Trainees' Committee and Support
Trainees at The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh are represented by the College in five ways:
- 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.
- Trainee member of Council
The College has a directly elected Trainees' Representative on Council. Mr Michael Moran was formally elected by the membership to Council in November 2017. In his role as Trainee Member of Council, Mr Moran sits on the Trainees' Committee and represent the views of its members to Council.
- Special Council Brief for Trainee affairs
In addition to the election of a Trainees' Representative on Council, existing Consultant-level Council Members have a special brief for Trainee affairs. Council Members Professor Robin Paton and Ms Clare McNaught have been given this role.
- SSG Trainee representatives
The College's eleven Surgical Specialty Boards (SSBs) will each have a Member of this College as its Trainee representative, selected by the relevant Specialty Association Trainee Group.
- Council meetings
Council, the SSB trainee representatives, ASiT, BOTA and other trainee representatives meet at least once a year for a half-day session focusing on Trainee affairs.
RCSEd is now looking for new members of the Trainees’ Committee by election from within the trainee members of the College. It is anticipated that six new members will be elected, however this number may be subject to change.