Maxillofacial surgery Trainees Research Collaborative (MTReC)
A trainee led collaborative delivering high quality clinically relevant research in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery
MTReC is a group of trainees at all levels who are interested and enthusiastic about designing, carrying out and presenting high quality collaborative research. The group provides a trainee led network to support research, undertake collaborative audit and research, disseminate findings in high quality peer reviewed journals and meetings and foster the concept of data sharing and collaboration in the specialty. By working together and sharing data we are able to produce high quality research on topics which are relevant to trainees. Collaborative research groups exist in all surgical specialties, and use the concept of working collaboratively on projects to create large multicentre audits and trials.
The MTReC collaborative includes trainees of all grades, from first degree to final year registrars, and elections for new committee positions are held annually. There are also project specific roles for each of the current projects, and consultant advisors with expertise in particular projects.
Applications for new MTReC projects can be made by any trainee. Only trainees may propose projects and only original research ideas will be considered. Applications will be opened periodically, where capacity and succession planning allow. Applications will be considered by the committee at a General Meeting, and all applications will receive feedback on their submission, regardless the outcome.