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Rough Guide to Survival as a Trainee in O&G

Fee: £120 incl VAT
Sunday 16 June 1000–1600
Max capacity 40

The common challenges faced by O&G trainees include career development and choosing ATSMs, submitting abstracts, QIPs and publications, managing shift-working, keeping healthy and coping with trauma as well as transition to consultant posts. Supporting the O&G workforce is a key strategic priority for the RCOG, with a drive to develop more relevant resources and events to support trainees when faced with these challenges
These issues are widely discussed with supervisors but support depends on experience of supervisors. Most supervisors will guide according to their career path and experience rather than a global oversight. Currently trainees are seeking advice informally or paying for external courses. It is hoped that by providing this content centrally and led by trainees, that this will enable the support and retention of our excellent trainee workforce.
This topics featured in this workshop have been chosen on the basis of the trainees survey, anecdotal evidence, internet support groups for trainees and data on the low numbers of abstracts submitted to major meetings by O and G trainees, particularly in QIP.


  • Dr Leila Frodsham
  • Dr Mike Farquahar
  • Mr Guy Calcott
  • Ms Fiona Cowan
  • Mr Andrew Sizer
  • Dr Patrick Chien
  • Prof Philip Steer

10.00 – 10.10
  Welcome and introduction - Christoph Lees, Support our doctors, RCOG

Career Progression and Planning
10.10 -11.00  How to choose your ATSM’s and plan your career - Andrew Sizer,
11.00 – 12.00  How to progress from Trainee to Consultant: Tips from a new consultant - Guy Calcott, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Surviving as a trainee
12.00 – 12.30  Sleep and shift working - Michael Farquhar
12.30 – 13.30  Schwartz rounds-improving culture, supporting each other - Leila CG Frodsham
13.30 – 14.00  Lunch

Improving your CV
14.00 -16.00  Top tips on getting published - Dr Patrick Chien and Prof Philip Steer

16.00  Close


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