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Overview

Taking place across England, Scotland and Wales, introducing medical students, junior doctors and AHPs to a career in rheumatology.

Changes to medical school curricula and postgraduate training have resulted in medical students, junior doctors and allied healthcare professionals having limited exposure to rheumatology.

Because of this, we organise taster days across the UK, giving participants an understanding of what it's like to work in rheumatology, opportunities to network with rheumatologists, GPs and other MDT members, and to meet rheumatology patients.

NB: taster days are not revision sessions or education days

Sample programme

Day 1

TIME

SESSION

SPEAKERS

10:00-10:30

Arrivals and coffee

10:30-10:50

The consultant rheumatologist's job plan

TBC

10:50-11:10

The past, present and future of rheumatology

11:10-11:30

How to successfully apply to ST training

11:30-12:00

Questions and coffee

12:00-12:20

From bench to bedside: can immunology be interesting?

12:20-12:40

A career in academia: a trainees perspective

12:40-13:00

An overview of rheumatology conditions

13:00-14:00

Lunch and networking

14:00-14:30

Breakout session 1: multisystem disease – is the rheumatologist the last true generalist (patient perspective)?

14.30-15.00

Breakout session 2: the use of ultrasound in rheumatology

15.00-15.15

Coffee break

15.15-15.45

Breakout session 3: paediatric and adolescent rheumatology

15:45-16:15

Breakout session 4: medication in rheumatology

16:15-16:30

Summary and questions