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What makes a good trainer? - The trainee view

19th January 2021 at 19:00 GMT


We can all remember the best teacher we had, even from primary school. They have that certain je ne sais quoi and presence. They inspire you to learn and become better. The same is true for surgical training. If you want to know who is a good surgical trainer, you ask the trainee. In this webinar we are delighted to invite the RCSEd’s trainee representatives to tell us what makes a good trainer from the trainee perspective.

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David O'Regan - Director of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers (Chair)

Twenty years Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon and twenty years running the critically acclaimed PAR Excellence Course. Now teaching basic surgical skills using a martial arts template – Black Belt Academy of Surgical Skills.


David Riding

Specialty Registrar in Vascular Surgery, Health Education North West

Chair of Sustainable Surgery Group, Chair of the Trainees’ Committee, RCSEd

David has a Masters degree in Surgical Education from Imperial College, and was recently awarded a PhD from the University of Manchester. He has extensive teaching experience in the UK and Uganda, and continues to teach undergraduates and postgraduates in the north west. He led the successful application to HMRC to allow tax exemption for the FRCS exam, is heavily involved in the College’s anti-bullying campaign, and recently designed the RCSEd Affiliate Fellowship Programme.


Haroon Rehman

Elected as the Trainee Representative on College Council, Haroon is a Specialty Registrar (ST8) in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery based at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where he sits on the department’s clinical governance and training committees. Haroon has a special. Interest in patient safety, teaching and training and is a trainee lead for NHS Grampian.


Jonathan Wareing

Academic Foundation Doctor in Yorkshire and the Humber Deanery. Originally trained in dentistry, Jonathan decided to pursue a career in oral and maxillofacial surgery and graduated from Leeds medical school in 2018. Jonathan joined the Trainee Committee as a co-opted member in April 2019 and is involved with the college in the areas of sustainability of surgery and education. He is currently undertaking a PG cert in medical education and is very passionate about changing the culture in the medical and dental field so that is an open environment for everyone.


Kellie Bateman

Kellie Bateman is a ST4 General Surgery Registrar currently based in Swansea, Wales. She is an enthusiastic member of the RCSEd Trainee Committee and is passionate about improving surgical training and junior doctor wellbeing.


Saskia Clark-Stewart


1 Hour

Registered attendees who connect for the full duration of the live webinar and have completed the post-event survey will be entitled to receive a CPD certificate. CPD certificates will be sent to the email address used to register for the webinar. We aim to send CPD certificates within 21 days of broadcast.


If you missed the live webinar or would like to watch it again a recording will be uploaded here in the days following the live event.

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