New Consultant Initiative
The Faculty is seeking to develop an initiative to support new Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) consultants in their first five years of practice. This is often a challenging transitional period, particularly as SEM consultants work in a variety of settings with a wide scope of practice. The initiative aims to focus on:
(i) connecting new consultants with the faculty
(ii) providing a peer network through a supportive forum
(iii) offering specific CPD and resources for new consultants on topics such as leadership, appraisal and career development.
Other successful and similar schemes include the ‘First-Five’ committee (Royal College of General Practitioners) and Start-Well (Royal College of Psychiatrists). This will be a consultant led initiative, chaired by the FSEM new consultant representative.
The Faculty is pleased to have appointed Dr Sonia Bains, Dr Alethea Beck, Dr Jim Kerss and Dr Dane Vishnubala to a New Consultants Committee to help drive this initiative forward. The committee is chaired by Dr Ralph Smith.