Trainee Representatives


Join Our Team as an Undergraduate Student Representative!

Are you passionate about Oral Surgery and eager to make a difference in the academic realm of oral and maxillofacial surgery? Here’s your chance to be at the forefront of innovation and collaboration within the field!

The Association of British Academic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ABAOMS) is seeking an enthusiastic undergraduate dental student to join our esteemed committee as Undergraduate Student Representatives.

What You’ll Do:
As an Undergraduate Student Representative, you will:
– Serve as a voice for undergraduate dental students, advocating for their interests and perspectives within our organization.
– Contribute fresh ideas and innovative approaches to enhance our conferences and webinars, ensuring they remain engaging and relevant.
– Collaborate closely with our committee members to drive forward our mission of academic excellence and professional advancement.

Who We’re Looking For:
We’re seeking a motivated undergraduate dental student (BDS4 or BDS5) who:
– Demonstrates a keen interest in oral and maxillofacial surgery and academic research.
– Possesses strong communication skills and the ability to articulate ideas effectively.
– Proactive, creative, and eager to take on new challenges.

How to Apply:
If you’re ready to embark on this exciting journey with us, we invite you to submit your application today! Please include a brief paragraph outlining your interest in the position and any relevant experience or ideas you’d like to bring to the table.


Deadline: 22nd June 2024


We look forward to welcoming you to our team!


For more information or to submit your application, please contact


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 include voicing the views of academic trainees on national forums, sharing developments in integrated academic training, and providing a platform to share knowledge about educational events, grant and research opportunities.

The representatives in position from 2019-2022 fought for academic trainee representation on various national groups (Oral Surgery Curriculum Review,  ISFE and NDSTEF). They initiated the first-ever ABAOMS clinical-academic webinar series and launched social media pages (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) to increase engagement between ABAOMS trainees/members, attracting more than 900 followers. The are also Webmasters for the society site.

The Association has two elected trainee representatives: 


NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow Oral Surgery

Guy’s Hospital
Great Maze Pond

Dr Krishantini Mahendran

NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow Oral Surgery

Guy’s Hospital
Great Maze Pond


Former Trainee Representatives:

Hanya Mahmood (University of Sheffield) 2019-2022

Katarzyna Gurzawska (University of Birmingham) 2018-2021

Eleni Besi (University of Edinburgh) 2016-2018


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.

Get in Contact