2018 marks the 320th anniversary of the establishment of the College’s Library and the Committee that was formed to run it. Here we will consider this rich history and look ahead to what kind of library our members need in the future.
Female genital mutilation, or FGM, is a violation of the human rights of girls and women. This practice isn’t driven by any medical imperative, but is defined by the World Health Organisation as all procedures involving partial or total removal of the female external genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.
Mahua Chakrabarti is a Specialty Trainee in General Surgery based in Glasgow's Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. Here she writes in her capacity as Chair of the Trainee Committee about her experience of the College and her plans for the coming year.
Our College has the most extensive range of awards and scholarships available to our membership than any other Royal College. Earlier this year we made a TC White Travel Grant award to Tony Markus FDS RCPS(Glasg). Tony was formerly a Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon at Poole Hospital in Dorset, and used this award of £2000 to gain experience outside of the UK.