The Society of Radiologists in Training was founded in 1993 and represents the interests of radiology trainees from the United Kingdom.
We are a non-profit, self-funded organisation that supports the future radiology workforce through our Annual Educational Conference, links with the Royal College of Radiologists, the Junior Radiologists Forum and the British Subspecialty societies.
Our committee has included both senior and junior radiology trainees, foundation doctors and medical students who aim to promote the specialty of radiology to those who are undergoing training in the UK or abroad and for those who are considering a potential career in the specialty as well as to support current radiology trainees across the UK. We provide a platform for UK radiology trainees to express their views regarding training and provide our members with exclusive discounts that will certainly enhance the trainee experience. Some of the benefits of membership include 30% discount off Elsevier e-books, 20% off BIR membership and 15% off Onexamination Physics FRCR subscription to name a few. We also work hard to organise the Annual Educational Conference to bring the best speakers from across the UK and put together an engaging programme for delegates, of which SRT Members are entitled to a generous discount.
We promote cooperation between radiology allied professionals including radiographers, sonographers, physicists and other medical specialties through such endeavours such as our ‘Trainer of the Year’ awards, sponsored prizes for our conference and through joint educational courses.
Our website hosts information to help trainees at all stages of training with educational resources shared with us from the British Institute of Radiology which are specifically chosen due to their relevance for FRCR exam revision. We also provide information on career advice, subspecialty information and courses that you may find worthwhile.
The SRT Annual Conference is a fantastic opportunity to network and engage with other trainees, present your work at a national event, learn from our experienced speakers and take part in practical hands on workshops that range from exam preparation sessions to state of the art modality simulations.
The SRT prides itself on our non-for-profit, solely trainee led approach which gives us independence but with the close support and endorsement of the Royal College of Radiologists. Our committee work tirelessly to ensure that trainees have a voice and that we are able to offer advice and the chance for trainees to excel in our wonderful specialty.A
Our Committee 2017
Dr. Yousar Jafar
My name is Yousar Jafar and I am an ST4 Trainee in the South Wales Training Scheme with a subspecialty interest in Women’s Imaging.
I am extremely passionate about the work trainee led societies do for their members and am delighted to have been elected as the President of The SRT for 2 years from 2017 to 2019 to continue the hard work in making this society go from strength to strength.
The society’s ethos is to ‘Foster Excellence in Radiology’ and as President I am working towards making The SRT a dynamic society that will be an innovative forum for Radiology Trainees across the UK. We are also collaborating with colleagues from Radiology subspecialty societies/institutions to achieve our educational aims and maintaining existing links with our surgical and medical colleagues to ensure that Radiology remains at the forefront of patient care.
The SRT is committed to ensuring we provide a stimulating and exciting Annual Educational Conference but also to be the first port of call for answering any questions related to training and exams. This year we will be working in collaboration with the Junior Radiologists’ Forum (JRF) to reach out to as many radiology trainees as possible to engage with our educational events. We have the full support of the Royal College of Radiologists in meeting our objectives and as a committee we are working towards making The SRT an invaluable resource for all radiology trainees and junior doctors who wish to pursue a career in Clinical Radiology.
If you have any ideas for our website or what you would like to see the society do please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Daniel Weinberg
“I am commencing training in radiology in August 2017 as an ST1 in the North Western region, having completed a two-year academic foundation programme, during which time I undertook research on imaging paragangliomas. Having taken on the role of Foundation Doctor Representative in the SRT for 2016-17, I continue on the committee as Secretary this year and hope to strengthen the society and our relationships with the radiology and wider community.”
Dr. Maria McGill
Northern Ireland Representative
Hi my name is Maria McGill and I am a 5th year radiology trainee from Northern Ireland. After completing my foundation years I headed off to Australia to discover I was terrible at surfing, wind surfing and well all water base activities! I returned to the UK to take up my radiology training post in Northern Ireland and have developed interests in body MRI and medical education. Outside of work I am a proud dog owner and travel enthusiast.
Dr. Eilidh Bell
Foundation Representative (Scotland)
I’m Eilidh Bell, the Scottish foundation representative for the SRT, FY2) in Aberdeen and University of Dundee grad. This year I will be applying to radiology (fingers crossed!).
As part of the SRT, I want to help improve radiology knowledge amongst foundation trainees and medical students, promote radiology as a specialty and support and improve radiology training.
Outside of medicine, I like ballet dancing, learning Korean, consuming caffeine in all its forms, travelling, video games and hiking!
Dr. Cameron Spence
Foundation Representative (England)
Hi, I’m Cameron, and I’m delighted to have been elected to join the committee from 2017 as the Foundation Year Representative for England. I started F1 in Dorchester on the South Coast in 2017. I also qualified with a degree in Dentistry from Bristol in 2011. I have spent 5 years working in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, both before and during my MBChB in Manchester, and was a Middle Grade for 2 years. I have also worked as a General Dental Practitioner. Such experiences have given me a particular interest in Head and Neck Radiology.
One of my roles in the committee involves raising the profile of the specialty throughout the Foundation Programme and Medical Schools. I also hope to help develop the SRT website with more information about career options within Radiology. I hope to use my pride and optimism for our specialty to attract the best and brightest foundation doctors and medical students to radiology training.
Dr. Richard White
I have been a Consultant Vascular and Interventional Radiologist in Cardiff since 2013, with a keen interest in research. I undertook my Radiology Training in Dundee. I was vice-president of The SRT for 2 years before I was elected President in 2011-12, holding the meeting in its most Northerly meeting to date – Edinburgh. My role on The SRT committee is as a Consultant Advisor. I will be in charge of selecting abstracts for the upcoming Annual Educational Conference in Cardiff, May 2018 as well as assisting with Interventional Radiology workshops at the event.