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ASiT ITOG Representative Application - Closing Soon

ASIT ITOG Representative

Applications are open for the role of ASiT ITOG Representative.

In addition to general ASiT Council member role, candidates will be representing TIG Fellows.


All ASIT Council Members are expected to comply with the guidance for all Council members.

Additional to this Council Members are expected to:

• Distribute ASiT conference and ASiT official survey promotions via their LETBs mailing lists

• Undertake additional activities i.e. attend ASiT supported regional events, and contribute to ASiT position statements.

• Encourage new membership of ASiT.

• Organise at least one local ASiT meeting/course per year for trainees.

• Regional representatives should submit a document to the committee outlining their progress with the above objectives by December of each year


Background to ITOG

The Interface Training Oversight Group (ITOG) was formed in early 2017, as a result of a review by Graham Haddock. It was to allow the TIG (Training Interface Group) fellowships to fall under the clear governance structures of the JCST. This means that the TIG fellowships have a robust accreditation, in line with GMC guidance and future-proofs the programme with Health Education England. The ITOG supersedes the TIG Chairs group, and oversees the work of the TIGs and their fellowships. The ITOG Chair (Mr Aidan Fitzgerald) also now has a separate seat on JCST Council, so there is a direct link between the administration of the Fellowships. 

Each TIG fellowship has its own committee that is responsible for the working of that individual fellowship, and each year the trainee gaining the highest score at interview is offered a place on that as the trainee representative.

In addition, the wide ranging scope of ASiT’s membership base, and links with the various branches of surgical training, it was agreed that ASiT would provide 2 representatives, with the proviso that they should be current or past TIG fellows and that one should be drawn from Plastic Surgery. BOTA will also provide 1 representative. This term is for 12 months.


Criteria for Seat

  • Current or past TIG fellows
  • Current ASiT Member
  • 1 representative should be drawn from plastic surgery
  • Be able to occupy the post for 12 months.
  • Be familiar with the issues surrounding fellowships and governance structures relating to them
  • The ITOG is initially expected to meet twice a year, but there may be business that requires attention via email or conference call in the intervening time periods.
  • The next meeting is in November 2017. The Chair of the ITOG has highlighted the role of the trainee representatives and stated that if a representative could not make a meeting they should at least submit a report to the TIG or ITOG.

Please note that the JCST are not able to cover any travel expenses, although this may be available through Severn Postgraduate Medical Education – please contact Joshua Oakley ( for further information.

How to Apply

Please send 1 A4 side CV and a 500 word supporting statement to detailing eligibility for the post.

Please ensure the email subject heading is “ITOG REP APPLICATION”

Application deadline Tuesday 12th September 2017 at 17:00

Gemma Humm
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