Multidisciplinary teaching in Birmingham

 Thursday 11 June 2015    Bespoke course | Emergency medicine / ICU | Haematology | Microbiology


Multidisciplinary teaching in Birmingham

It was back to Birmingham today for another bespoke training session. Doctors, pharmacists and clinical laboratory staff from all over the country were brought together for a medical training day. Specialties represented included ICU, anaesthesia, haematology and microbiology. With more and more evidence published every year and increasing patient expectations, being able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of research is a skill every healthcare professional should master. The core knowledge is generic and applicable to research in every clinical specialty and profession. It’s only at the end of a critical appraisal when the discussion turns to clinical significance and the impact on patients that specialist knowledge about the current state of play is valuable. To underline the educational importance of the training, the event was accredited for CPD by the Royal College of Physicians.

Bespoke courses in Birmingham and London

 Friday 05 June 2015    Bespoke course | Emergency medicine / ICU | Haematology | United Kingdom


Bespoke courses in Birmingham and London

This week The Critical Appraisal Company delivered two bespoke courses. First we ran a one day course for a group of ICU doctors in Birmingham. The next day we ran an evening meeting for a group of haematologists in London. Our bespoke critical appraisal courses are easy to organise and allow large numbers of doctors to be trained in the workplace. No time is spent travelling to a conference venue and study leave budgets are saved. We’re also flexible on the timing of the course. For example, we were happy to run an evening meeting so more doctors could attend after a normal working day. With all these benefits, it’s no wonder that our bespoke course service is an increasingly popular choice for groups of doctors.

Critical appraisal for FCEM

 Tuesday 05 June 2012    Emergency medicine / ICU


Critical appraisal for FCEM

The Fellowship Examination of the College of Emergency Medicine (FCEM) includes an assessment of critical appraisal knowledge and skills. In the academic section of the FCEM, the written paper consists of a series of questions exploring the candidate’s ability to critique and appraise a paper.

In the last year we've noticed a large number of FCEM candidates using our critical appraisal training resources to help them pass the exam. We have options for every budget and learning style. The Doctors' Guide to Critical Appraisal book is popular option. The book is considered by many to be mandatory reading for the FCEM. It is a comprehensive account of critical appraisal, with a unique approach to the subject, starting from first principles. The Critical Appraisal Online Course is a comprehensive multimedia resource. Presentations with audio narration, exercises and printable handouts are streamed directly to your computer. The Critical Appraisal Masterclass is an intensive course which covers the entire curriculum in one day. The Critical Appraisal Workshop lasts two days and is ideal for the FCEM as delegates practice appraising a range of clinical papers under supervision. The handy tips we give you make the FCEM simple to pass! Best of all, the Masterclass and Workshop include a copy of The Doctor's Guide to Critical Appraisal, access to the Online Course and use interactive digital handsets to test your understanding (without embarrassing you!), making the events unbeatable value for money.

"The course was fantastic - one of the best, if not the best, in 16 years of medicine and medical school. I have told lots of colleagues who also have do a critical appraisal exam." - Rob Galloway, Emergency Medicine

"I have just found out I passed the FCEM critical appraisal exam having done both your online course and a weekend course in London. I am hugely grateful to the Superego Cafe Team for making critical appraisal interesting and do-able, with different formats for different types of learning. A big thank you!" - Helen Willis, Emergency Medicine

"I thoroughly enjoyed the course and felt that I had finally been taught it by someone who actually understood critical appraisal. I usually leave tutorials on critical appraisal more confused than I started. I have already recommended your course to friends and colleagues both in the UK and Ireland." - Niamh Collins, Emergency Medicine

"Many thanks for writing such an excellent book and for running an excellent online course. Both the book and the course makes it easy to understand statistics. I know at least six SpRs who read your book and passed the critical appraisal FCEM exam (which is one of the parts of exit exam in Emergency Medicine). This exam is quite tough and your book and the course help in understanding of the terms which makes it easy to write the applied answers." - Rajnish Mittal, Emergency Medicine