medical education

Supporting endovascular practice in 2023 and beyond: the BSET Fellowship Programme

November 19, 2023

Background British Society of Endovascular Therapy (BSET) Fellowships were introduced to provide an opportunity for vascular or interventional radiology trainees to acquire new or more complex endovascular skills during a 6-month period in a UK-based endovascular unit of their choice. They were established in 2008 in response to the rapidly expanding field of endovascular practice,…

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Short-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on vascular surgical training in Scotland: a trainee’s perspective

February 23, 2022

Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruption to clinical practice across the entire health service. Major changes to service delivery occurred across all specialties with the introduction of the national lockdown in the UK in March 2020. At the peak of the pandemic, overwhelming pressure caused staff shortages in all areas, reduced intensive care…

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