Dr Hannah Wainman
SAS, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
I received the BSMD trainee fellowship in 2022. As a SAS doctor working towards CESR we are often not eligible for trainee fellowships and therefore self-fund many of our educational experiences. I was delighted when the BSMD opened their fellowship to SAS doctors.
I have used the money from the fellowship to expand my knowledge in hidradenitis suppurativa. I have attended multiple tertiary clinics in London and Cardiff and have created links with the tertiary specialists which provides a valuable avenue for advice on the management of my patients locally.
As a SAS doctor all of my training has been in one trust. This fellowship also allowed me to experience other trusts and expand my horizons. I would not hesitate in recommending applying for the fellowship to allow you to develop your knowledge and experience in a specific area of medical dermatology.