The Recently Appointed Consultants (RAC) are those in their first 10 years as a consultant and as a committee have two elected seats on Council, currently held by Drs Marion Slater (Geriatrician, Aberdeen) and Patrick Byrne (Consultant & GP, Fort William). 

Recently Appointed Consultants' Committee

Marion and Patrick have established a Committee of Recently Appointed Consultants to involve more of you and to ensure your views are captured and shared in the College and beyond.

Starting in 2013, the group began with a survey about what RACs want from the College and about their experiences as a Consultant. We received feedback from 125 RACs.

One of the outcomes from the survey is we have also developed some Top tips for recently appointed consultants.

Symposia and evening meetings 

We have a number of upcoming meetings and symposia specifically aimed at recently appointed consultants:

  • Evening Meeting: Tuesday 12 November 2019
  • Evening Meeting: Tuesday 10 March 2020
  • Evening Meeting: Tuesday 10 November 2020

Please visit our Events Calendar for information on future RAC events.

View previous meetings

Life as a consultant symposia: presentations from previous RAC symposia are available to Fellows and Members on the Education Portal.

Evening meetings: presentations from previous RAC Evening Meetings are available for free on the Education Portal (no login required).

Further information: