Trainee Representative Elections 2017-2019

Philip Touska


I am applying for the post of trainee representative on the BSHNI council as I feel that my combination of enthusiasm for the sub specialty and prior experience would be ideal for the position.

I am currently a ST4 trainee and have recently commenced my sub specialty training in head and neck imaging at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals, which I am thoroughly enjoying. Having attended previous BSHNI events, I am aware of the excellent work the society does and am keen to be part of it.

In terms of prior committee experience, I was previously the vice president of the trainee-led Society of Radiologists in Training (SRT). In this role, I helped design, organise and promote the national annual conference and was involved in engaging with trainees across the country. I feel that this experience would be invaluable as a trainee representative for the BSHNI. In particular, I could help raise awareness of the BSNHI among my peers and trainee representatives. In addition, whilst a core surgical trainee prior to commencing radiology training, I was a member of the Association of Otolaryngologists in Training (AOT) and am therefore in a position to liaise with the AOT in order to promote BSHNI events. Finally, I am aware of the increasing importance of social media in both event planning and training and would be keen to use this medium to help raise the profile of the BSHNI amongst trainees in order to update them with relevant articles, resources and fellowship information.

I would be most grateful for your consideration.