Oral Surgery Careers
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Training and Education
In line with COPDEND’s plan to enrol all specialities in the National Recruitment process for specialty training, National Recruitment to Oral Surgery commenced in 2017.
Information regarding the process, including the applicant handbook and personal specification are available at the following link:
Logbook and Online Portfolio
Trainees, and prospective trainees, maintain a logbook of experience. Most trainees use a free logbook which has a dedicated Oral Surgery section. This logbook is available at the following link:
It is essential for all trainees to register and maintain their online portfolio. This essential online resource is where trainees record all WBAs, maintain a portfolio and record ARCP outcomes. There is an annual cost which is tax deductible.
Oral Surgery – Frequently Asked Questions FAQs link here.
Training Pathways, Curriculum and Progress
Documentation regarding training pathways in Oral Surgery are available at the following link:
Postgraduate Dental Specialist Training in the UK: “The Dental Gold Guide” 2018: View online
BAOS Trainee Study Day
BAOS sponsors an annual National Trainee Study Day, attended by trainees who hold a national training number, or honorary training number. The study day aims to provide group teaching on subject areas of interest that are raised by current trainees. Location of the study group rotates around the UK.
Masters in Clinical Education
We are delighted to announce that the Peninsula School of Medicine at the University of Plymouth is now collaborating with the British Association of Oral Surgeons (BAOS) to provide a natural progression route onto the Masters in Clinical Education. This exciting development enables students who have completed the BAOS Teaching and Learning Course to apply to progress onto the Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) stage of the Clinical Education programme with a reduced pattern of attendance and the completion of assessed coursework in order to obtain 30 M-level credits towards the Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits). For more information about the programme, please visit our programme webpages at: www.plymouth.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/pgcert-clinical-education or contact us at email@example.com
Membership in Oral Surgery (MOral Surg) Examination
The MOral Surg qualification demonstrates that candidates have attained the knowledge and understanding relevant to the practice of a specialist in Oral Surgery. This tri-collegiate examination composes multiple elements and further information on eligibility, applications and the format are available at the following link:
Trainee Group Membership
Oral Surgery Trainees have their own group. To contact them for information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Consultant and Senior Trainers (CAST)
Consultant in Oral Surgery Information View online
Changes to the person specification for senior clinical (consultant) posts. Following the consultation process in relation to the "equivalence by experience" route for entry to the ISFE in Oral Surgery, the Deans of the English and Scottish Colleges took the decision this was not to be re-opened. It is appreciated that this presents a difficulty for Oral Surgery in the medium term, whilst they wait for trainees to finish recognised training programmes and complete the ISFE by the conventional route. It is the responsibility of employing authorities to clearly outline in the Person Specification the range of skills and competencies required to meet local service needs. It has been decided that possession of an ISFE be moved from the 'Essential' column to the 'Desirable' for all Consultant Job Descriptions and it will be the responsibility of the applicant to demonstrate how they meet the requirements for the post. The person specifications on the RCS (Eng) website have been updated accordingly.
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