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Course Convenor | MRCOG Part 2 Revision Courses

The responsibilities of the Course Convenor, MRCOG Part 2 Revision Courses include development of the programme for Part 2 revision courses organised and delivered by the RCOG, identification of appropriate faculty and topics for each course and quality management of courses to ensure high-quality educational content.

This appointment is for a three-year term beginning in March 2024 and will be appointed by interview.

UK Fellows and Members are eligible to apply for this position.

Please see the role description, person specifications and other information at the bottom of the page.

How to apply

To apply, please complete the form via the button below. Once completed, you will be asked to share a CV with us via email to aroddam@rcog.org.uk.

 

Should you have any additional enquiries please email Alison Roddam at aroddam@rcog.org.uk. 

Application deadline: Monday 4 March 2024

Interview date: March 2024 – date tbc

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Role description

Course Convenor, MRCOG Part 2 Revision Courses

Honorary Director/s of Conferences

Three years, March 2024 to March 2027

The Convenor of the MRCOG Part 2 Revision Courses leads the development and delivery of suitable courses and resources that support UK and international candidates sitting the MRCOG Part 2 examination. By building a core faculty team, the Convenor is responsible for creating virtual and classroom-based learning resources and quality assuring the Part 2 eLearning resources. 

The Convenor will be assisted by the Deputy Convenor and is supported by a developed faculty pool. The Convenor will have overall responsibility for development and quality assurance of all revision resources relating to the MRCOG Part 2 exam

Course content:

  • Develop the current programme of virtual and in-person Part 2 Revision Courses organised and delivered by the College
  • Review and develop new courses and content where needed
  • Ensure that the course content reflects the MRCOG Part 2 exam and course content is updated in line with any changes made by the MRCOG Part 2 Exam Committees
  • Assess and approve of the course programme before faculty and speakers are invited
  • Ensure that appropriate senior supervision/representation is available on all course days
  • Ensure that course materials are available in ample time before the course
  • Lead the development and training of the faculty pool for the courses
  • Create and maintain a bank of relevant questions to be used on the courses
  • Organise question writing activities and review where necessary
  • Supported by the RCOG Learning team, and in conjunction with the Deputy Convenor, assist in updating and quality assurance of the RCOG eLearning resources
  • Quality assure all courses through delegate and faculty feedback and use the feedback to improve future courses
  • Quality assure the Part 2 eLearning modules
  • Deputy Course Convenor, MRCOG Part 2 Revision Courses 
  • Honorary Director/s of Conferences
  • Vice President, Global Health
  • RCOG Events team
  • RCOG eLearning team

Organising the MRCOG Part 2 courses requires input from the Convenor and Deputy Convenor. It is essential that the post holder is enthusiastic, willing and able to commit the time to oversee all the courses.

Course preparation time, teaching on the courses, course development and liaison with the exam committee all need to be factored into the amount of work. The work tends to peak in the months before the courses in November and May each year, with two virtual courses and two in-person courses currently held each year. 

Additional meetings with the Honorary Director of Conferences, Events Team and Deputy Convenor may be required.

This role reflects the present requirements of the post. As duties and responsibilities change and develop the role description will be reviewed and be subject to amendment in consultation with the post holder. 

The role description will be re-evaluated at the end of the term. 

A convenor should be appointed six months before the end of the current holder's term of office and they should work closely together during this time in order to facilitate a smooth take-over period.

Person specification

Essential

  • FRCOG/MRCOG 
  • Registered with a licence to practice with GMC, in good standing
  • Substantive post in obstetrics and/or gynaecology in UK practice
  • Evidence of annual appraisal
  • At least one fully completed CPD cycle
  • Evidence of equal opportunities and diversity training within previous three years

 

Essential criteria for retired obstetrics and/or gynaecology consultants:

  • Fellow (FRCOG) or Member (MRCOG) of the RCOG and be up-to-date with membership fees
  • Retired consultant in obstetrics and/or gynaecology - up to three years post retirement
  • Current equal opportunities and diversity training certificate (within the last three years)

Essential 

  • Experience of developing courses
  • Experience as an MRCOG examiner
  • Experience in writing examination questions for either undergraduate or postgraduate medical examinations 
  • Experience as examiner in undergraduate or other postgraduate examinations

Desirable

  • Previous membership of Part 2 committee 
  • Evidence of active involvement in medical education 
  • College Tutor or Educational Supervisor experience
  • Experience in standard setting for examinations
  • Understanding of the educational objectives governing the MRCOG Part 2 examination
  • Ability to lead and motivate others
  • Reliable and committed
  • Good time management 
  • Enthusiasm and experience of working with trainees

CPD information

The 2019 RCOG CPD Guide can be found here.

Committee Chair/Member/Course Convenors and Organisers

If within your committee role or work as course convenor or organiser you gain knowledge which enhances patient care or leadership and technical skills (including for example, giving presentations, teaching sessions or mock examining) credits can be claimed as an ‘Experiential Learning Event’.

Reflection is required to claim credits for an Experiential Learning Event. 2 CPD credits are claimable following reflection. In addition 1 or 2 credits are claimable for an action following the learning (1 credit for a simple action, 2 credits for a complex action). To claim credits for an action, the individual needs to demonstrate how they have applied their learning to their practice, the service they provide and/or the potential impact of the learning.

Why get involved with our work

Volunteering with the RCOG is a rich and rewarding experience which offers a range of professional and personal benefits:

  • Professional recognition
  • Build networks and friendships
  • Career development
  • Make meaningful change
  • Wellbeing