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Trainees Committee

The RCP Trainees Committee (TC) comprises solely medical trainees, and reflects the RCP’s commitment to encouraging physicians in training to develop active roles in influencing the future of medicine.

The TC has been heavily involved in shaping the new physician training pathway. We have given a trainee voice to the changes from CMT to IMT. We have also lobbied for the alternative certificate, so that no doctor gets left behind.

Areas of work and projects

TC working groups focus on a variety of issues, including improving communication between doctors, improving working lives and challenging educational dogma.

The committee has also contributed to a number of projects, including:

Meetings and membership

The TC contains seats for 35 members: 33 regional representatives, co-chairs and a deputy chair. Members meet three times a year and conduct discussions among themselves, with senior RCP officers (the president, vice presidents and registrar).

Many of the TC’s discussions take place outside these meetings, via email. The TC often produces position statements and other documents based on these discussions.

Trainees Committee representatives

Representatives for each deanery are elected by and represent the trainees, both within the RCP on Council and in committees, and outside the RCP at the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC), the British Medical Association (BMA) and the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB). Representatives also act on your behalf at the local level of each deanery on the Local Education and Training Board (LETB). View the current Trainees Committee representatives list.

Committee vacancies

TC members will soon be voting on the candidates who have come forward with interest in these roles. The elected representatives will be announced in due course.

Please contact us by email on trainees.committee@rcp.ac.uk with local and national issues you think we should be aware of, or if you would like more information. Apply when vacancies arise to join us on the TC to help shape medical education for the future.