Welcome to the BCS Education section of the BCS website. Here you will find information on current BCS Education initiatives, listed to the right.
Education is an important area of interest for the British Cardiovascular Society as highlighted in the BCS Education Strategy. Our focus is on delivering high quality education for trainees, trained cardiologists and allied professionals in association with our Affiliated Groups. In addition to providing information on key BCS Education activities, and formally endorsed education activities for trainees linked to the Cardiology Curriculum, you will also find a range of other courses approved by the BCS as having educational value.
The BCS Annual Conference now has a major educational focus in addition to its leading edge scientific content. This is achieved through defined tracks in the programme including: Education for Revalidation, Clinical Science/Translational Research, Basic Science, Affiliated groups and Imaging tracks. As well as the National Training Day at the BCS Annual Conference, the “Revalidation” is designed to provide up to date education covering the cardiology curriculum over a 5 year cycle. Linked to formative assessment this will facilitate and simplify BCS members future revalidation needs.
The annual BCS & Mayo Clinic Cardiology Review Course commenced in 2009 and has proven very popular with trainees and specialist doctors. The course includes a session on the Knowledge Based Assessment, a mandatory exam for St5 Trainees. A new BCS & Mayo Clinic course called ‘Cases, Controversies & Updates 2011’ will run for the first time in September 2011, designed for trained cardiologists.
We are introducing two further BCS Courses from the end of the year: A Year in Cardiology, a succinct review of the years’ hot topics with particular emphasis on clinical practice and a round-up of key developments in the sub-specialties; and Research in Cardiology a one day symposium designed to enthuse, nurture and promote research during training and beyond.
BCS Endorsed Education for Trainees
Although the BCS does not have a mandate for training, which lies with the respective Deaneries, the knowledge and expertise of BCS members and Affiliated Groups allow us to develop high quality education for our trainees. To facilitate this, BCS has developed a system to endorse appropriate educational programmes as “BCS Endorsed Education”. Such programmes will be based on, and mapped to the Cardiology Curriculum. They will also provide some formative assessment. Click here to find out more about BCS Endorsed and Approved education.
If you wish to contact us regarding our education strategy or our educational programmes please email email@example.com.
|Dr Sarah Clarke
|VP for Education and Research