Younger Fellows from across Australia and New Zealand arrived in
Bangkok early for the annual Younger Fellows Forum from 3 to 5 May
The event, which is held every year prior to the ASC, provided
an opportunity for Younger Fellows to meet with one another in a
relaxed environment, where they participated in a range of
activities from team building exercises, to extensive discussions
about "hot College topics."
Dr Jennifer Ah Toy, a Queensland paediatric surgeon, described
the event as an excellent avenue for Younger Fellows to identify
issues of common interest, and interact with the College
"As a surgeon from a smaller specialty it was so valuable to
have younger fellows from so many different specialties come
together. We found that despite our different backgrounds many of
our experiences and concerns were the same."
"It was excellent to have the President and some of the
Councillors attend to help us understand the infrastructure of RACS
a little bit, and also to realise that RACS is doing a lot more
than we necessarily realise."
"It is not 'the College' it is 'our College' and as a
group we are all passionate about issues affecting training
and Younger Fellows. The forum was an extremely valuable way to
share our ideas and I would definitely recommend it to anyone
considering nominating for next year's event."