The Trainees’ Committee is very fortunate to be strongly and proactively supported at Consultant level by Training Programme Directors, STC Leads and the Head of School. Created in 2008 many of the educational opportunities across London were developed through The Trainees’ Committee, for example the RSM Study Days, Peer Mentoring, ST1 induction days and development of our recruitment processes.
- Meet the trainees committee – see who is on the committee and what they’re up to.
- Trainees Committee Handbook 2018 – what, why, when and how……
- Trainees’ Committee Documents – agendas, minutes, presentations and portfolio
Purpose of The Trainees’ Committee
The trainees committee has three main purposes:
- Trainee representation
- Support for the design and delivery of training innovations
- Personal and leadership development of committee members
The committee is the voice of trainees at board level. Bi-monthly meetings with Trainee Trust Reps provide a forum for two-way communication, alongside newsletter e-bulletins and direct communication. The committee undertakes and maintains new and existing educational projects to develop and improve educational opportunities for all trainees.
The committee works hard to represent all London Paediatric Trainees. We ensure that trainees’ perspectives are incorporated into training and service development plans and are proud to have a strong, integrated relationship with our consultant trainers at board level.
Postgraduate medical training in London has been re-organised into three sectors at ST1-5 level; with careful planning this can be a change for the better. A key priority of the trainees’ committee is to ensure educational opportunities across London sectors are broadly similar, whilst all the time improving.
The Trainees’ Committee is highly productive and has led and delivered many innovative training projects since 2008. Committee members progress various projects aligned with their skillset and areas of special interest. Output is recorded and presented at STC board meetings. Members are asked to commit to maintaining productivity and updating the chair on progress and delays regularly.
The committee also has an important role in developing the next generation of leaders: consultants with particular expertise in education, training and leadership. Part of the full committee bi-monthly meetings are dedicated to personal and leadership development sessions with workshops and external speakers.
Very best wishes
Kate Dharmarajah and Affy Sephazad
Chairs of The London School of Paediatrics Trainees’ Committee.
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