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BOMSS unveils new Fellowship Curriculum for UK surgeons

updated Fellowship Curriculum aimed at enhancing the delivery of metabolic surgery

The British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS) has issued an updated Fellowship Curriculum aimed at enhancing the delivery of metabolic surgery.

Bariatric Fellows work at centres in North Tyneside, Sunderland, Luton and Dunstable, Imperial, UCH and Taunton and are supported by an unconditional grant from an industrial partner for professional development of a metabolic surgery service and intended to be applicable to other Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) -approved Fellowships as and when approved.

Six new Fellows will start work at the centres in October and will use the new curriculum. The fellowships are RCSEng approved in high volume centres providing specialist bariatric services.

Mr Richard Welbourn, President of BOMSS

“I’m delighted to announce that education and Training experts at BOMSS have worked hard to produce a comprehensive curriculum which offers world-class Fellowships at UK centres,” said Mr Richard Welbourn, President of BOMSS.

The Fellowship curriculum covers a wide range of technical skills and professional attributes including:

  • Managing patients who are morbidly obese and understanding their surgical treatment, including early and late complications
  • Understanding different patterns of presentations of complications
  • Experience in Gastric Bypass and at least one other bariatric procedure
  • Producing work of scientific value in the field of bariatric and metabolic surgery
  • Teaching junior medical staff and allied healthcare professionals.

The updated curriculum can be viewed here

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