International Relations

International Relations

Meet The Portfolio Members

Martin Hirsch

Martin Hirsch

International relations

I feel really honoured to be appointed as a senior council member of the BSGE in 2022. The BSGE council oversees a vast program of medical education and surgical governance that I have admired for many years. This vast remit of work provides an opportunity and community for all members to learn, develop and safely practice endoscopic surgery.

Joining this esteemed council as chair of Award and Bursaries (A&B) has given me the direct opportunity to give back to members. Over these first year in my role as chair of the A&B I have been really proud to support and promote the continue professional development for all our members. In the current challenging financial times where the cost of living is rising faster than public sector salaries, we were forced to consider whether certain member groups could benefit more from the current funding allocation. As a sub-committee I am really pleased we have been able to increase bursary funding for those doctors in training and nurse/ paramedic members.

I am excited to move on to the international relations portfolio and hope to build the international profile of our amazing society.

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