Trainee Representatives

About us

The ABAOMS trainee representatives form a subsection of the elected committee, and represent academic oral and maxillofacial surgery trainees in the UK. Their primary roles involve voicing the views of academic trainees at board meetings, disseminating information about developments in integrated academic training within the speciality, and providing a platform to share knowledge about educational events, grant and research opportunities.

They are academic representatives on various boards including the Oral Surgery Curriculum Review Group, Oral Surgery ISFE and NDSTEF.

The current reps have established and launched two new social media pages in 2019 to initiate an academic surgical training forum and increase engagement and interaction between ABAOMS trainees. They are also responsible for managing and updating the society website.

The Association has two elected trainee representatives: 

Dr Hanya Mahmood

NIHR Doctoral Fellow & Oral Surgery Registrar

Academic Unit of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
School of Clinical Dentistry
University of University
19 Claremont Crescent
S10 2TA


Dr Katarzyna Gurzawska-Comis

NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer Oral Surgery

The School of Dentistry
5 Mill Pool Way
B5 7EG



Stay informed about the latest updates and developments regarding academic training, exams and career progression opportunities.

Two social media groups were launched in 2019 specifically for ABAOMS trainees, both maintained by the representatives.

See the links below to follow and request to join these pages.

How can we help?

If you would like to get in touch, please contact the Secretary of the association.

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