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The only course for the Diploma in Geriatric Medicine in London

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The Course

The Diploma in Geriatric Medicine (DGM) examination is designed to give recognition of competence in the provision of care of older people. This two-day weekend course is designed to prepare candidates sitting both the written and clinical DGM. This course also provides 12 CPD points and enhanced professional development in the care of older adults in the community. The course is designed and delivered by GPs with an interest in older adults, some of which are DGM examiners. Candidates will be given constructive feedback throughout the course from an experienced team. The course is designed for GPs, psychiatrists and all trainee and non-trainee doctors who plan to achieve the DGM and those who wish to further develop their professional skills in the care of older adults.

Written

· Preparation for the written DGM examination including sample questions · Assessment and management of older adults · A focus on frailty syndromes and the comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA)

Location

The only comprehensive two-day course for the DGM in London

Clinical

· Preparation for the clinical DGM examination including two mock examinations · Includes an additional carousel of clinical examination stations to enhance your clinical examination and presentation skills · Feedback given on DGM examination mark sheets

CPD

12 CPD points for the full course

Team

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    Dr Chris Jenner DGM, FHEA, FRCP, FRCGP

    Dr Chris Jenner has a special interests in elderly care, case management for people entering the last phase of life, prescribing and teaching in general practice. Currently he is one of the Trainers on the NPH Vocational Training Scheme and for 10 years was a Course Organiser on the VTS and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College. He has an advisory role in supporting the development of services for older people in Harrow and Chairs the recently constituted "Virtual Ward". The Virtual Ward supports practices in caring for patients with complex problems. Dr Jenner has for 25y been an Examiner for the Diploma in Geriatric Medicine (DGM) at the Royal College of Physicians. He is also actively involved in the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) sitting on the Fellowship Committee of the North and West London Faculty where he was the past Provost and Chairman.

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    Dr Hannah Bundock BSc MRCGP MRCP DCH DGM

    Dr Bundock is a GP with special interest in elderly care working on the community GP-led Harrow Virtual Ward. Since starting her role she has completed the DGM and MRCP. She has been invited by the RCP to train to be an examiner for the DGM and has delivered teaching on elderly care in the community to multidisciplinary audiences for over 2 years. Dr Bundock has been asked to write an article about her professional life for a well known GP magazine which will be published in 2018. Dr Bundock is particularly interested in frailty, dementia and medical education.

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    Dr Nasrin Razzaq MBChB MRCGP DRCOG DGM

    Dr Razzaq graduated from the University of Manchester and completed her training at Northwick Park Vocational Training Scheme in 2002. She became GP Trainer for the EoE Deanery and Clinical Tutor for UCL medical students in 2009. She has been Clinical Director of Primary Care, Luton CCG for several years and is currently Clinical Lead for Frailty in Luton, employed by Cambridgeshire Community Services. She has found that undergraduate teaching as well as postgraduate training lacks a clear understanding of the learning of medical students and doctors to manage Older People in the community. She is currently involved in a Partnerships in Education Project developing a curriculum for Health and Social Care Workers caring for Older People in the community setting.

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    Dr Shammi Sheth BSc, MBBS, MRCGP

    Dr Sheth joined EHMC in June 2017. He qualified from University College London medical school in 2011. Following on from foundation training in Oxford, he completed his GP training in Enfield and Haringey in August 2016. He has an interest in elderly care and medical education.

Pricing

Pick an option.

The course will take place over 2 days:
Day 1: Saturday 14th July 2018
Day 2: Sunday 15th July 2018

Day 1

£160

written

  • £175 for non-trainees
  • Preparation for the written DGM examination including sample questions
  • Assessment and management of older adults
  • A focus on frailty syndromes and the comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA)
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Day 2

£210

clinical

  • £225 for non-trainees
  • Prepares the candidate for the clinical DGM examination
  • Includes clinical examination stations to enhance your clinical examination and presentation skills
  • Feedback given on DGM examination mark sheets
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Full Course

£350

written & clinical

  • £375 for non-trainees
  • includes day 1 & day 2 training
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Faq

Questions and Answers.

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Where does the course take place?

The Venue: Elliott Hall Medical Centre, 165-167 Uxbridge Rd, Hatch End, Pinner HA5 4EA. The nearest train station is Hatch End Rail Station and only 3 minutes walk from station (30 minutes to Euston by national rail). Free parking at Harrow Arts Centre, which is located behind Elliott Hall Medical Centre.

How do I pay for the course?

Please email info@thelondondgmcourse.com or call 07342 764 051 to express your interest. Course details and information for paying via BACS will then be emailed to you directly. You will receive an email on receipt of payment confirming your place on the course.

What do I need to bring to the course?

Please bring your stethoscope (Day 2) and a pen. Other medical equipment will be provided. Lunch and refreshments are provided - please state any dietary requirements at booking.

How long will the course be and what is the timetable?

Each day will be 9-5pm with regular coffee and lunch breaks. The precise timetable will be sent to you prior to the course.