BASHH Education Fellowships for Physicians
Taking Higher Specialist Training in Genitourinary Medicine 2022
The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) is pleased to announce an honorary fellowship for physicians in higher specialist training in genitourinary medicine with an interest in medical education.
The Gender & Sexual Minority Special Interest Group (GSM SIG) will be supervising the fellowships and details will be confirmed once the successful candidates have been selected.
This year we may have 2 projects:
- A project with the Gender and Sexual Minorities Special Interest Group (GSM SIG), with further information available soon.
- A project with the UK Health Security Agency, please click here for more information.
How will the fellowship work?
BASHH Specialist Interest Groups and committees will submit proposals for educational projects to the Education Committee. The committee will choose 1-2 projects a year which will be offered as an education fellowship.
Each project will be supervised by a suitably qualified mentor. The project should take no more than half day per week, and should be considered part of the time already permitted within the training curriculum for ‘self study’.
The aim is to complete the project within 12 months. Fellows undertaking further educational qualifications may wish to use the project towards essays or dissertations but this must be made clear during the application process.
Project ideas and supervisors will be suggested by the Education committee or other BASHH members but if the applicant has their own ideas for a project and supervisor these can be taken into consideration.
How will the fellowship be funded?
There is no specific funding for trainee time or to provide backfill for clinical work. The Trainee needs to be confident that she or he has sufficient capacity to undertake the project prior to application. A letter of support from both the trainee’s Specialty Training Programme Director and Head of Service will be required at the time of application. We envisage the project taking no more than half a day a week for 12 months.
The Fellow is expected to submit an abstract to the BASHH annual conference and if accepted by the peer review process, conference registration will be paid by BASHH.
How to apply?
The application should include:
- Concise CV (2-3 sides)
- A personal statement (not more than 1 side of A4) entitled ‘Importance of this Educational Fellowship to my training and future career’.
- Written approval from the candidates’ Head of service and Regional Speciality Training programme director.
N.B. Applications missing any of the above items will not be considered.
Applications should be received by 5pm on the 31st May 2022.
Successful candidates will be informed by 30th June 2022, with the fellowships to begin in August 2022.