This is my third year within the InciSioN UK and I am really excited to continue the work done so far, alongside the entire committee! As Chair, I aim to use the experience accumulated throughout these past years to bring improvement to the organisation at all levels, from our global surgery research to the educational and advocacy projects.
As Vice Chair I hope to develop a strategy to implement our research into practice in a pragmatic fashion. I also hope to increase our participation in local medical school conferences by improving our conference workshops so that we increase exposure to fundamental lessons in global surgery.
I am incredibly excited to be working with such an excellent committee this year! As secretary, I want to continue to help Incision grow whilst exploring my own interests in global surgery. I am hoping to widen our engagement with other students through this role, working with the committee toward our goal of global surgical equality.
I am excited for the opportunity to work alongside likeminded individuals who are similarly passionate about promoting equitable access to safer surgery. As webmaster I hope to increase Incision’s target audience and engagement by ensuring the website is easy to navigate, informative with ample resources for research, education and advocacy alongside being aesthetically pleasing!
As Research Lead, I’m very excited to collaborate with medical students on national and international projects in global surgery. In doing so, I hope to raise awareness of key topics and improve access to safe surgical care. I’m particularly interested in trauma and orthopaedic surgery and medical education.
During my role as research lead, I aim to provide meaningful contributions to the work of InciSioN, both nationally and internationally. I hope to advocate for safe and affordable surgery for all, including the most vulnerable population groups in the UK. I am excited to work alongside talented committee members and I hope that the research undertaken this year will have a significant impact on education and global surgery.
Medical Student Network Lead
As the Student Ambassador Lead for Incision UK, I aim to be the main point of correspondence between the students representatives of Incision and the committee. Not only am I grateful for this opportunity but I am also enthusiastic and thankful to work with such an amazing team and increase awareness, advocacy, education and research into Global Surgery!
Hi I am a fourth year medical student at the University of Leeds and I am very excited to be a part of IncisionUK this coming year! Advocacy is really at the core of what drives me to get involved because I think it makes all the difference once people become aware and educated on a cause as they engage more and inspire change. I hope this year we will continue to drive the need for safe and equitable global surgery, get medical schools more focused on the cause and launch great initiatives.
I have a keen interest in medical education and global surgery, a topic I believe should have increased exposure both in medical school and junior doctor training. As Education Lead, I would love to increase collaboration with other InciSioN national working groups and help engage medical students and junior doctors with global surgical issues.
Jess Cairney Hill
Junior Doctor Network Lead
I am a 1st year surgical trainee who has been passionate about global surgery since visiting an orthopaedic hospital in Malawi in 2014. I have been involved in Incision since 2016 and am thrilled to be co-ordinating the expansion of the Incision UK network to include junior doctors and am looking forward to finding exciting collaborations between medical students and junior doctors both in the UK and abroad
Over the past three years with InciSioN I have felt privileged to work with a fantastic and inspiring group of students and junior doctors. I am proud of the work InciSioN do as an international network to advocate for surgical equity, and now look forward to continuing my global surgery work throughout my career. I am excited to be continuing on as a supportive role in the new UK committee.