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Apply now for the intercollegiate surgical examinations research fellowship

13 Feb 2019

The RCS is delighted to seek applications for a new one-year research fellowship administered through the Intercollegiate Committee for Basic Surgical Examinations (ICBSE).

The successful applicant will conduct research into matters related to the MRCS and DO-HNS exams, in supervised projects which will lead to publications in peer-reviewed journals. They will also be encouraged to register for a higher degree (MD, MS or PhD).

The fellowship is jointly funded by the four surgical royal colleges, who following the progress made by the current research fellow have plans for several exciting new research initiatives relating to MRCS predictive validity.

Duncan Scrimgeour, an StR in general surgery who is now finishing his PhD, says that this is a fantastic opportunity that he has found to be an incredible adventure so far.

And as Chair of the RCS Court of Examiners Tim Lane attests, “Appointments like these rarely come along. They have the potential to define future careers.”

Further details

The fellowship will cover salary (at ST level), on-costs and some running expenses. Applicants must be fully registered with the GMC and ideally have passed both parts of the MRCS.

Previous experience in research and/or education would be considered an advantage, though not essential.

How to apply

Applicants must send a full Curriculum Vitae and a supporting statement of no more than one side of A4 outlining why you want the role and why you are suitable to

Closing date: Friday 15 March 2019

For an informal discussion about the research and fellowship, please contact the ICBSE Research Lead, Professor Peter Brennan ( who is leading and supervising this MRCS research.

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