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Member of the Palliative Medicine Specialty Certificate Examining Board

The Association of Palliative Medicine and the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK are seeking to appoint two new members of the Palliative Medicine SCE Board.

The successful applicant will assist the Chair and Medical Secretary in the running of the SCE to ensure that all academic objectives and standards set by the General Medical Council are met.  Attend annual meetings of the Board to set examination papers; review candidate performance in the most recent diet; assist with the development of the SCE; act on the advice of the MRCP(UK).  Management and Policy Board and Examining Boards on policy and academic matters relating to the Examinations; and support MRCP(UK) Central Office on the delivery of the Examinations.

A full list of the post’s responsibilities is set out in: The Responsibilities and Duties of Members of the Part 1, Part 2 and Speciality Certificate Examining Boards. In addition a copy of the remit and responsibilities of the examining board can be found on the MRCPUK website.

This is a non-salaried position though all reasonable expenses and travel costs will be met by MRCP(UK) Central Office in line with the Federation expenses policy.  The tenure of board appointments is five years, subject to regular attendance at meetings and remaining in good standing with the GMC as these will be monitored.  All applications will be considered by the Chair of the Palliative Medicine Examining Board.

The successful applicant will be required to attend the next Palliative Medicine Examining Board takes place on 12-13 March 2020 at the Royal College of Physicians of London.

Applications for the post should be submitted to the Policy Officer This should include the following documents;

  • CV – including contact details, current position, GMC number and College membership
  • Covering letter – outlining your suitability for the role and demonstrating how you meet the eligibility criteria outlined above.

Closing date 27 September 2019