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NIMDTA Trainee Ambassadors

The NIMDTA Trainee Ambassador programme is open to all training grades and specialties and will provide you with the opportunity to exercise your natural leadership skills, develop new skills and build a reputation for leadership beyond your clinical abilities.

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. 4mth

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
  • Associate Dean: Dr Sally-Anne Phillips
  • Professional Development Coordinator: Anna Ciepielewska
  • Liaison with trainee with VALUED/Trainee Engagement: NIMDTA ADEPT Fellow

Recruitment 2024:

We are currently seeking representation from trainees with an interest in:

✅ Career Development
✅ Wellbeing
✅ Supporting Trainees New to Northern Ireland
✅ Digital Innovation and Communication Strategies

So, if you’re a motivated individual who can support others and represent your specialty regionally, then the Trainee Ambassador role is for you!


Application Process

Applying is quick and easy to do!
Click on the links below to access an application form or view the information booklet

Trainee Ambassador Application Form 2023

Trainee Ambassador Information Booklet 2023

Further Information

  • Open to NIMDTA trainees at all levels and all specialties, with the aim to appoint up to three ambassadors for each specialty (with additional numbers for foundation programme). If at any stage during your appointment you are no longer a NIMDTA trainee unfortunately you can no longer hold the position.
  • Duration of role: 12 months, with option to be re-appointed if supported by educational supervisors following this
  • Current trainee representatives may also apply, with a view to performing a dual role of representing trainee views but also supporting trainees and promoting the specialty
  • Selection: – application form (available below) emailed to
  • Approval of application via educational supervisor.

Why not arrange an informal chat with one of our current Trainee Ambassadors!

Simply provide your details here and we’ll put you in touch – easy 😊

Save the Date!

An Induction for newly appointed Trainee Ambassadors is planned for:

Date: Monday 11th March 2024

Time: 2.00pm

Venue: HSC Leadership Centre, Belfast