BSGE Trainee Representatives

BSGE Trainee Representatives

Updates from the Committee

As BSGE Trainee Representatives, we are keen to represent the views and opinions of members and have recently successfully completed the process of appointing eleven regional trainee reps. These will play an integral role within RIGS and the BSGE to provide useful feedback and opinions which can hopefully in time be incorporated into training. The representatives will all feature on the dedicated trainee section of the website.

Regular meetings will take place together with the BSGE trainee representatives and all regional reps will feature on the website and actively participate with the evolution and development of RIGS. Regional rep selection will occur annually, giving more people the chance to become involved.

Email: trainees@bsge.org.uk

Meet The Portfolio Members

Florence Britton

Florence Britton

Junior Trainee Representative

Samantha Kirkwood

Samantha Kirkwood

Senior Trainee Representative

I am an ST6 O&G trainee in North Central and East London aiming for a Consultant post specialising in Complex benign minimal access surgery and endometriosis care in a BSGE accredited endometriosis centre. I recently completed an 18 month clinical research fellowship in advanced minimal access surgery at Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford which I absolutely loved.

I was hooked by MAS during my first lap box simulation course during ST1 and have since completed GESEA 1 and 2, the BSGE Ethicon laparoscopy course and GETUP amongst other courses. I won the Karl Storz Golden Telescope for Best Video presentation at the BSGE ASM 2023 which illustrated the use of ICG to identify tissue re-perfusion in ovarian torsion cases, and recently won the Best RIGS trainee video award at ASM 2024, demonstrating the intrafascial and vaginal colpotomy techniques in laparoscopic hysterectomy.

I completed Intermediate and Advanced levels of the RIGS Hub programme as a delegate before applying to join Council as Senior Trainee representative in 2023 and I am so delighted to currently be in that role. We are always trying to improve our trainee courses and programmes and evolve proactively.

I have 4 children and love spending time with my friends and family, ideally outdoors, and travelling. My  undergraduate degree was in English Literature and I still love reading so I am a good bet for a fictional book recommendation!

Benedetto Mondelli

Benedetto Mondelli

Senior Trainee Representative

I am an ST5 trainee, currently undertaking a clinical research fellowship in endometriosis and minimally invasive surgery. I will be starting the ATSM in advanced laparoscopy (benign disease) in October.

I am passionate about minimal access surgery, in particular chronic pelvic pain and endometriosis.

I have been a BSGE member since 2018 and as RIGS regional rep, I look forward to supporting my colleagues who are interested in minimal access surgery.

I will also aim to increase the involvement of the trainees in the society.