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Trainees' Committee and Support

Trainees at The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh are represented by the College in five ways:

1. Trainees' Committee

The Trainees' Committee informs the Council, through the Chairperson, on relevant education, training and examination issues from a trainee's perspective and assists with the preparation of discussion documents and publications through the College media.

2. Trainee member of Council

The College has a directly elected Trainee Member of College Council. Ms Alice Hartley was formally elected by the membership to Council in 2015. In her role as Trainee Member of Council, Ms Hartley sits on the Trainees' Committee and represent the views of its members to Council.

3. Special Council Brief for Trainee affairs

In addition to the election of a Trainee Member of Council, an existing Consultant-level Council Member has a special brief for Trainee affairs. Mr Roger Currie, Council Member and former Chairman of the Trainee Specialty Advisory Board, has been given this role. Mr Currie is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon.

4. SSG Trainee representatives

The College's eleven Surgical Specialty Groups (SSGs) will each have a Member of this College as its Trainee representative, selected by the relevant Specialty Association Trainee Group.

5. Council meetings

Council, the SSG trainee representatives, ASiT, BOTA and other trainee representatives meet at least once a year for a half-day session focusing on Trainee affairs.


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