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Acute Medicine Finishing School: Preparing for the next step

The transition from registrar to consultant in medicine is one that trainees feel ill prepared for and can be extremely stressful. We devised the concept of an Acute Medicine “Finishing School” for senior trainees in London training programmes and ran sessions on CV writing, a simulated consultant interview, consultant job planning, responding to complaints and an out of hospital emergency scenario. Our feedback survey indicated that our delegates’ confidence levels in all of the above aspects increased following the sessions. Both formal and informal feedback highlighted the need and appetite for such a course. By ensuring trainees are trained and supported through this transition process, we can ensure the process is a less stressful one.

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