Amidst a country in turmoil over Brexit, members of the Respiratory community met for a really interesting and varied programme of educational talks at the BTS Summer Meeting in York this June. Excitingly, it also saw the launch of a new website for Respiratory trainees.
The aim is to bring together respiratory trainees from across the UK to share knowledge, resources, inspiration and innovations. The site is supported by the BTS, but hosted on a more flexible and innovative site, Respiratory Futures. The content has so far been created by the BTS Specialty Trainee Advisory Group (STAG) but we hope in time it will be created by you and will become a constantly updating, relevant resource for respiratory trainees and other respiratory health professionals.
The main programme page includes sections with information on the SCE, Leadership & QI, medical education, and research. There are also sub-speciality spotlights, with information on how to get training on CF, Transplant, PH, or Occupational Lung disease and pursue a career in these areas: www.respiratoryfutures.org.uk/programmes/specialty-trainees-advisory-group/
The forum hosts resources mapped to the curriculum, including primary research, review papers, books, apps, and websites. You can use free text search, or by tags, or by curriculum area. We are hoping many of you will sign up (very quick and easy – just requires a login name and simple password) to vote and comment on these resources, and share your own in the suggestions box. We are also looking for associate editors to add content eg from training days or from your SCE revision. See the ‘About’ page for more details.
Please have a look and provide feedback. It’s a work in progress and we want to make it as useful as possible.
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