The APM Trainees’ Committee is for specialty and specialist registrars and aims to represent, information-gather and aid networking. We have a recently formed Facebook group, where we hope to facilitate formal and informal networking and social events, as well as discussions about issues relevant to training, for example the SCE and eportfolio. Search for “APM Trainees” to join in.
The Trainees’ Committee coordinates activities and sends representation to meetings of the other APM Committees and the Specialty Advisory Committee. There are also representatives for each region, forming a clear structure for SpRs and StRs to get help or advice should they need it, as well as for the Trainees’ Committee to gather information about regional variations.
Opportunities for Trainees
Twice a year, the Trainees’ Committee facilitates the running of a study day in a different location, usually run by local registrars (your chance to score management points on your CV!). This is usually accompanied by a meeting where the Trainees’ Committee introduces itself and invites questions. A dinner is organised the night before.
Joining the Trainees’ Committee or becoming a Regional Representative is another excellent way to become actively involved and boost the management section of your eportfolio.
|Dr Amy Proffitt||Chair|
|Dr Rebecca Lennon||Secretary|
|Dr Sharon Twigger||Regional Reps Coordinator|
|Dr Ros Marvin||Website Officer|
|Dr Anthony Williams||Ethics Representative|
|Dr Lucy Ison||Junior Representative|
|Dr Claire MacDermott||Professional Standards Representative|
|Dr Simon Etkind||Science Representative|
|Dr Felicity Dewhurst||Workforce Representative|
|Dr Rebecca Lennon||BMA Junior Doctors Committee|
|Dr Anna Bradley||SAC (England)|
|Dr Isobel Jackson||SAC (Northern Ireland and Wales)|
|Dr Jo Prentice||SAC (Scotland)|
Frequently Asked Questions
This fantastic piece of work was complied by Dr Anna Sutherland and Dr Katrien Naessens, both trainees in Palliative Medicine. They surveyed the trainee cohort to gather hints and tips for other trainees on aspects of their training, such as courses, research, teaching, leadership and management, the SCE, PYA and consultant interview preparation. They have complied the results in this FAQ document, with the aim of sharing these experiences and signposting to resources for all, but especially those starting out in Palliative Medicine.
Resources for Trainees
|KSS London||Tash Lovell|
|North West||Helen Jones|
|South West + Severn Peninsula||Lally Cox|
|West Midlands||Sharon Twigger|
|West + East Yorkshire||Rebecca Owen|
|South Yorkshire||Claire MacDermott|
|Northern Ireland||Rachel Campbell|
|Republic of Ireland||Clare McAleer|
|Academic Rep||Chloe Chin|