St Mark's Academic Institute has a major teaching commitment. It offers a programme of postgraduate instruction in coloproctology which has attracted an ever increasing number of participants. In undergraduate teaching the Institute is working closely with Imperial College. The main event of the year is the international congress, Frontiers in Intestinal and Colorectal Disease. The dates for 2013 are 26th - 29th November 2013 .
Observerships provide clinicians with the opportunity for an informal attachment of varying length to observe the work of the hospital in a limited capacity meaning that the visitor is welcome to attend all clinical activities but not allowed to ‘scrub in’ or be directly involved in patient care. Attendance at clinics, endoscopy and physiology sessions are at the discretion of the consultant concerned. The usual duration for an observership is one month. The maximum time is limited by the postgraduate teaching terms as observers may only attend outside those terms. There is a daily charge (currently £30 per day). For further information contact the Academic Institute.
Postgraduates wishing to play a more active role in the hospital, including the opportunity to undertake research, may apply for the posts of honorary assistants in Surgery or Medicine. GMC registration is essential. Applications are made to the Dean, together with a referral letter, and submitted to the Education Executive for approval. Only four honorary assistants in Surgery can be accommodated at one time and there is currently a waiting list. Fees: £750 for stays of up to 6 months and £1000 for more than 6 months. For further information contact the Academic Institute.
For many years St Mark's Academic Institute has run highly prestigious teaching terms for intestinal Surgeons. This four week programme is suitable for surgeons with an interest in intestinal and colorectal disease. The programme includes lectures, open seminars, attending theatres and outpatient departments and the opportunity to spend time in the various hospital departments. There is also free time for personal study.
Now, due to popular demand a new parallel programme has been developed for gastroenterologists with a specific interest in luminal disease. This four week programme includes lectures, open seminars, ward rounds and the opportunity to observe complex endoscopic procedures. Applicants will be able to attend routine hospital meetings including Grand Rounds, IBD Multi-Disciplinary Meeting, Research Forum, Radiological and Pathological Reviews. Cost £1850.
For more details please visit our course webpage.
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