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Annual Educational Excellence Day

NIMDTA had their Third Annual Educational Excellence Day on Friday 22 June 2018. The event took place at La Mon Hotel, Belfast.

We were delighted to welcome Sir Nigel Hamilton, Former Head of Northern Ireland Civil Service, to deliver the Keynote Address entitled “The Further Shore is Reachable”.

We acknowledged and acclaimed the achievements of doctors, dentists, trainers and educators at this event through a series of awards in the following 8 categories:

(Please note that the deadline to return nominations has now passed)

  • Excellence in Research
  • Excellence in Clinical Education
  • Excellence in Quality Improvement
  • Excellence in Examination Results
  • Recognition by National Award
  • Outstanding Contributions to Society
  • Recognition of Outstanding Achievement by a Named Clinical or Educational Supervisor 
  • Recognition of Outstanding Achievement by a Leader of a NIMDTA Educational Programme

Further Programme Highlights  

NIMDTA Educational Excellence Day Programme 22 June 2018

NIMDTA provided an update on their VALUED strategy presented by Dr Camille Harron and Mrs Elaine Fugard.

The 2017/18 ADEPT Clinical Leadership Fellows presented a summary of their projects that they have been engaged with during the 2017/18 academic year.

The Irish Junior Doctors Choir provided some musical delights during lunch.

NIMDTA also launched its new SUCCEED Strategy.  The aim of this strategy is to enhance the care of patients in Northern Ireland by proactively supporting NIMDTA doctors and dentists in training, to enjoy their training, successfully progress, complete training and be appointed to permanent posts in NI.

Read more about it in the Educational Excellence Day newsletter below:

Educational Excellence Day Newsletter

2017

2016

NIMDTA Educational Excellence Day – Updated

NIMDTA is holding an Educational Excellence Day on Wednesday 15 June 2016 with the aim of officially recognising and celebrating the success during the academic year 2015/16 of high achieving doctors and dentists in training in NIMDTA’s training programmes.

The event will be held at the La Mon Hotel & Country Club and we are delighted to welcome Dr Michael McBride, Chief Medical Officer, DHSSPS to deliver the Keynote Lecture on Educational Excellence.  The programme for the day is below:

We are going to recognise the excellence of doctors and dentists in training at this event through a series of awards for excellence in research, clinical education, quality improvement, examinations, national awards, leadership and outstanding contributions to Society.

Trainees are invited to nominate themselves for one of these awards using the nomination form, Dare to Excel, below.  Educators are also invited to nominate trainees in their programmes for one or more of these awards using the same form Dare to Excel.

Forms needs to be returned along with any attachment to Ms Meredith Gregge (Meredith.Gregge@hscni.net) by 5pm on Friday 20 May 2016.

Trainees and Educators are welcome at the event whether they wish to submit a nomination form or not.  Please reserve a place at the event by contacting Ms Meredith Gregge (Meredith.Gregge@hscni.net).

ENGAGE Clinical Leadership & Improvement Programme

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Clinical Leadership and Improvement Programme 

LAST CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR ENGAGE CLINICAL LEADERSHIP & IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME 

As part of NIMDTA’s VALUED strategy, NIMDTA is delighted to invite trainees to participate in ENGAGE which is the Clinical Leadership and Improvement Programme for senior trainees and was introduced for the first time during the 2016/17 training year.

ENGAGE has been designed in conjunction with the HSC Leadership Centre. The programme aims to challenge, develop and support doctors and dentists in their final year of training to ensure that they are prepared to lead effectively so that they can influence, shape and improve the delivery of high quality patient-centred care.

Participants will attend nine modules organised on Monday evenings at NIMDTA between the start of November 2018 and mid-June 2019. These modules will be delivered by consultants from the HSC Leadership Centre with input from senior clinical leaders and improvers from the HSC as well as external contributors.

Participants will also complete a Quality Improvement Project. This may be a project that the participant has already started or needs to complete as part of their curriculum. This Quality Improvement Project should not be viewed as additional work but rather the programme will act as a catalyst and support the completion of this initiative.

Your participation in the programme will be completely funded by NIMDTA but travel/subsistence connected with attendance at the modules will not be supported.

There are places for 45 participants in total. The programme is open to trainees in their final year of training in dentistry, general practice or hospital-based specialty training.

The programme is voluntary and will be delivered largely in the evenings. To complete the programme, trainees need to be able to attend 6 out of the 9 of sessions including attendance at the final showcase event on 3rd June 2019.

All Hospital Specialty, General Practice and Dental Trainees who are currently within the last 12 months of training/about to enter the last 12 months of training towards CCT or equivalent are encouraged to consider participating in the programme.  

Places on the programme will be allocated to eligible applicants on a first come, first served basis. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit an application form as soon as possible. 

If you are interested in participating in this programme, please complete the application form and return to valuedtrainees@hscni.net before 2:00pm on Monday 5th November 2018.

Foundation Regional Induction
Foundation Regional Induction at Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn Thursday 26 July 2018
Registration: 8:00am – 8:30am 

The Northern Ireland Foundation Team look forward to welcoming you to the Foundation Regional Induction Event next week.
Directions to Lagan Valley Island in Lisburn which has approximately 300 car parking spaces or you can find details of transport links to the area
here. 

This mandatory full day event takes place to provide you with information that will be beneficial for your Foundation Training. 

Registration begins at 8:00am so please arrive promptly.

The dress code is smart/casual.

 

Trainee Research Day

The Research for Trainees: Opportunities, Presentations and Prizes day will take place on Friday 02 November 2018 in the Postgraduate Centre, Belfast City Hospital.  

The event, sponsored by QUB, UMS and NIMDTA, lasts a full day and has been divided into two sections. The morning involves a symposium on research opportunities. It is completely free and open to all Foundation, Specialty, Dental and GP trainees to attend whether you want to find out about research opportunities or have a definite plan to do research which you want to discuss with a senior QUB researcher.

The afternoon will consist of oral and poster presentations by doctors and dentists in training, with judging and prize giving for the best presentations. This is an excellent opportunity for doctors and dentists in training to present their original work in the form of clinical, basic science and educational studies, quality improvement and clinical case reports. 

Please click on the below programme link for further information on the events of the day. 

To book on for the full event, please click on the following link: Trainee Research Day 2018

Trainee Research Day Programme

2017

Trainee Research Day – 19 October 2017

Educators and trainees are warmly invited to attend the Research for Trainees: Opportunities, Presentations and Prizes day on Thursday 19 October 2017 in the Postgraduate Centre, Belfast City Hospital.

The event, sponsored by QUB, UMS and NIMDTA, lasts a full day and has been divided into two sections. The morning involves a symposium on research opportunities. It is free and open to all Foundation, Specialty, Dental and GP trainees to attend whether you want to find out about research opportunities or have a definite plan to do research which you want to discuss with a senior QUB researcher.

The afternoon will consist of judging and prize giving for trainee doctor and dentist abstracts. This is an excellent opportunity for doctors and dentists in training to present original work in the form of clinical, basic science and educational studies, quality improvement, clinical case reports and dental research.

Submissions of original work are welcome from current NIMDTA trainees, doctors and dentists who have trained in NI during 2016 – 2017 (whose submission is based on work undertaken during their training) and doctors in training elsewhere who are members of the Ulster Medical Society.

Submissions must be sent on the Abstract Form below to ValuedTrainees@hscni.net by 5pm on Wednesday 06 September 2017:

Submissions must be no longer than 200 words long and adhere to the structure Title, Introduction, Aims, Methods, Results, Discussion (for Basic Science, Clinical Research, Educational Studies, Quality Improvement and Dental Research) and to the structure of Title, Introduction, Discussion (for Case Reports, Case Series).

Each abstract must indicate one category under which the submission will be considered. The submission categories are:

  • Clinical Research
  • Basic Science Research
  • Studies in Medical Education
  • Quality Improvement/Patient Safety
  • Case Report/Case Series
  • Dental Research

The trainee must indicate whether they want their submission to be considered for oral presentation, poster presentation or both. The abstract must be no longer than 200 words and contain no tables or diagrams at the submission stage.

Trainees will be notified of the outcome of their submission by Monday 25 September 2017. Instructions regarding duration of oral presentations and dimensions and orientation of posters will be provided to trainees who have had their abstracts accepted for oral or poster presentation.

To book on for the full event, please click here .

Trainee Research Day Prize Winners

The annual Trainee Research Day, sponsored by QUB, UMS and NIMDTA, was held on 19 October 2017.  Details of prize winners on the day are available below:

Trainee Research Day 2017

NIMDTA’s VALUED Trainee initiative is committed to recognising and applauding the achievements of trainees in various aspects of training, including research. NIMDTA in collaboration with the Ulster Medical Society (UMS) and Queens University Belfast (QUB) hosted it’s third annual “Research for Trainees; Opportunities, Presentations & Prizes” day in Belfast City Hospital Postgraduate Centre on 29 October 2017.

A full report on the day can be found below:

2016

Trainee Research Day

A “Research for Trainees” event is to be held on Thursday 20 October 2016 at the Postgraduate Centre, Belfast City Hospital.

Please see below for the Programme:

Trainee Research Day

NIMDTA in collaboration with The Ulster Medical Society (UMS) and Queens University Belfast (QUB) hosted “Research for Trainees; Opportunities, Presentations & Prizes” day in Belfast City Hospital Postgraduate Centre.

Please find below a newsletter in relation to the event:

Trainee Welcome Evening

The Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency are hosting their Third Annual Trainee Welcome Evening on Tuesday 7 August 2018 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm in Riddel Hall, Belfast.  

The Welcome Event is aimed at all specialty trainees who have recently joined training in Northern Ireland.

The evening will give these trainees the opportunity to meet with NIMDTA Educators and other various Host Organisations. They also will have the chance to find out information about the services and opportunities that are available to them. 

We are here to answer all your questions and give you a useful insight into what you can expect from your training in Northern Ireland. 

To book your place at the Welcome Evening, please click here.

Trainee Welcome Programme 2018

Trainee Welcome Event

2017

Trainee Welcome Event – 15 August 2017

NIMDTA invites all Specialty and GP trainee doctors who are new to training in Northern Ireland to an event on Tuesday 15 August 2017 from 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm. The event will be held in the NIMDTA offices, Beechill House, 42 Beechill Road, Belfast BT8 7RL.

This informal evening offers food, music and café style conversations on topics such as:

  • Training in Northern Ireland
  • Careers
  • Settling into Northern Ireland
  • Mentoring
  • Professional Support
  • Leadership Opportunities

Trainees will also have the opportunity to network with fellow trainees who are also new to training and representatives from the NIMDTA Trainee Forum, BMA, GMC, ADEPT Clinical Leadership Fellows and Visit Belfast.

To reserve a place at the event, please click here.

2016

Welcome Evening – 16 August 2016

NIMDTA held a “Welcome to Northern Ireland” evening on 16 August 2016 to which was aimed at doctors in specialty training who are working in Northern Ireland for the first time.

Please see below for details: