The British Society of Gastroenterology, the UEMS Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and
the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK are seeking to appoint a new Medical
Secretary of the European Specialty Examination in Gastroenterology and Hepatology Examining
The successful applicant will support the Chair in running the SCE to ensure that all academic
objectives are met; assist the Chair in ensuring that the SCE meets the standards set by the General
Medical Council; be responsible for the production and accuracy of all documentary and regulatory
matters relating to the SCE; assist the Chair in advising the SCE Steering Group on policy and
academic matters; attend the SCE Standard Setting Group; support MRCP(UK) in its work in
developing and delivering the exams both within the UK and internationally.
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 MRCP(UK) website.
Applicants should meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply:
- hold the MRCP(UK) or an equivalent postgraduate diploma
- be practising as a specialist in gastroenterology and hepatology, and a member or fellow of one
of the three Colleges
- be registered with a licence to practise and in good standing on the GMC specialist register
- be actively engaged in the training of junior doctors in the UK (or within the last two years)
- be up-to-date as appropriate with relevant national guidelines, CPD requirements, employer’s equality and diversity training and appraisal process
In addition, it would be desirable if applicants fulfil one or more of the following criteria:
- Be a member of the Question Writing Group or have experience of the Examining Board
- Have considerable knowledge of the examination
- Have experience of standard setting and question writing in an academic environment
- Have an understanding of the principles behind criterion referencing and the Hofstee method, statistical methods used, and interpretation of analyses performed on individual items
- For this position experience of SCE SSG membership is desirable.
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 appointment is five years.
Expressions of interest (including a brief CV and a maximum of a single side single of A4 outlining your suitability for the post) should be submitted to email@example.com by Friday 9 April 2021.
All applications will be considered by the Chair of the ESEGH Examining Board and representatives of the British Society of Gastroenterology.
The next ESEGH Examining Board will take place on 1 and 2 July 2021 and the successful applicant will be required to attend.