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Bullet Points in ENT: Postgraduate and Exit Exam Preparation

This book adds itself to half a dozen similar publications for trainees preparing for postgraduate exams in otolaryngology. Three hundred pages of facts laid out in five sections with 105 coloured illustrations. Each section has been nicely put together covering...

ENT surgical training in Belgium

The authors aimed to identify strength and gaps in ENT training in Belgium through a national survey amongst ENT Belgian trainees. They attempted to contact 94 trainees, with a response rate of 59.5%. Of the respondents, 35.7% rated their level...

RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons) Annual Speciality Day 2018

Report by: Constantin Manole, CST Trainee, Sligo and Nash Patil, ENT Consultant, Sligo. On Tuesday 27 November, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) hosted the annual Specialty Day for ST2 trainees in ENT, plastics and maxillofacial surgery. The participants...

Simulation and otologic surgery

Ensuring adequate exposure and developing surgical skills for trainees has been an ongoing challenge. In this article, the authors reviewed the role of simulation and its role in developing skills in otologic surgery for trainees. Virtual-reality (VR) simulation models have...

BRS (British Rhinological Society) Annual Meeting 2019

Report by: Dr Miran Pankhania, ST8 Specialty Trainee in Otolaryngology The British Rhinological Society (BRS) annual meeting is the third Friday in May each year. It is dedicated to creating a friendly forum for all those interested in rhinology and...

The costs of applying to ENT specialty training

Training doctors is costly. In the UK, medical school costs an estimated £230,000 made up of £163,000 in government grants and £65,000 in student loans [1]. Repayment of the student loan begins once the graduate earns above a certain threshold,...

INTEGRATE: Uniting collaborative research in ENT

Exposure to clinical research as a trainee is often sporadic and unstructured, despite it featuring in both the GMC’s Good Medical Practice and the ISCP’s syllabus for all surgical specialities, including otolaryngology [1,2]. The majority of trainees undertake small-scale research...

In conversation with Dr John Woo and Mr Derek Skinner

Dr John Woo and Mr Derek Skinner have between them an absolute wealth of experience and expertise in the fields of surgical training and specialist examinations. Here, they tell us about their involvement in surgical education, and explain some of...

Less Than Full time Training in Otolaryngology

A recent Statement from the Association of Surgeons in Training (ASIT) stated that in 2011 there were 17 otolaryngology trainees in Less Than Full Time training (LTFT) [1]. Otolaryngologists in LTFT posts (17/151) is the largest group after general surgery...