Results of the FICM Trainee Representative Election

Published 01/11/2021

We are pleased to announce that Dr Matt Rowe, a dual ICM/Anaesthesia trainee from Southmead Hospital in Bristol, has been successfully elected as our Deputy Trainee Representative. We hope you will join us in congratulating and welcoming them to the Faculty!

Matt will officially start their term of office at our Board meeting on the 12 January 2022.

Their election statement was as follows: 

ROWE, Matt – Southmead Hospital, Bristol

Nominated by Dr Adrian Clarke

I grew up in Devon and had an unorthodox route into Medicine with 3 rounds of applications, 12 rejections and one last minute offer to the postgraduate programme at the University of Birmingham, graduating in 2013. Prior to this I did a degree in Medical Sciences. My employment history ranges from managing a less than high quality leisure centre and making sandwiches for Ginsters to phlebotomy and aeromedical retrieval. Following foundation training in the Midlands, I moved to Bristol. I’m dual training in ICM with Anaesthesia and have completed stage one training. I was an academic rep during my undergraduate training and am currently the regional ICM trainee rep for the Severn Deanery. Having had an odd route into medicine, time out of training and many, many interviews at both undergrad and postgrad level, I feel I have encountered my fair share of some of the challenges we face as trainees. This has fostered a firm desire to ensure that all our views are heard and that training is kept pragmatic, rewarding and tailored to our needs. My interests outside medicine include Mountain Biking, Snowboarding and basically anything that might land me a visit to my local major trauma centre.

Matt Rowe

Many thanks to all the nominees for applying and to everyone that voted!