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How To Get Ahead Of The Pack! Short Listing Top Tips! Dr Ausami Abbas ST2 Southampton Scheme Wessex School of Radiology
2010….. The Facts 655 applications 35% F2 60% of All candidates interviewed 89% offered 2 interviews 181 ST1s appointed (27%) 50% of those appointed direct from Foundation program
Radiology is competitive Run through training to CCT Fewer ST1 posts (radiology and all specialties) Specialty that is expanding Applications from foundation and core training Interview offers before other SpR/ST3 specialties People who previously would have applied to Core surgical training are now applying to radiology
If successfully applying to radiology is competitive ….. Then you need to be competitive!!
Be Honest: Which Group Do You Belong to? Amazing Average Awful Can I Improve My chances? Do I have time? How can I do it? Is it too late?
Good News Lots of easy points to gain Need to be dedicated and organised Need to be realistic with how you improve your application
Short listing Points! Commitment to radiology Understanding of career/training in radiology Audit Research Publication Presentation Teaching Courses Skills Exams Career progression
Commitment to Radiology Work shadow programme Taster week Attendence at “Wessex radiology career day” Radiology themed audit Elective in radiology Radiology Bsc Member of radiology societies (eg BIR, SRT) Subscribe to a journal (eg BJR) Attendence at radiology courses/meetings
Audit Radiology themed Evidence of completing audit cycle Presenting audit findings at local, regional or national meetings. Understand difference between audit & research Ask Current radiology trainees if there are any audits you can help with.
Publications Doesn’t have to be radiology themed 1 st Author (ideal) Pubmed indexed journal If you haven’t try -asking seniors if you can help them -Interesting cases -Classic cases -Audit results This can take a longtime and be time consuming!
Presentations Local / regional/ national /international Posters or oral Radiology meeting (ideal) Interesting cases/ audit results Ask seniors if you can help out with project Ask Radiology trainees if you can help with a poster Meetings : UKRC June SRT July Wessex BIR December 5 th National BIR December
Teaching Evidence of delivering formal teaching Regional vs local Timetable Feedback Teaching the teachers course Student tutor? Radiology training day?
Courses ATLS/ALS Basic surgical skills US course X-ray courses BIR training days
Skills Evidence of hand eye coordination - Chest drains - Central lines - Ascitic drains - Lumbar puncture Attendance/presenting at MDT US experience
Exams & Career progression More is expected of Core then F2 applicants Exams are more relevant to those at the end of Core training Evidence of distinction or prizes Evidence of achievement outside of medicine Management experience
Don’t Panic Aim to get extra points Work hard now Focus on the achievable! Commitment to radiology is KEY!!! Have a back up plan
Finally….. Give yourself time to complete the form Show it to trusted colleague Get the grammar checked There are lots of points available for the “150 word question” sections for the smart applicant “STAR” technique S ituation and T ask, A : Action, R : Reflection.