The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care

CALLING ALL STUDENTS

17 September 2020

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CALLING ALL STUDENTS – WE ARE SEEKING EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST TO SUPPORT OUR JANUARY 2021 DIMC/FIMC EXAMINATIONS DIET (20TH JANUARY TO 22ND JANUARY 2021)

The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care are passionate about ensuring that the future of this profession has enthusiastic individuals to continue to develop this field of medicine. Student involvement is key to this strategy, to expose individuals to this environment which is often challenging to experience as a student. The initiative between the Faculty and uPHEM Glasgow has been running for a while now between Scottish Medical Schools and other allied healthcare professionals, to allow passionate students the opportunity to become involved in pre-hospital care.

Students will be utilised as expert patients for the OSPEs. Roles within this will vary but it is hoped to add a more realistic portrayal of scenarios. The FIMC examinations will consist of more complex scenarios and likely to require a student within the clinical years of their degree programme.

Students will be expected to arrive at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh for 1300 on the Wednesday and shall finish no later than 1500 on the Friday. A full brief will be given and supported by the examiners throughout. It is anticipated that on the Wednesday evening, students from a named University will organise a dinner at a local restaurant, providing opportunity to meet the other students involved.

It is expected that students will uphold an exemplary level of professionalism for these examinations. To ensure this is met, a code of conduct agreement will be required to be signed prior to involvement. This allows both the FPHC and students to understand expectations and maintains high standards for the profession.

As a thank you for your participation, the FPHC will organise a teaching CPD event on the Thursday evening for approximately 60 minutes. This topic will be chosen by discussion between the students and convenor to ensure it is as relevant and informative as possible.

Whilst being enrolled in this Examinations Support program each student will be granted free membership of the FPHC RCSEd – this gives access to a free electronic copy of our Current Foundation Manual for Immediate Care and free access to PHEMnet for CPD purposes.

This initiative is primarily designed for Scottish Medical Students and is funded based on them supporting the DIMC and FIMC examinations in Edinburgh. Due to the high level of interest from students elsewhere in the UK, we can advise that if you wish to attend, but are not based in Scotland then the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care will reimburse up to £50 towards your travel expenses which is the agreed maximum allowance for the Scottish Medical Students. Accommodation will be provided (pre booked) by the Faculty in twin share rooms wherever you have arrived from!

Note that being a Supporter on any of the FPHC examinations (currently DIMC, FIMC, DRTM, DUMC) prevents them sitting the same examination for a minimum period of 3 years from their last involvement.

This is an exciting opportunity to gain insight into what is expected of you in the future should you choose to pursue this as your chosen career and on behalf of myself and the FPHC, will look forward to welcoming you to the examinations. If you are interested in supporting this diet please email fphc-studentsupporters@rcsed.ac.uk detailing your name, your email, your year and your University.

NOTE - ONLY SUBMIT AN EXPRESSION OF INTEREST IF YOUR UNIVERSITY HAS AGREED TO YOU SUPPORTING THE EXAM

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