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Demystify the SFP: Beyond the SFP

16th Jan 2024
7:00 - 8:30pm (GMT)
16th Jan 2024
7:00 - 8:30pm (GMT)
Hosted on MedAll
Attendance certificate available
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Description

Students often find getting into research a challenging task. Some saw the Specialised Foundation Programme (SFP) as the only route. And the reputation of the SFP being an elite programme makes academia an even more out-of-reach to many medical students and graduate trainees.

That's why the Demystify team found you two experts in this area.

We have Dr Sohaib Rufai to talk about his journey in academic medicine and paediatric research. He completed his Academic Foundation Programme (AFP, predecessor of the SFP) in Southampton, Academic Clinical Fellowship (ACF) in Leicester and PhD in Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). He would represent the “conventional” route into academic medicine.

We also have Mr Jason Powell to talk about his journey in academic medicine and paediatric research as well. He did not start his journey via AFP or ACF, but he found his passion in paediatric ENT in the middle of his training. He has completed his PhD and fellowship in University of British Columbia (UBC). He will talk about how he find his calling, and how he landed his prestigious position as a MRC Clinician Scientist.

So we get a star-studded cast in research in paediatric surgery, which is probably one of the most challenging areas of academic medicine. Hopefully, that will inspire you to get involved in research, paediatrics or ENT in general!

Summary

Explore the world of medical research beyond the Specialised Foundation Programme (SFP) in the "Demystify the SFP: Beyond the SFP" teaching session. This engaging event features two experts, Dr. Sohaib Rufai and Mr. Jason Powell, who will share their unique journeys into academic medicine and pediatric research. Rufai followed the conventional route while Powell took an unconventional path to become a MRC Clinician Scientist. Come and be inspired by their success stories and learn how to get involved in research, pediatrics, or ENT.
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Learning objectives

1. By the end of the teaching session, participants will be able to understand the general pathways to enter academic medicine, specifically through the Specialised Foundation Programme (SFP). 2. Participants will gain insights into the contrast between traditional and non-traditional routes to academic medicine by examining the journeys of Dr Sohaib Rufai and Mr Jason Powell. 3. They will achieve a more in-depth understanding of the opportunities and challenges associated with research in paediatric surgery and learning how to navigate the field. 4. Participants will be equipped with practical guidance and strategies to ignite and sustain their career pursuits in the field and enhance their potential for securing prestigious positions such as a MRC Clinician Scientist. 5. By the end of the session, participants will be motivated to explore and engage in research opportunities within their respective medical fields in the light of dispelling preconceptions about the exclusivity of academic medicine to SFP.
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16th Jan 2024
7:00 - 8:30pm (GMT)
Hosted on MedAll
Attendance certificate available
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Free
ONLINE