About this event

  • Date and time Sat 10 Dec 2022 from 9:00am to 1:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine

Registration has now closed. If you didn't make it in time, there's no need to worry. We'd love you to attend, so just turn up on the day and register here. 

Medical students and foundation trainee doctors are warmly invited to attend the 2022 Royal Society of Medicine specialty careers fair.

This free, informal event offers participants a unique opportunity to explore their career options while networking with experienced clinicians and training programme directors. Throughout the event, members of the RSM community will be on hand to offer tips and guidance on choosing a specialty career path.

The half-day programme will include drop-in lectures and pre-bookable 1:1 sessions with training programme directors and specialty experts.

Doctors representing over 30 different specialties will be available on stands to answer questions about suitability, work-life balance, CV-building and the application process for the different specialities.

Participants will be able to: 

  • Network with fellow medics and specialty representatives
  • Explore over 30 different specialties
  • Talk to training programme directors and experienced clinicians 
  • Attend medical and surgical drop-in lecture streams

As a leading provider of continuing learning to healthcare professionals, the RSM is exceptionally well-placed to host this showcase event, which spans the breadth of medical and surgical specialties.


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We would like to thank our sponsors The British Geriatrics Society, Mountain Healthcare and The Royal College of Psychiatrists for their support of this event. Please note that the main scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsors.


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Welcome and networking - stands

A wide range of specialty stands will be available for you to browse and meet with throughout the entire event.

Registration and networking


We will have two auditoriums of lectures running simultaneously throughout the morning - one focusing on medicine and the other surgery. You are welcome to move freely between the auditoriums to view different lectures as you wish!

Guy Whittle Auditorium 1 - Medicine


Max Rayne Auditorium 2 - Surgery
10:00am – Welcome and introduction

Professor Nik Patel, Chair of Academic Board and Trustee, Royal Society of Medicine

10:00am – Welcome and introduction

Professor Nik Patel

10:05am – How the RSM can help you as a medical student or trainee

Dr Josie Cheetham, Junior Doctor, British Medical Association Cymru Wales and Ms Bhumi Shah, Medicine Student, Cambridge University

10:05am – Specialty talk: General surgery

Mr Jibran Ali Mecci

10:20am – Specialty talk: Cardiology

Dr Alex Byrne, Cardiology Registrar and PHD Fellow, University College London

10:20am – Specialty talk: Breast surgery

Mr Fateh Ahmad, Consultant Plastic, Head and Neck and Craniofacial Surgeon, Natural Cosmetic Surgery

10:35am – Specialty talk: Respiratory medicine

Dr Akanksha Mimi Malhotra, Vice President, Respiratory Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine

10:35am – Specialty talk: Vascular surgery

Dr Vickna Balarajah

10:50am – Specialty talk: Gastroenterology

Dr Iana Martini, Gastroenterologist, Royal Sussex County Hospital

10:50am – Specialty talk: Orthopaedics

Mr Branavan Rudran, Trauma and Orthopaedics Registrar, Imperial College Healthcare NHS trust 

11:05am – Specialty talk: Geriatrics

Dr Amelia Paveley, Junior Clinical Fellow in Perioperative Care for Older People Undergoing Surgery, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

11:05am – Specialty talk: Radiology

Dr Arpan Banerjee, Past President, Radiology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

11:20am – Specialty talk: Stroke medicine

Dr David Hargroves, National Clinical Lead for Stroke Medicine, NHS England Getting It Right First Time Programme, NHS England and Dr Ameen Noushad, Internal Medicine Trainee Year 3, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

11:20am – Specialty talk: Urology

Dr Nick Simson, Urology Speciality Trainee Year 5, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust and Dr Delia Toomey, Medical Doctor, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation

11:35am - Specialty talk: Ophthalmology

Mr Graham Duguid, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Western Eye Hospital

11:35am - How the RSM can help you as a medical student or trainee

Dr Josie Cheetham and Ms Bhumi Shah, Medicine Student, Cambridge University

11:50am - Closing remarks

Professor Nik Patel

11:50am - Closing remarks

Professor Nik Patel

12:00pm - Close of lectures and return to networking
12:00pm - Close of lectures and return to networking

Networking - stands and 1:1 sessions

A wide range of speciality stands will be available for you to browse and meet with through the duration of the event.

A limited number of 1:1 sessions with training programme directors and speciality experts are available for participants who have pre-booked. Each slot is 10 minutes long and there are five slots bookable per speciality. To book a slot, simply add it to your booking upon checkout. For the time being, we kindly request you only book one 1:1 session due to the limited number available.

Room 1 (Seminar Suite) - Medicine


Room 1 (Seminar Suite) - Surgery
Room 2 (Training Suite) - Medicine

Dr Alex Byrne

General surgery

Mr Jibran Ali Mecci


Dr Arpan Banerjee

Respiratory medicine

Dr Akanksha Mimi Malhotra

Breast surgery

Mr Fateh Ahmad


Mr Graham Duguid


Dr Iana Martini

Vascular surgery

Dr Vickna Balarajah


Dr Nick Simson and Dr Delia Toomey

Stroke and frailty related medicine

Dr David Hargroves

Orthopaedic surgery

Mr Branavan Rudran


Dr Amelia Paveley

Close of fair



Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

Registration for this event will close at 1:00am on 9 December 2022. Late registrations will not be accepted.   

The agenda is subject to change at any time 

If the event is recorded, we are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. There is no guarantee that all sessions will be available after the event, this is at the presenters and RSM's discretion. 

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations. 

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

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