Trainees / Students
The goal of the BMFMS is to improve standards of pregnancy care and trainees have a vital role to play in achieving this. The two trainee representatives on the BMFMS committee represent trainees’ views and promote ways in which the society can support their needs. The BMFMS provides educational events which support training, as well as funding for research and travel grants. The trainee representatives want to ensure trainees and medical students benefit from society membership, become fully involved in society activities and can contribute to its success.
The trainee representatives play an active role in committee meetings and the organisation of the conference, including a session designed specifically for trainees. They are also involved on an annual basis in the RCOG careers fair which provides junior doctors and medical students with the opportunity to explore the career opportunities afforded by obstetrics and gynaecology.
The trainee representatives are initially elected to a three-year term of office. Any trainee who is a member of the BMFMS can stand for election in this position.
At present the trainee representatives are Dr Zoe Thurwell and Dr Adalina Sacco.
Dr Zoe Thurlwell is a Subspeciality trainee in Maternal and Fetal Medicine in Manchester. Between 2016 and 2020 she took time out of programme to undertake an M.D exploring the reproducibility and accuracy of 2D and 3D ultrasound parameters in the prediction of birthweight in pregnancies at high risk of FGR. She is also a past chair of the RCOG North-West of England trainees’ Committee.
Dr Adalina Sacco is a subspecialty trainee in maternal fetal medicine at UCLH and NIHR academic clinical lecturer at University College London’s Institute for Women’s Health. Between 2017 and 2019 she took time out of programme to undertake an MD in fetal surgery under the supervision of Professor Anna David, Professor Donald Peebles and Professor Jan Deprest. She also has an interest in clinical leadership and is the past Chair of the RCOG National Trainees’ Committee.
If you wish to contact one of the trainee representatives directly about training issues then please email them on email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org