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 endorse trainees’ views and promote ways in which the society can support their needs. The BMFMS can help provide support, training, mentorship, 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 representative 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 careers fair is usually in February - see
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 Sarah Murray and Dr Louise Webster.
Dr Sarah Murray is an ST5 trainee in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Edinburgh. She is currently out of programme undertaking a Wellcome trust Clinical Research fellowship investigating the optimum timing of delivery of twins. In her 'spare time' she is the vice chair of the UK RCOG trainees committee and chair of the South East Scotland trainees committee.
Dr Louise Webster is a Tommy's Clinical Lecturer in Women’s Health and ST7 in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at King's College London/Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital. Her PhD evaluated mechanism and treatment in women with chronic hypertension in pregnancy to assess factors contributing to maternal and perinatal outcome. She works less-than-full-time as has a young family and has been a trainee representative on regional training committees as well as a trainee champion for clinical research within Women's Health for North West Thames.
If you wish to contact one of the trainee representatives directly about training issues then please email them on Smurray8@staffmail.ed.ac.uk or firstname.lastname@example.org.