Places are still available for the British Society for Haematology’s national ST3 Induction Day. Aimed at newly-appointed trainees, the event taking place on Friday 7 July at Birkbeck, University of London, was created to help aid the transition from core medical trainee to haematology speciality trainee.
The day is packed with vital information to make the first few weeks as a new registrar as smooth as possible. The focus of the day includes:
- Essential morphology/microscope skills for the new registrar (one microscope per person or between two)
- Lectures and small group work on essential haemostasis/thrombosis and transfusion
- How to survive as a new registrar
Speaking about the 2016 event, Dr Bernard Maybury, ST3 at Southmead Hospital in Bristol, said it provided: ‘A broad induction into the key areas of general haematology which I hadn't been exposed to in core medical training - useful for even the most junior haematology registrar. It provided a general schema for laboratory examination of blood films and confidence when faced with clotting and transfusion dilemmas.’
Dr Philip George, ST5 at University Hospitals of Leicester, who attended the induction day in 2014 said: ‘It was good to meet some fellow prospective ST3s and discuss the mixture of excitement and anxiety we were feeling about our new careers.’