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Research and Academic Medicine Committee (RAMC): vacancy for an FRCP

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is seeking applications from one of its fellows to fill a vacancy for a senior academic clinician on the Research and Academic Medicine Committee (RAMC) for a term of three years.

The RAMC brings together representatives from the RCP and other national stakeholders in academic medicine, to share information and facilitate collaboration. Membership includes officers of the RCP, senior and junior consultants, a trainee representative and a member from the RCP’s Patient and Carer Network.

The RAMC aims to provide advice, information and assistance for academics and research-active clinicians at all levels and career stages and to reflect the importance of research to the NHS. Among other things, it does this by:

  • raising awareness of the importance of clinical academic medicine to the members and fellows of the RCP
  • promoting research and innovation in medicine
  • being the source of mentorship and guidance to those seeking a career in academic medicine
  • encouraging trainees to have some involvement in research as part of their training programmes
  • encouraging doctors to become involved in research at any stage of their career but particularly new consultants from non-teaching hospitals undertaking research with little or no protected time allocated for academic study.

The R&AMC is chaired by the academic vice president, Professor Ramesh Arasaradnam, and meets twice a year.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying please send a short CV and a brief outline of the experience you could bring to the committee. This should be sent to the committee manager alison.shore@rcp.ac.uk by midnight Sunday 16 April 2023. Applications will then be considered by the RCP’s Nominations Committee on 25 April.

Should you require further information about the role please contact Professor Ramesh Arasaradnam by email at ramesh.arasaradnam@rcp.ac.uk


Applicants for committee roles must:

  • be a subscribing fellow [FRCP] of the Royal College of Physicians, as stated within each role advertisement
  • be in a clinical academic role
  • be in good standing with the RCP, their employer and the GMC
  • be credible to the clinical community
  • possess a skillset relevant to the remit of the individual committee (at times this may include ongoing expertise related to the NHS in the United Kingdom).

The RCP positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

The RCP is all about our people – our members, our staff, our volunteers and leaders. We educate, influence and collaborate to improve health and healthcare for everyone and know we can only do this by being inclusive, encouraging and celebrating diverse perspectives. That’s why welcoming and having people who represent the 21st-century medical workforce and the diverse population of patients we serve is so important to us.