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Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh – Medical Careers Conference

This symposium is designed to give people greater insight into a career as a physician and more information on many of the 31 specialities open to physicians.

07 Oct 2017

Abstracts deadline:

Registration deadline:

Edinburgh, UK - View map

  • Overview
  • Event programme
The conference is aimed at core medical trainees, foundation year doctors, medical students and also those outside formal training. You will also have the opportunity to meet with trainees and consultants from a wide range of different specialties who will offer a real insight into each individual subspecialty as well as answer questions and give guidance. The symposium is free and lunch and drinks are included. We look forward to welcoming you!

For more information and to register visit the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh​ website.

Refundable Registration Fee

ST1 or ST2


Foundation Year 1 or Year 2


Unpaid Post


Medical student



Registration and Coffee


Welcome by Vice President, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh


Overview of the RCPE and the T & MC
Dr Katherine Walesby, Chair RCPE Trainees and Members’ Committee


Chair: Dr Katherine Walesby, Chair RCPE Trainees and Members’ Committee
Training as a physician – training programme structure and changes
Dr Mike Jones, Consultant Physician and Clinical Director, University Hospital of North Durham

                                    (Delegates move to their morning workshops – two back to back lectures)


Workshop 1: Prioritisation: top tips for managing the medical ward

Dr Joanna Mathisen, Foundation Doctor, NHS Grampian

Workshop 2: How to make the most of your FY1 year
Dr Nicola Zammit, Consultant Physician and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Workshop 1: Post-graduate job applications: hints and tips

Dr Elizabeth Woods, Teaching Fellow, Northumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Workshop 2: Options for going out of programme: discussion including academic and teaching fellowships
Speaker details - TBA


Lunch/ Opportunity to visit the medical specialty stands


Chair: Dr Katherine Walesby, Chair RCPE Trainees and Members’ Committee
What it means to be a physician
Dr Kerri Baker, Consultant in Acute Medicine, Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy


 (Delegates move to their afternoon workshop & delegates choose from 1 of the below topics)


Option 1:  How to get published
Speaker details - TBA

Option 2: Working Abroad
Dr Judith Taylor, Registrar in Geriatric and GIM Medicine, NHS Tayside

Option 3: Managing yourself and your patients: keeping a work-life balance
Dr Susan Shenkin, Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant, Geriatric Medicine Unit, University of Edinburgh, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh


Panel discussion (Q& A) of all speakers


Close/ meet the speakers for drinks