The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is seeking two of its fellows to join the Committee on Ethical Issues in Medicine (CEIM) as representatives of the RCP for a term of 3 years.
Debate over ethical issues arising in medical practice is important to the medical community, with issues discussed by the CEIM over the past few years including:
- assisted dying
- organ donation
- reproductive technologies
- resource allocation
- professional roles
- end-of-life concerns
- gender identity.
The CEIM is made up of fellows, college officers and external members with expertise in ethics, theology and the media. We are now looking for two fellows to join a group chaired by Professor Albert Weale, Emeritus Professor of Political Theory and Public Policy, UCL. The group meets three times a year.
How to apply
If you are interested in joining, please send your CV and a brief outline of the experience you could bring, to the registrar, Dr Andrew Goddard, via the committee manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 11 May 2018. Applications will then be considered by the RCP’s Nominations Committee.
A formal qualification in medical ethics would be an advantage but is not essential: a willingness to read around the issues and the ability to contribute to discussions are more important.