About this event

  • Date and time Thu 22 Oct 2020 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Respiratory Medicine

The aim of this evening meeting is to provide a detailed insight into respiratory medicine for anyone interested in pursuing it as a career.  

We have invited a panel of experts to showcase topical areas of respiratory medicine and provide you with an insight into the day-to-day lives of trainees/consultants across various sub-specialities. The key topics are as follows: 

  • Know why you should choose a career in Respiratory Medicine (if you haven’t already!) 
  • Understand the various sub-specialities and the opportunities available 
  • Understand the training pathway and how to tailor your CV to secure the job you want  
  • Have an appreciation for the diverse opportunity within the specialty including intervention and procedural skills, quality improvement and research as well as the focus on a multidisciplinary approach with colleagues in radiology, oncology, therapists and many more.  

A dedicated Q&A session is incorporated to ensure all your questions and concerns are answered.  

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Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Special rates for difficult times 

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

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


Key speakers

Dr Tom Simpson

Consultant Physician in Respiratory and General Medicine and Trust Lead for Simulation Based Education

Speaker's biography

Dr Tom Simpson is a relatively new consultant. Since his post began on 1 April 2020, he has set up and run a completely new CPAP unit in the middle of the surge at one of the earliest COVID-hit London hospitals and set about tackling the post-COVID follow-up of the entire hospital’s caseload. He has a long training background, having flirted with the idea of paediatrics and oncology along the way. He has developed significant expertise in education and training, innovation, point of care ultrasound, interstitial lung disease and sarcoid. The first question he was asked at his respiratory medicine specialty interview was ‘what do you do outside of medicine that you enjoy?’. He plays field hockey in goal, cycles everywhere and is still hoping to learn the guitar.

Dr Rachel Davies

Consultant Respiratory Physician, National Pulmonary Hypertension Service, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Training Programme Director for Respiratory Medicine at North West Thames Foundation School

Dr Tanya Patrick

ST5 Respiratory Registrar, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Speaker's biography

Dr Tanya Patrick is a South London Respiratory registrar. After foundation years in South London and Surrey, she has subsequently been through St George's, Kingston, Epsom and King's College Hospital. She happened into a lot of respiratory medicine through her medical school years and training, but a clinical fellow year before applying for ST3 convinced her that it was the right choice. In her interview, the first question was ‘Why respiratory?’. She chose respiratory medicine for the patient diversity and the challenge and reward of acquiring a wide skill set.


View the programme

Welcome and introduction
Why respiratory medicine?

Dr Tom Simpson 

Overview of sub-specialities

Dr Rachel Davies

CV and tailoring of application for ST1/ST3/ST4 posts

Dr Tanya Patrick

Questions and answers