Examining: professional and personal benefits
“Examining can conjure up different ideas and perceptions to different individuals and does not in a word convey the professional opportunities which it provides”.
“As a Young Consultant with a young family I frequently have to juggle my professional and personal commitments and may not fit many doctors’ idea of a stereotypical examiner. The time commitment, of 3 days over a year, is easily accommodated within my schedule and provides great professional value in return. Examining is an excellent way of obtaining good general medical CPD, provides excellent networking opportunities (especially for relatively new consultants), is intellectually stimulating and also surprisingly enjoyable”.
“In addition to providing personal and professional value of this nature it also enables me to contribute to the maintenance of professionally-led examinations and medical standards. This is something I am passionate about and believe is in all of our interests”.
“If you have not previously considered examining, I would encourage you to do so. You may be pleasantly surprised.”
Dr Karen Adamson, Elected Member - Young Consultants, RCPE Council, and a Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology.