Friday, 22 January, 2021

Medical Trainees Symposium: A day in the life of a medical trainee - Friday 22 January 2021- Online Symposium


Our 2021 annual Medical Trainee Conference, organised by the Trainees & Members' Committee of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, aims to provide an interactive diverse programme, covering both outpatient and inpatient clinical encounters relevant for medical trainees. It will be delivered entirely online. Our programme gives a snapshot of a day in the life of a medical trainee. We will start the day with a morning covering diverse topics from outpatient clinics, such chronic breathlessness in a respiratory clinic, the nuances of neurology examination and appropriate assessment of anaemia. In the afternoon, we move to discussing topics from the acute hospital setting environment, such as critical care management, cardiology emergencies in the coronary care unit and frailty assessment at the front door.


This varied and engaging programme also includes our 47th Sir John Halliday Croom Lecture and our Keynote Lecture. Our Keynote lecture, delivered by Professor Pat Croskerry (Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Critical Thinking Program within the Division of Medical Education, Dalhousie University, Canada) will outline the fascinating psychology of clinical decisions, cognitive bias and the factors that influence medical decision making. The programme will conclude with our popular Clinical Lessons session.


Clinical Lessons - Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are invited from Collegiate Members, Associates & Medical Students and Foundation Year Members of any of the UK Royal Colleges for the Clinical Lessons sessions at our symposium planned for January 2021. A prize will be awarded for the best Collegiate Member/Associate presentation and also a prize for the best Student/Foundation Year Member presentation. Those who have been chosen to present will deliver their talk virtually.  Cases should be relevant to a general medical audience and should carry a clear lesson.


Abstracts should be submitted to NO LATER THAN 9am GMT ON Monday 30 November 2020.


Sir John Halliday Croom Medal Lectureship - Call for Applications

Applications are invited from Collegiate Members (but not Fellows) of any UK Royal College of Physicians, resident in the United Kingdom, who wish to compete for the 47th Croom Lectureship. The lecture will be delivered virtually by the successful candidate on Friday 22 January 2021.


The deadline to submit your application is 9am, Monday 30 November 2020.


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Dr Ailsa Oswald and Dr Anda Bularga

Chair/MTC Organising Committee