Education

SICS Trainees Group

The SICS Trainees Group exists to promote Intensive Care Medicine (ICM) among trainees from all base specialties in Scotland, to encourage education in ICM, to represent the views of Scottish trainees with an interest in ICM, to promote trainee activity in nationwide audit through the audit share project and to encourage social links between ICM trainees. The group was established in 2007, evolving from the Group of Intensive Care Trainees in Scotland (GITS) formed by an enthusiastic group of advanced trainees in ICM in 2002.

A steering committee (see below) elected annually or biannually oversees the various activities of the group.

Activities

The group organises the annual SICS Education Meeting, which for the first time in 2023 was run as a very popular breakout session at the annual meeting SICS23. ICM. We are currently running monthly Evening Updates alongside the Education and Training group.

The audit lead co-ordinates a national audit each year with local investigators helping out.

The group also represents trainees on the SICS Council and the FICM Speciality Registrar subcommittee.

The current commitee is: 

– Chair: Lara Latif

– Secretary: Anna Stout 

– Audit lead: Aashray Lal

– Education lead: Reema Patel  

Getting involved with the Trainee Group

If you would like to be kept informed about SICS Trainees Group activities and matters affecting ICM interested trainees in Scotland, please email us or join us on facebook.

To vote on issues affecting the group or become involved in the committee you must be a member of the SICS and we encourage all trainees interested in ICM to join the Society. Membership offers a wide range of benefits – go to the membership section to find out more.

SICS Trainees Committee

There are four positions on the SICS Trainees Committee: chairman, secretary, education lead and audit share lead.  A position on the committee is for a maximum of two years or until CCT (whichever is shorter).  The only application requirements are to be an SICS member, to hold a training post in Scotland and to be enthusiastic.  Trainees at any stage in their training are welcome to apply.

The chair’s responsibilities are to represent the Committee on Council, set the agenda for meetings of the Committee and oversee and facilitate the achievement of the aims and objectives of the Group.

Contact details via sicstrainees@gmail.com

The Secretary manages the membership list, takes minutes of meetings of the Committee and ensures dissemination of the activities of the Committee to the Trainee’s Group membership. They liaise with the SICS Honorary Secretary. They manage the SICS Trainees Group Facebook page and any other social media pages the group maintain.  The Secretary is responsible for the dissemination of information to Regional Linkmen.

The Education/Meetings Coordinator takes a leadership role in the organisation of educational activities of the group.  These include the annual SICS Education Meeting and the Education Days.  They also sit on the SICS Education & Training Group.

The Audit lead supports trainee and consultant audits and quaility improvement projects across Scotland. The Audit lead works with the wide SICS to support the goals of improve critical care delivery in Scotland. 

Getting involved with the Trainee Committee…

The application process is via email, with statements provided from all candidates. In the event that there are more than four applicants then an electronic vote of trainee members is arranged.  The results of the elections are announced at the AGM in January.