Mentorship and its role in surgical training

Is there a principle which could help address multiple challenges in surgical training? One which has potential to improve recruitment and retention of staff to our specialty, quality of patient care and surgeon morale? Harry Spiers, an Academic Foundation Doctor...

Global health missions – not just for consultants. A guide for trainees.

Lulu Ritchie is a courageous and driven trainee in London, inspired by humanitarian missions but conscious of the usual requests for consultant level doctors. Lulu didn’t let that hold her back. She found a way and has kindly summarised her...

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...

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

This article is provided by Lalsa Shilpa Perepa, a Clinical Audiologist who started her audiology career in India. Audiology and speech language pathology (ASLP) courses in India are offered by various colleges and institutes that are affiliated with different universities...

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...

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...

Evidence-based hospital management of epistaxis

Epistaxis is the most common presentation to acute ENT services in the UK. However, there are currently no nationally accepted guidelines for its management. The British Rhinological Society, ENT UK and INTEGRATE (The National ENT Trainee Research Network) are working...

The Graham Fraser Foundation

Graham Fraser (1936-94) was a pioneering otolaryngologist, in whose memory the Graham Fraser Foundation was set up, and an eponymous annual lecture and a travelling fellowship in otology were established. It’s an honour to profile the Foundation in this extended...

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