About this section

The Trainees Section’s purpose is to run a full calendar of events aimed at trainees as well as several meetings supporting students and their studies. Meetings cover a variety of activities and opportunities allowing trainees to learn and develop their future careers.

Section Council members

Section meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Section Council, led by the Section President and often in collaboration with specialist societies.

Interested in joining the Section Council?

Section Councils play a pivotal role at the RSM and we are always looking for members who would like to get involved. If you would like to apply, please complete our application form and a Council representative will be in touch.

Complete the application form

Mr Andreas Fontalis
Honorary Treasurer

Upcoming trainee events and webinars

View all events and webinars being run by the Trainees Section.

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Prizes & awards

Ellison-Cliffe Travelling Fellowship 2021


  • First prize: £15,000

Submission deadline 

Monday 4 October 2021

Shortlisting will take place in early November 2021. Interviews will be held for shortlisted candidates on Tuesday 7 December 2021.

Open to

Fellows of the Royal Society of Medicine who are of specialist registrar or lecturer grade or equivalent, or who are consultants within three years of their first consultant appointment. 

The award is intended to cover expenses for travel abroad, to one or two centres, for a period of not less than six months, in pursuit of further study, research or clinical training relevant to the applicant's current interests. 

Candidates will normally be expected to take up the Fellowship between 1 July 2022 and 30 June 2023, but consideration will be given to applicants who are travelling from January 2022.

Application guidelines

Submit an application form with the following included:

  • Completed application form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of current interests, including career objectives
  • Detailed proposal as to how the time abroad will be spent and where
  • Detailed analysis of likely costs of period abroad, and statement of need for funding
  • Names and contact details of two referees
  • Supporting statement(s) from the proposed host centre(s)
  • The candidate should confirm that his/her employing authority will grant study leave if the application is successful

At the end of their Fellowship, the successful candidate(s) will be expected to provide a written report about the work undertaken during the tenure of the Fellowship and to present at an appropriate RSM educational meeting.


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