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Preceptorships at the Cleveland Clinic

An opportunity to train in advanced laparoscopic urological surgery.  These opportunities are available due to a joint initiative between Dr Inderbir Gill and BUF. Four applicants will be awarded £6000 each to enable them to complete a one month preceptorship to be taken between August 2007 and June 2008.

Applicants should

  • Be in NHS consultant practice in the UK or Ireland
  • Be able to show evidence of expanding laparoscopic practice and have participated in the BAUS Audit of Laparoscopic Nephrectomy
  • Have a commitment to advancing laparoscopic surgery in the UK. An agreement to teach on BAUS Section of Endourology/Office of Education Skills Courses for a minimum of two years will be sought as well as agreement to act as mentor to individual surgeons
  • Provide a written commitment from the Chief Executive of the applicant's Trust to confirm that a business plan to introduce advanced laparoscopic urology has been agreed and will be implemented within six months of completion of the preceptorship
  • Produce a letter of support from his/her urological colleagues in the Trust

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Justin Vale co-ordinator of the initiative on behalf of BUF

Written applications, including evidence of the above and a full CV, should be sent by the end of March 2007 to

British Urological Foundation
Sally M Walton, Director
40 Pentonville Road
N1 9HF

Interviews will be held in May 2007

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