Vacancies for Members of the Diploma in Geriatric Medicine Question Writing Group

The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) and Royal College of Physicians of London (RCP) are seeking to appoint question writers for the Diploma in Geriatric Medicine (DGM).

The role

The successful applicants will: 

  • generate questions for the DGM written examination as directed by the DGM examining board 
  • ensure that the academic objectives in terms of question writing and producing assessment materials for the examination are met 
  • advise the chief written examiner on the content and development of the examination 
  • assist in any review of the question writing process to ensure that sufficient questions of quality are produced for the examination.

A full list of the post’s responsibilities is set out in the Diploma in Geriatric Medicine (DGM) question writing group (QWG) responsibilities and duties document.


Applicants should meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply:

  • be in active practice with a special interest or expertise in care of the elderly, old age psychiatry, or geriatric medicine
  • be registered and in good standing on the GMC specialist register
  • be actively engaged in the training of junior doctors in the UK (or within the last 2 years)
  • be up-to-date as appropriate with relevant national guidelines, CPD requirements, employer’s equality and diversity training and appraisal process
  • interested in, but not necessarily expert in, medical assessment. 

How to apply

Applications for the post, including an abbreviated CV (1-2 pages) and a one-page covering letter outlining your suitability for the post, should be submitted to Rachel Stephenson at by Monday 8 May 2017.

We welcome all applications and would be very grateful if you could make any of your colleagues who you think may be interested in applying aware of these vacancies.