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

RQIATrainees 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 from a supervising consultant to assist in such settings would not meet this requirement, and trainees should seek advice directly from the hospital.

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 the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS). Her research has focused on the application of spatial analysis techniques, including geostatistics, compositional data analysis and Geographical Information Science (GIS), to soil geochemistry, environmental and criminal forensics, human health, geohazards and weathering studies.

Throughout her career Jennifer has taken an active role in promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in academia and has contributed to this globally. Interdisciplinary collaboration and strong partnership working underpins her commitment to high impact global research.
The event will take place in 0G.029 in the Elmwood Building on Tuesday February 18th at 6.15pm.

2020 BMA Foundation for Medical Research – 2020 grant details announced

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BMA MEDFASH Prize – opening for nominations on 1 January 2020

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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 and developing change in healthcare.

Applications are open for dental applicants: 9th -23rd  December 2019

We would particularly like representation from the International Medical Graduate Community.

Please use this link for further information: Ambass

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 circuit and
•       Access to multiple specialty trainees for hints and tips! 

Dates of the interview scheme are as follows:

•             Foundation to Specialty Interview:

9th January 2020 17:30 – 20:30
15th January 2020 17:30 – 20:30

•             Core to higher Interview:

10th February 2020 17:30 – 20:30
12th March 2020 17:30 – 20:30

Booking is now active on Intrepid Course Manager.  Places will be filled on a first come first serve basis and are limited to 24 places each evening.  Trainees will have preference over non-training applicants.

Peer Interview Scheme - With Links

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


By completing the VALUED survey you can make your voice heard and be entered into a prize draw for a £100 Amazon Voucher.

If we can’t resolve the issue we can speak to those who can and lobby on your behalf.

Make your voice heard!!!

Link to 2019 VALUED survey


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!

RQIAThe 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 in these inspections with a multidisciplinary team to help identify areas of good practice (to promote and share learning) and areas which require attention (to support and drive improvement).

This is an important Leadership opportunity which is endorsed by the Department of Health Medical Leaders Forum and the Medical Directors of the HSC Trusts.
You will gain knowledge of the systems, processes and innovative work going on in other units, gain insight to the wider HSC network and experience something different!

You will be provided with induction, training and support to undertake the role.
Applicants must be ST3 level and above.

Please contact Dr Stuart Brown, ST6 Psychiatry and ADEPT fellow, for further information and detail!