Medical training initiative (MTI): stepping outside the box

Medical training initiative (MTI) scheme in the UK are becoming increasingly available and are actively supported by ENT UK. Despite this, knowledge of them is limited and there can be a mismatch between supervisors and potential candidates. Our authors, Manuela...

The European School of Interdisciplinary Tinnitus

Scientific careers in tinnitus are expanding beyond any single discipline to embrace interdisciplinary collaboration and knowledge exchange. Natalia Trpchevska and Christopher R Cederroth present an overview of an innovative EU-funded training programme called the ‘European School of Interdisciplinary Tinnitus’, and...

Less than full time training: the best of both worlds!

Every one of us can feel the pressures of competing interests of everyday life and commitment to our careers. This can be even more difficult when bringing up a young family, especially when we have had to move away from...

Audiology and speech language pathology programmes in India: an overview of education and career opportunities

In this issue we continue exploring audiology training routes across the world and our next destination is India. This article is provided by Lalsa Shilpa Perepa, a Clinical Audiologist who started her audiology career in India. Audiology and speech language...

Securing the future of ENT in the UK

A career in otolaryngology is fascinating, fulfilling and fun, but how do we convince our potential successors? Jay Doshi, Asad Qayyum, Bradley Storey and Tom Milner outline the fantastic efforts to showcase ENT throughout the UK. Student and foundation doctors...

Educational audiologists: adding value, bridging gaps

Educational audiology provides a vital link between health and education by supporting children with hearing loss in educational settings. Joy Rosenberg presents an overview of the training route available in the United Kingdom. Students in lecture. Educational audiologists greatly enhance...

A global online fellowship in head and neck surgery and oncology

The International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies (IFHNOS) offers an online fellowship training programme for advanced trainees wishing to subspecialise in head and neck surgery and oncology. Emma Stapleton speaks with the Chairman of the Board of Directors...

Audiology training in South Africa

There are many different ways to become an audiologist throughout the world and it is interesting to see how different some of the training routes can be. In this issue Dr Cherilee Rutherford, a lecturer in audiology at the University...

Practical training courses for otolaryngology trainees

In this extended Trainee Matters, it’s a pleasure to present a trio of excellent articles with a theme of practical training courses for otolaryngology trainees. Miss Rachel Edmiston, Professor Nirmal Kumar and colleagues have written a valuable guide to setting...

Charles Skinner Hallpike and the Hallpike Prize

The British Association of Audiovestibular Physicians introduced the Hallpike Prize in 2009 as an award to stimulate the pursuit of knowledge in relation to the field of audiovestibular medicine. Julian Ahmed celebrates the history of the great man the award...

The Association of Otolaryngologists in Training: by trainees for trainees

The Association of Otolaryngologists in Training (AOT) is an independent organisation, run by trainees for trainees in the UK for over 25 years. Its aims are to represent all ENT trainees in the UK; to improve and promote standards of...

Across the pond: a tale of two fellowships

Where in the world is Halifax? Many outside of Canada have never heard of the Maritime Canadian town of Halifax. Before leaving to start a year-long fellowship there, we both had to answer many questions from family and friends about...

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