This newsletter is about specialty training in occupational medicine and is aimed at trainees who are working towards successful award of Membership (MFOM) and their trainers (Educational Supervisors and Clinical Supervisors). It is aimed at keeping all those involved in specialty training up to date with developments.
There will be a regular section from the Trainee Representative on the Faculty Board, currently Dr Hazem Gallagher-Alagha.
We will aim in these newsletters to advise both trainees and trainers on how to achieve successful outcomes; remind you of important matters concerning training; and also alert you to any changes introduced by the General Medical Council (GMC). Medical training does not stand still and the GMC, which supervises all postgraduate training in the UK, does bring in changes to regulations, from time to time, and clarifies interpretation of current regulations. The newsletter will relay the implications of any important changes in occupational medicine.
I would like to remind trainees that the Faculty seeks to be as helpful as possible to you through your training and so please do ask if you need information or advice, and I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the many trainers all round the country who support their trainees through the important years of specialty training.
Dr Ian Aston, Director of Training