Trainee Career Support Network
OOP'sie With Intent:
Understanding Out of Programme Opportunities
Tuesday May 2023 at 7pm
Open to all trainees and consultant colleagues who want to understand more about OOP within the Paediatric Training Programme
For Trainees, whether at the start of your Paediatric Training journey and keen to find out your options ahead of the game or already head-long into planning your time out of programme, we hope the event will have something for you
For Consultant colleagues wanting to gain better insight into the various OOP opportunities to be able to guide and support trainees in planning their training journey, whether nurturing well-being or laying down a career path.
- The Event will comprise:
Formal talks from Dr Ellen Knox (HEE Out of Programme Lead) and Ratna Kumar (HEWM Paediatrics TPD for GRID/SPIN/OOP) to demystify the different OOP opportunities and how these fit into Paediatric Training within the West Midlands
A series of talks from Paediatric Trainees sharing their own OOP experiences across the variour OOP range (OOPE/T/R/C/P)
Lots of opportunity for general Q&A.
... to every one who presented at the event and all who tuned in - we really hope you found the event useful.
We're sure you'll all want to join me in showing your appreciation to those who joined the faculty and shared their experiences with us all!
We would be incredibly grateful if you would help us show this appreciation by providing them with valuable feedback (even if watching the recording after the event), which will also help inform how we may best serve you as a Trainee-led Career Support Network with future events. Please take 5 minutes to complete the following feedback:
We welcome any queries to the TCSN via the Trainee Committee email if you require support in identifying current or previous OOP Trainees to help you network and get more information:
SPIN Information Evening
28 February 2023
Introduction to SPIN Training and Information about SPIN Training in the West Midlands
Find out about:
Eligibility criteria for SPIN application 2023
Application timeline and process specific to 2023
Which SPIN modules are available for September 2023 (and what influences this)
Which hospitals support which SPIN modules
SPIN Training Personal Accounts:
Short Talks from past and present SPIN’ners
... to each and every one of the 50 people who attended and made the SPIN Information Event a success this evening!
I'm sure you'll all want to join me in showing your appreciation to those who attended the event in order to share their SPIN Training Experiences with us all!
I would be incredibly grateful if you would help me show this appreciation by providing them with valuable feedback, which will also help inform how we may best serve you as a Trainee-led Career Support Network. Please take 5 minutes to complete the following feedback:
We appreciate that not all SPIN modules were represented at tonight's event. However, we welcome any queries to the TCSN via the Trainee Committee email if you require support in identifying current SPIN Trainees or SPIN supervisors to get more information on a specific module:
Grid Interview Support Evening -
3 January 2023
Thank you to everyone who attended the GRID Interview Preparation Support Event, we hope you found the presentations and opportunity to ask questions about the interview process useful. Please find below the links to the three presentations delivered on the evening:
- Presentation: The GRID Interview Format 2023
Dr Ratna Kumar; TPD for GRID/SPIN/OOP and Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
- Presentation: Hints and tips on what to prepare for interview (Content)
Dr Ayaz Vantra; Consultant Community Paediatrician
- Presentation: Hints on tips for how to perform well at interview (Performance)
Dr Jake Mann; GRID Trainee in Paediatric Hepatology
Please take a moment to complete the feedback on the event if you haven't already done so - this supports and informs the ongoing work of the TCSN:
If you would be interested in a group mock interview practice, please click the following link to find out more and to sign up:
Very many thanks and good luck with your interviews!!
Grid Aspirants Evening - 18 October 2022
***GRID Aspirants Information Evening (Virtual)***
**** Tuesday 18th October @ 1830 ****
This recording below is from the information evening about the GRID application process, outlining the application timeline and helping trainees to understand the longlisting and shortlisting process with top tips on how to tip-top their scores. The presentation may be useful for all trainees considering sub-specialty training, even if not eligible to apply in the current round.
Following the presentation there was general Q&A and sub-specialty breakout rooms for sub-specialty specific application guidance and networking but these were not recorded.
(NB - You may need to unmute the recording in the bottom right corner of the video window)
Your feedback is most valuable for the development of future events - please do take a moment to complete the feedback form. The survey should take no more than 5 minutes to complete: