Impact of COVID on Undergraduate Education & Foundation Training

14th December 2020


This interactive webinar aims to target both medical undergraduates and foundation trainees who have been facing the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to their surgical education and training. This webinar will be an opportunity for them to voice their concerns and issues, as well as a forum to discuss solutions and resources they can avail of.

The diverse panel will be chaired by Director of the Colleges RSA Network, Mr Mike Silva, who will be accompanied by representatives from UK Surgical Societies, Foundation Trainee Surgical Societies and Suture UK as well as Professor Malcolm Reed, Dean of Brighton and Sussex Medical School.


The panel includes:

  • Mike Silva (Chair)
    Director of the RCSEd Regional Surgical Advisor Network
  • Barnabas Green
    Deputy Director of the RCSEd Regional Surgical Advisor Network
  • Malcolm Reed
    Dean and Professor of Surgical Oncology of Brighton and Sussex Medical School
  • Fahid Ahmed
    Foundation Trainee Surgical Society Scotland member
  • Max Stewart
    Foundation Trainee Surgical Society Oxford member
  • Richard Mifsud
    Oxford University Medical School
  • Claudia Chan
    Edinburgh Student Surgical Society representative
  • Saskia Clark-Stewart
    SUTURE UK, Education Lead
  • Samuel Sussmes
    Foundation Trainee Surgical Society Oxford member
  • Xenia Sara
    Manchester University Medics Surgical Society (SCALPEL) representative


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