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New member of Endocrinology and Diabetes SCE Board sought

By Editor
12th March 2019

A new member of the Endocrinology and Diabetes Speciality Certificate Examining (SCE) Board is being sought.

The Association of British Clinical Diabetologists, the Society for Endocrinology, and the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK are looking to appoint.

The successful applicant will assist the Chair and Medical Secretary in the running of the SCE to ensure that all academic objectives and standards set by the General Medical Council are met.

The role will also also involve attending annual meetings of the Board, convening to set examination papers, reviewing candidate performance in the most recent diet and acting on the advice of the Management and Policy Board and Examining Boards on policy and academic matters relating to the examinations.

A full list of the post’s responsibilities is set out in: The Responsibilities and Duties of Members of the Part 1, Part 2 and Speciality Certificate Examining Boards.

In addition a copy of the remit and responsibilities of the examining board can be found on the MRCP(UK) website.

Applicants should meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply:

  • hold the MRCP(UK) or an equivalent postgraduate diploma
  • be practicing as a specialist in Endocrinology and Diabetes, and a member or fellow of one of the three Colleges
  • be registered with a license to practice and in good standing on the GMC specialist register
  • be actively engaged in the training of junior doctors in the UK (or within the last two years)
  • be up-to-date as appropriate with relevant national guidelines, CPD requirements, employer’s equality and diversity training and appraisal process
  • experience of the exam process (Question writing group or Standard Setting Group) would be an advantage.

It is a non-salaried position, though all reasonable expenses and travel costs will be met by MRCP(UK) Central Office in line with the Federation expenses policy.

The tenure of board appointments is five years. This is subject to regular attendance at meetings and remaining in good standing with the GMC as these will be monitored.

Applications for the post should be submitted to by 22 March 2019. This should include the following documents:

  • CV – including contact details, current position, GMC number and College membership;
  • Covering letter – outlining your suitability for the role and demonstrating how you meet the eligibility criteria outlined above.

All applications will be considered by the Chair of the Endocrinology and Diabetes Examining Board.

The next Endocrinology and Diabetes Examination Board takes place on 1 and 2 October 2019 at the Royal College of Physicians of London and the successful applicants will be required to attend.

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