The goal of the BMFMS is to improve standards of pregnancy care and trainees have a vital role to play in achieving this. The two trainee representatives on the BMFMS committee endorse trainees’ views and promote ways in which the society can support their needs. The BMFMS can help provide support, training, mentorship, as well as funding for research and travel grants. The trainee representatives want to ensure trainees and medical students benefit from society membership, become fully involved in society activities and can contribute to its success.
The trainee representative play and active role in committee meetings and the organisation of the conference. They are also involved on an annual basis in the RCOG careers fair which provides junior doctors and medical students with the opportunity to explore the career opportunities afforded by obstetrics and gynaecology.
The trainee representatives are initially elected to a three year term of office. Any trainee who is a member of the BMFMS can stand for election in this position.
At present the trainee representatives are Dr Andrew Sharp and Dr Katie Morris.
Katie is a sub specialty trainee and NIHR Clinical Lecturer at Birmingham in Maternal Fetal Medicine. She is currently in the second year of this four year post. Her research interests include clinical trials in fetal medicine and obstetrics, diagnostic research and research in the area of fetal growth restriction.
Dr Andy Sharp is a Clinical Lecturer at Liverpool Women's Hospital. He completed a PhD in placental dysfunction at The University of Manchester. His main research interests include IUGR, placental dysfunction, fetal medicine and preterm labour.
If you wish to contact one of the trainee representatives directly about training issues then please email them on A.Sharp@liverpool.ac.uk or firstname.lastname@example.org
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