BASHH Educational Fellowships for Physicians Taking Higher Specialist Training in Genitourinary Medicine 2018

23rd April 2018

The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) will be piloting a programme of honorary fellowships for physicians in higher specialist training in genitourinary medicine with in interest in Medical Education.

How will the fellowship work?
SIGs and committees reporting to the BASHH Education Committee will submit proposals for Educational projects to the Education Committee. 1-2 projects will be chosen each year depending on the quality of the proposals received. A mentor who is suitably qualified to supervise the project will be put forward from the group and linked up with the successful candidate.
The project should take no more than half day per week and may be considered part of the half a day per week is already permitted within the training curriculum for ‘self study’.
The aim is to complete the project within 12 months. Trainees undertaking further educational qualifications may wish to use the project towards essays or dissertations but this must be made clear during the application process.

In 2018, the ‘pilot’ fellowship project will involve working with the STIF group.

How will the fellowship be funded?
The SIG submitting the project proposal will need to include a funding proposal at the time of submission in order to cover the running costs of the project.
There is no specific funding for trainee time or to provide backfill for clinical work. The trainee needs to be confident that she or he has sufficient capacity to undertake the project prior to application. A letter of support from both the trainee’s Specialty Training Programme Director and Head of Service will be required at the time of application. We envisage the project taking no more than half a day a week for 12 months.
The successful trainee will receive free attendance at the BASHH annual conference if their abstract submission is successful in the peer review process.

How to apply?
Candidates should submit the application to the Education Committee Secretary Dr Sarah Duncan (sarah.duncan7@nhs.net) copied to the Chair, Dr Ashini Fox: Ashini.fox@nuh.nhs.uk.

The application should include:

• Concise CV (2-3 sides)
• A personal statement (not more than 1 side of A4) entitled ‘Importance of this Educational Fellowship to my training and future career’.
• Written approval from the trainee’s Head of service and Regional Speciality Training programme director.

N.B. Applications missing any of the above items will not be considered.
Applications should be received by 5pm on the 30th May 2018. Successful candidates will be informed by 13th June 2018 with a view to starting in July 2018.

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