The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow is a worldwide community of inspiring health professionals working together to advance the profession and improve patient care. Together we’re a force for good, determined to make a positive difference, and passionate about speaking up for the profession.
Our community is made up of the expertise and experience of our 15,000+ outstanding, hardworking members, supported by over 100 College staff.
With care and compassion at our core, our work is guided by our values of inclusivity, integrity, community, innovation, and inspiring, and we are committed to living these values and behaviours through the way we work and interact with each other.
As a trainee member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, you are already part of a growing community, who are passionate about patient care, and are leading and influencing the future of our profession.
The Trainees’ Committee is a progressive platform for promoting trainee wellbeing and education. Providing trainee representation at both a local and national level, the Committee advocates for trainees’ interests across a wide range of issues and domains. Committee members play a vital role within the College, advising Council and the President on issues which directly impact on trainees.
This committee is strong and proactive with a motivated membership drawn from all grades across the specialty spectrum. Committee members work hard to engage with a multitude of bodies, committees and individuals in order to promote trainees' interests across a wide range of issues and domains.
Joining the Trainees' Committee is a great opportunity to become actively involved in the College and to help shape the future of medicine. The terms of reference for the role are attached.
You must hold a current membership of the College in order to self-nominate (Student, Affiliate or Member).
All Junior Doctors are eligible to self-nominate (that is, those without a CCT or equivalent). Medical Students must be in their 4th year or above in order to apply.
How to apply
Application is by submission of application form. Completed application and Equal Opportunities forms below should be returned by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications is Friday 03 February 2023.
Applications will be reviewed by College faculty and we aim to make appointments by mid-March, with the first meeting of the group taking place on 20 March 2023. This will be a hybrid meeting, however we hope to welcome as many members in person to the College as possible. Office-bearers of the group will be selected at this meeting, by self-nomination and voted for by the committee members.
As per point 3 of the terms of refence appointments are normally a two-year term, with the option to extend for a further 2 terms if both parties are happy to proceed. Appointments will cease upon completion of training.
Being a member of the Trainees’ Committee is voluntary although all reasonable and pre-agreed expenses associated with the role will be reimbursed by the College in line with our normal policies and procedures.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
We are keen that our Trainees’ Committee members are as diverse as possible, and we hope to attract applications from underrepresented groups, including Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people; people with disabilities; LGBT+ people; people with gender diverse identities; and people from lower socio-economic backgrounds.