Applications for the post of Educational Supervisor in the Northern Ireland Dental Foundation Training (DFT) Scheme are now open

NIMDTA would welcome applications for the post of Dental Educational Supervisor, closing date for applications is 10.02.2020.

Information for Trainees who have been asked to work in Independent / Private Hospital Settings

Trainees who have been asked to assist in Independent / Private Hospital settings should be aware that the only mechanism for a clinician to work in these settings is either by being granted practising privileges by the independent / private hospital or as a result of being employed by that hospital. A request or invitation […]

QUB Inaugural Lecture Professor Jennifer McKinley entitled Making Global Connections Count: Understanding People, Place & Health

Jennifer is a Chartered Geologist and currently hold a number of international roles including President of the International Association of Mathematical Geoscientists (IAMG), Vice Chair of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) Geosciences and Geographical Sciences committee and Communications Officer for the Initiative on Forensic Geology (IFG).

She has been nominated for the Council of […]

2020 BMA Foundation for Medical Research – 2020 grant details announced

BMA MEDFASH Prize – opening for nominations on 1 January 2020

NIMDTA Dental Ambassador Post

Are you a sociable, motivated trainee who could support others and represent your specialty regionally? If so, the trainee ambassador role is for you. This involves:

• Multi-specialty collaboration across all training grades. • Connection with NIMDTA and further understanding of healthcare structure. • Identifying as a point of contact for all trainees. • Identifying […]

Peer Interview Scheme 2020

The peer interview scheme is a scheme run for trainees by trainees who have first hand, relevant experience of undertaking interviews themselves. The scheme has significantly improved trainee participants’ confidence in undertaking interview at core and higher specialty levels for the last two years. The evening involves: • Interview technique training • A mock interview […]

NIMDTA believe that NI Medical and Dental trainees should be VALUED

In the last 2 years we have been asking trainees in the Northern Ireland Deanery: What matters to you? In 2018, 149 out of 1849 trainees responded.

We listened to their issues and we have worked hard in the last two years to make improvements in training. More information and newsletters here


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Shortage Occupation List

From 6 October 2019, all medical practitioners have been added to the Shortage Occupation List in the UK. This means that medical practitioners are exempt from the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) when applying to foundation and specialty training programmes, with the exception of Public Health, subject to eligibility.

Call for RQIA Clinical Trainee Associates!

The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) is responsible for monitoring and inspecting the availability and quality of HSC services in Northern Ireland. RQIA undertakes a rolling programme of unannounced hospital inspections. Inspections examine the quality of care and the leadership of services within specific clinical areas.

As a Clinical Trainee Associate, you would participate […]