students comments


Here are some comments on the course from previous students:

"Fantastic course which allows us to study at our own pace while continuing with our full-time work"

"It has been a fantastic, enriching experience so far...keep up the good work....makes me want to return to England !"

"Excellent lectures and case based discussions."

"The content and the course has so far absolutely met my expectations – it is a lot of work, of high standard and you have to work hard just to keep up!"

"The course is highly interesting as well as demanding. The lectures have been extremely helpful in coordinating my studying, as well as clinical cases at the end of each week."

"High quality. Well organised."

"Well organised. Excellent teaching skills. Proactive approach /immediate response to feedbacks. Effective learning environment maintained by the staff."

"The  course was well organised. Not only basic physiology but also common conditions and recent evidence based management recommendations give us proper guidance. The course content is well prepared. I am glad to be enrolled in this course. I believe it is the best course available. 'It says whats written on the tin'"

"Good course which will provide a good foundation for Endocrinology."

"Exciting, interesting course...would certainly assist anyone pursuing Endocrinology as a specialty...."

"Think carefully whether you have the time to commit to the course as it will eat up every free moment, and more, but – if you decide that you want to still go ahead, you will not be disappointed. The course is set to a very high standard."

"Definitely recommended and indeed I have recommended already to some colleagues."

"Excellent opportunity to cover basic knowledge in a structured way delivered by Endocrinologists of high calibre".

"Very well organised , appropriate , efficient teaching and  learning experience"

"This course is highly recommended for people wishing to specialise in Endocrinology and diabetes."


Also of interest


A former student writes about his experience in ‘the endocrinologist’ magazine.




Dr Rachel Agius

Tell us a little about yourself:
My name is Rachel Agius and I am currently in my final year as a higher specialist trainee in diabetes and endocrinology at Mater Dei Teaching Hospital Malta. I started my training in diabetes and endocrinology in 2010 and after sitting for and passing the Speciality Certificate Exam in diabetes and endocrinology (organised by the Royal college of Physicians).

Dr John Torpiano

Tell us a little about yourself:
My name is John Torpiano and I have been working as a consultant paediatric endocrinologist at Mater Dei Hospital in Malta since 2006. After graduating as a doctor in 1989, I specialised in paediatrics in Malta, and later trained in paediatric endocrinology in London. I have just completed the Diploma course in Endocrinology and Diabetes, and am currently planning to write my dissertation to, hopefully, obtain an MSc degree.

Dr Ben Hashim

Tell us a little about yourself:
I grew up in Belfast then moved to Scotland where I graduated from Dundee University medical school. I then moved south and completed my junior doctor training in east London. I am currently working as a Specialist Registrar (ST4) in the North East Thames rotation, having completed the PgDip in Endocrinology and Diabetes in Spring 2013. In addition, I am in the midst of applying for funding for a PhD research project on stem cells of adrenocortical tumours.