WICM: Women in Intensive Care Medicine
WICM - Women in Intensive Care Medicine
In 2016, to coincide with International Women’s Day, the Faculty released a series of short statements from inspiring women working and training in ICM. The articles were very well received and demonstrated an appetite amongst our members for encouraging, inspiring and supporting women to fulfil their Intensive Care ambitions. Building on this and with commitment from the Faculty Board and the Careers, Recruitment and Workforce Committee the Faculty have created a new virtual Sub-Committee called Women in Intensive Care (WICM).
How I made remote committee working work for me
The last 7 years witnessed radical reform in the way ICM training is delivered. This could only have been achieved nationally through regular communication and networking. Whilst occasional face to face meetings are necessary, a vast amount of crucial work can be achieved remotely through teleconferencing and videoconferencing. As former Lead Regional Advisor for ICM training in Scotland, linking through these modalities to FICMTAC and FICMQRC meetings facilitated both my ability to unify training in Scotland with the rest of the UK and communicate efficiently with colleagues regionally. Remote committee working can bring about change!
Elizabeth Wilson, President Elect, Scottish Intensive Care Society