Trainee committee news
The Cauldron 2013 - Now open for submission
Our role in the Society
The ICS trainee committee represents the trainee doctor members of the Society. Our goals are:
• To represent trainee opinion on Society matters
• To contribute to the ongoing success of the Society
• To represent trainee opinion at a national level in all matters relating to training in ICM
The trainee committee meets regularly throughout the year. Members of the committee sit on all the Society’s sub-committees and our chair is a full member of Council. Committee members also represent trainees and the Society on external bodies including the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine’s Training and Assessment Committee (FICMTAC, formerly IBTICM), the FICM Professional Standards Committee (FICMPSC), the Intercollegiate Committee for Acute Care Common Stem Training (ICACCST) and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges trainee group, in addition to providing representation to various working parties relating to training in ICM. We receive input from partner speciality trainees through co-opted members from the Group of Anaesthetists in Training (GAT), the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) trainee group and the Emergency Medicine Trainee Association (EMTA).
We strive to provide fair and proportional representation of our members and receive input from all training deaneries via the trainee linkman scheme.
Becoming a member of the society brings many benefits:
• Discounted rates for ICS meetings
• Personal accident insurance for intra-hospital transfers
• Free subscription to the Journal of the Intensive Care Society (JICS)
• Half price subscription to Intensive Care Monitor
• Representation on matters affecting YOUR training
You can contact the ICS trainee committee at the email addresses below. Alternatively please contact your local linkman.
Current Trainee Committee
I am an ICM and Anaesthesia trainee from the NW Deanery. I was elected to the trainee committee in 2010 having previously been involved with trainee representation at a local level. Since my election I have acted as the trainee representative on the Meetings and Members services committees. I have helped co-ordinate the trainee Linkmen Scheme and am heavily involved in arranging trainee session at the SOA and training days for junior trainee's pre-ICM.
At work my particular interests are renal replacement therapy and critical scenario SimMan training. Although my rugby career has retired to the sidelines I am still a passionate and an ever-hopeful supporter of Sale Sharks.
Maryam Crews (Chair Elect)
|I am an ST4 in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia in the Mersey deanery. I have been the Mersey trainee linkman since 2011 and was elected to the trainee committee in 2012. I’m looking forward to starting advanced training in 2014. My clinical areas of interest are trauma and post-resuscitation care. When not in work I enjoy the finer things in life: long walks, cream teas and a pub dinner.|
|I am an ICM and Anaesthesia dual trainee training in the East Midlands Deanery (Nottingham). Cut me in the middle and it says Intensive Care. I have completed intermediate ICM training and am looking forward to my advanced year in 2013. Am new to the committee in 2011 and look forward to helping represent trainees’ opinions, particularly with the current flux of curricula and exams. I have a subspecialty interest in pre-hospital / transfer medicine and hope to do something to do with transferring patients in and around ICUs when I grow up. Enjoy the outdoors and trying to get up and down various hills when got the time!|
|Adrian Wong||I am an ST5 Specialty Registrar dual training in Anaesthethics and Intensive Care Medicine in the Wessex Deanery. My professional interests include trauma resuscitation, post-ICU care and human factors on the ICU. I am a newly elected member of the trainee committee (March 2012). When not at work, I am an eternally optimistic supporter of English rugby and Adam in Man Vs. Food.|
|Steve Gill||I am an anaesthesia and intensive care medicine trainee in the East Midlands and have recently started my advanced year in intensive care which is proving to be an exciting and busy experience. My clinical interests include airway management in the critically ill, trauma and neurocritical care. I am keen to improve and enhance the experience of trainees in our speciality and see simulation as a huge opportunity to achieve this. When I escape work I have a wife and two small kids who keep me busy and grounded. I also enjoy the odd run or bike ride which allows me to indulge my love of cooking and more importantly eating!|
|Graham Barker||I’m an advanced trainee working in the Oxfordshire deanery having started life as an anaesthetist. I’ve a special interest in the use of echo in ICU and recently completed a fellowship resulting in British Society of Echocardiography accreditation in transthoracic echocardiography and am currently supervising the implementation of the new FICE qualification within our deanery. I’ve previously worked in critical care in Australia where I developed my interests in shock management, trauma and therapeutic hypothermia. I’m actively involved in teaching and education within the region including a recently introduced simulation based transfer training course. I’ve represented our region as trainee linkman for the last year and am keen to represent trainees interests during this exciting and rapidly evolving time. When not at work my interests include watching my beloved Nottingham Forest loose and trying to keep up with my kids.|
|Nish Arulkumaran||I am in full time pre-clinical research as a part of a pre-doctoral fellowship, relating to my clinical background in intensive care medicine, nephrology, and internal medicine. My other clinical interests include haemodynamic monitoring and perioperative medicine. I am also involved in organizing various postgraduate educational courses pertaining to critical care at a national and international level. I am keen to foster the links between the growing numbers of ICM trainees from different clinical backgrounds and to develop research opportunities and training.|
|Mike McAlindon (Co-Opted)
||I am a Specialty Registrar (ST6) in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine. After graduating from Manchester Medical School in 2005, I completed Foundation Training in the North West before moving to the West Midlands Deanery in 2007. I have been ICS Trainee Committee Linkman for the West Midlands Deanery since 2011 and have recently been elected as the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine Trainee Representative. I have been co-opted to the ICS Trainee Committee in this role to represent FICM Trainee Members. My professional interests include focused echocardiography and education and training in ICM. Outside of medicine I enjoy playing rugby and I am a keen supporter of Worcester Warriors.|
Anne Marie Docherty
| I am also a joint anaesthetic and ICM trainee, and represent GAT on the committee (Group of Anaesthetists in Training, the trainee committee of the AAGBI). I am now in South East Scotland, but previously I worked in the Peninsula, London and Wessex. The links between anaesthesia and intensive care medicine have traditionally been strong, and even though they are now separate faculties, I believe it is very important that these links and goodwill are maintained.
I am presently on maternity leave with our second child, but am looking forward to returning to the predictability of work! Next year I will be undertaking a Masters in Public Health Medicine before continuing with my clinical career.
|I'm an Acute Medicine trainee currently working in Northern Ireland - in fact I have completed all of my training on the emerald isle! I have aspirations of spending some of my future career in intensive care medicine and have recently completed my intermediate training. My clinical areas of interest are in the virtual ward and ambulatory care and I am keen to explore the role of the cute physician in post-ICU care. I am about to embark on a Masters in Medical Education.
Outside of work I am an avid follower of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and I enjoy baking. Salmon bagels may be the only link between the two.
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The trainee election went to vote and the successful nominees are:
Dr Nishkantha Arulkumaran
Dr Graham Barker
Dr Matt O’Meara
The elections this year were exceptionally popular and the quality of applicants extremely high.
Thanks to all nominees.
Will be taking place in 2013, further information coming soon.