NIMDTA Trainee Ambassadors

NIMDTA believe that NI Medical and Dental trainees should be VALUED. We strive to ensure that trainees are listened to, supported and provided with high quality training opportunities. This has led to the development of a VALUED strategy, to ensure that your:

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The role of Trainee Ambassadors has been developed by NIMDTA to align with the VALUED strategy, with the overall aims of:

  • Promoting connections between trainees
  • Highlighting benefits of training
  • Strengthening the link between NIMDTA and trainees

NIMDTA will support trainees in this role via four-monthly support meetings, to allow ambassadors to gain new skills, share ideas and explore any issues. Ambassadors will initially be appointed for a one year period, with the option to continue in post after this if desired and with the support of the educational supervisors. Roles and Responsibilities of Trainee Ambassadors:

  • Promoting your programme and training in NI
  • Acting as a point of contact for new trainees within your programme (both inside and outside NI)
  • Helping promote NIMDTA initiatives such as mentoring, iQuest, ADEPT, EQUIP, ENGAGE, Peer Interview Programme etc. to trainees
  • Supporting NIMDTA events and other events relevant to trainees such as Dare to Excel Day, Trainee Clinical Research Day, FMLM Conference, Welcome events and NIMDTA Roadshow events
  • Connecting current trainees together
  • Improving communication and collaboration amongst trainees within and across training programmes
  • Strengthening the link between trainees and trainers/NIMDTA educational leaders
  • Contributing to running of the Trainee Ambassador Group
  • Attending scheduled Trainee Ambassador Group meetings approx. 4mthly

Characteristics of ambassadors:

  • Motivated – Committed, Purposeful
  • Sociable – Friendly, Engaging, Interested in others, People-focused, Welcoming
  • Organised – Able to plan and meet deadlines
  • Supportive – Helpful, Understanding, Encouraging
  • Optimistic – Enthusiastic, Positive about training, Good role model

Trainees should not put themselves forward for this role at this time if they are not on track for a favourable ARCP outcome or if there is an ongoing investigation of their practice. Support for the Role

  • Induction session to define roles and responsibilities
  • 4 monthly support sessions with additional training
  • Trainee and Trainer Engagement and Excellence Coordinator Officer (Mrs Bronagh Woods )
  • Liaison with trainee with VALUED/Trainee Engagement: Dr Claire Dougan

There are no opportunities currently to join this scheme. Further recruitment will be advertised through email and social media channels.