The Anglo-French Medical Society is running its 26th Medical French Residential Weekend Course in Lille, France in April 13th-15th of next year. Early booking advised, details on www.anglofrenchmedical.com
This would be ideal for any student wanting to spend time in a French-speaking country. A unique opportunity to experience Medical French in France. Teaching in partnership with the Medical Faculty of Université Catholique de Lille. An extensive course handbook is provided and all levels of French-speaking are accommodated.
It is £580 for doctors, £480 for FY1/2s and for students, £280 each for a shared room or £310 for a single room.
Price includes 2 nights hotel accommodation, all meals including a gala dinner, and guided tour of historic Lille.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists is supporting a conference which is aimed at medical students and foundation year doctors about Psychiatry and the Arts. The conference is for encouraging recruitment to and interest in psychiatry through showcasing its close relationship with the arts.
The details of the conference can be found on our website, including a packed programme: http://www.psychart.co.uk/
And tickets can be purchased (at a discounted rate for medical students) here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/psychart-conference-2017-tickets-35661309938
Dr Clara Belessiotis-Richards, CT1 Psychiatry
SHO to Dr Gibson, Sapphire Ward
Newham Centre for Mental Health
Findacure, the rare diseases charity, have launched their 2017 Student Essay Competition! The competition is aimed at all medical, biological and pharmaceutical undergraduates and masters students, or those with a close personal experience of a rare genetic condition. There are three questions to choose from - the best essay for each question will win £100 in cash and free entry to Findacure’s annual conference on 27th February 2018, while the best essay overall will win an additional £100 and be published in the Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases!
The questions are…
Essays can be submitted until 9:00am on Monday 13th November.
For more information, follow @Findacure_fdn, search for #RDEssay2017 or visit: http://www.findacure.org.uk/essay-competition-2017/
66 Devonshire Road, Cambridge, CB1 2BL, UK
Registered charity number: 1149646
Applications for Selfless' Global Health Leadership Programme Elective Aid 2018 in Bangladesh are now open.
There are 10 places for students across the UK through a competitive process. Successful completion of the programme will lead to a Global Health Leadership Award.
There are also a number of university based positions for the upcoming academic year that you might be interested in.
For further information, please visit https://www.selfless.org.uk/skillanthropy/ or email email@example.com
Mentor OSCE will be delivering a very helpful OSCE course to help finalists pass their medical finalsl. The website for the course is www.mentorosce.com. It is delivered by a charismatic GP in small groups on the 4th/5th November.
The 2017/18 OSCE Practical training days are coming up at the Royal Society of Medicine.
These training days have been hugely popular with BL students and are very helpful for medical students during their exams and future career development.
The training days provide students with:
Spaces are limited for so book now to avoid disappointment. We have dates for students preparing for their final year, third year and specialty OSCEs.
Pulsenotes LIVE is on 21st & 22nd October 2017 at King’s College London, Strand Campus!
Pulsenotes LIVE is a Medical & Surgical finals weekend aimed at students in years 4-6. A wide range of topics will be covered, all of which are essential for any medical student preparing for finals. For more information please see the attached flyer.
You can find information about the day & can sign-up at http://www.pulsenotes.com/live/
The basic details of the course are outlined below:
Dr Benjamin Norton BSc (Hons) BMBS
Core Medical Trainee King’s College Hospital
Director, Pulsenotes Ltd
Number of old books for sale, from two different medical students.
Selling two core textbooks:
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
All books below are in excellent condition.
Get Out: Showcase & Discussion
Where: David Sizer Lecture Theatre, Mile End
When: 18:00-22:00, Tuesday 17th October
An opportunity to watch the highly acclaimed film Get Out and discuss the issues surrounding the movie such as interracial relationships, police brutality, the love of black culture and many other themes.
Event is £3 for BLACS members and £5 for non-members. All proceeds to go to helping those in need after Hurricane Maria in Dominica.
The Amazing History of Black People in London before 1948
Where: St Ann’s Library, N15 5PU
When: 17:00-19:00, Sunday 29th October
An external event which BLACS will be attending together with whomever is interested. Meet at Garrod to take the train from Bethnal Green Overground station to Seven Sisters. Follow the link for more details of the event:
The event is free and although it is ‘sold out’, seats will be given on a first come, first served basis on the day.
Code Red: Trauma, Primary Survey, Resus
Where: Clark Kennedy Lecture Theatre
When: 18:30-19:30, Monday 16th October
Code Red is activated whenever there is a major haemorrhage within the hospital. This activates a whole team of medical professionals to deliver care quickly to acutely ill patients - particularly in the Emergency Department.
Major Richard Carden will speak about the trauma system in London, Code Reds and the primary/secondary survey done on all trauma patients presenting to the ED. His background is as an ST3 in emergency medicine, reservist in the British Army and as a research fellow in the Centre for Trauma Sciences at the Royal London Hospital. His presentation will include case based discussion and learning around the trauma system in London, and will be particularly useful for people undertaking studentship shifts with BLEMS to understand major trauma!
Snacks provided. Certificates available for subs paying members.
You can pay for subs for the year here (£4): https://www.qmsu.org/groups/BLEMS/
Event details may also be found here: https://www.qmsu.org/events/6143/10372/
An Introduction to a Career in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care
Where: Room 1.21, Garrod Building
When: 18:00, Monday 16th October
Whether you are certain that anaesthetics is the career for you, or if you have no idea how to even pronounce it, then join BLAICS for our first talk ‘An Introduction to Anaesthetics’. We are very lucky to have Dr Katherine MacGloin present. She will give a very good insight into what the job entails and where it can take you in life.
There will also be more information about the mentorship programme and how to apply. This is a free event. Certificates awarded for subs-paying members.
Subs (£1) may be purchased here: https://www.qmsu.org/groups/8818/
The QMUL Wellbeing Fayre will be on the 30th November, from 11:00-15:00, at the Mile End Campus. It will take place in The Octagon, Queens’ Building.
Go to www.qmul.ac.uk/wellbeing for more information.
Do you play ice hockey, or would you like to try? The Imperial Devils are the ice hockey club of Imperial College London, and accept players of any ability from universities across the Greater London area. There is both an A and B team that compete in full checking and non-checking divisions of the British Universities Ice Hockey Association.
Never played hockey, or even ice skated before? Do not worry! The Learn To Play program will teach you everything you need to know to be a great skater, and you will be playing league games in no time! The club will also provide gear free of charge to all skaters at every practice and game.
The A team is consistently competitive, playing in Division 2 nationally, and are always looking for more players to try out.
If you are even slightly interested, please email email@example.com for more info! We look forward to hearing from you!
Imperial Devils Vice-President 2017-18
The QMUL Engagement, Retention & Success team have planned three short sessions on suicide awareness with the Samaritans.
These sessions, open to all students and staff, will cover the topics surrounding suicide and how to support somebody with suicidal ideation.
• Raise awareness and understanding of the different issues that lead to suicidal thoughts and actions or self-harm
• Understand the warning signs of suicide and depression
• Think about how to approach individuals and offer support
• The importance of listening
• Sign posting to further help and support - at QMUL and outside QMUL
If you haven’t attended the session run earlier this summer, please do sign up for it here.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The sessions will run at the following locations:
Wednesday, 11th October 2017, 14:00 - 15:00: Mile End Campus, Arts Two, 3.20
Please arrive by 13.50 for a 2pm prompt start
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road
Wednesday, 1st November 2017, 14:00 - 15:00: Whitechapel Campus, Garrod Building, 1.21.
Please arrive by 13.50 for a 2pm prompt start
Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Queen Mary University of London
Garrod Building, Turner Street, Whitechapel
Thursday, 16th November 2017, 13:00 - 14:00: Mile End Campus, People's Palace, LG01
Please arrive by 12.50 for a 1pm prompt start
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road
As part of Black History Month, the QMUL Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team have planned three short sessions on race and equality.
Each session will be an hour long consisting of a brief presentation about race with facts, figures and introduction to the Race Equality Chartermark. There will be an opportunity for participants to give their views.
Monday, 9th October 2017, 18:00 - 19:00 (arrive from 17:30): Whitechapel Campus, The Study Room, BLSA Building.
Monday, 16th October 2017, 18:00 - 19:00 (arrive by 17:30): Mile End Campus, Bancroft Building, 1.08.
Wednesday, 18th October 2017, 18:00 - 19:00 (arrive by 17:30): Charterhouse Square Campus, Shield 2
The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries is delighted to announce a new sponsorship scheme for UK medical students undertaking electives.
In December 2017 the Society will be celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the granting of its Charter by King James I. To mark this occasion, the Society is launching the Rhino Electives, offering a support grant to medical students who will undertake their electives in countries with a native rhinoceros population.
Why the rhinoceros link? Early in its history the Society adopted the rhinoceros as its crest and emblem. This may have been due to the alleged medicinal properties of rhino horn (now known to be incorrect), or simply because they thought that it would make a fine heraldic animal.
The scheme will be launched on the 1st October 2017, with a deadline for applications of 31st December. This will allow students undertaking electives in 2018 to be the first recipients. Winners will be announced in February 2018.
In line with the 400th theme, the awards will be worth £400 each. In this first year 25 awards will be made.
Applicants must be:
Undertaking their electives in a country where there is/was a native rhino population.
Within the three final years of their medical student training.
All applications will be considered by the 400 Committee of the Society of Apothecaries in January or February 2018. Grants will be awarded to those submitting the best applications. Successful applicants will be informed in late February and grants distributed at the beginning of March.
All successful applicants will be required to complete a 1,000 report about their elective, including photographs where appropriate. This report should be submitted to the Society within three months of the elective finishing. The author of the best report will receive a Prize Medal, to be awarded at a Society event.
1st October: Applications open
31st December: Applications close
February: Successful candidates notified
1st March: Prize given
3 months after elective: Submission of report
January following year: Report prize given
Twenty new education scholarships have been made available available for students in any year studying medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine and psychology at a UK university. Applications are not assessed on academic ability, but an enthusiasm to learn and develop transferrable skills, ultimately helping them to become better healthcare professionals in future.
The awards range between £500-1000 depending on which scholarship project a student applies for. It also provides students with a highly valuable opportunity to be mentored by a healthcare professional, while working on an educational project for a year. Projects range from a free elective, research or book publication.
The deadline for education scholarships is the 4th November. Application forms can be accessed at this webpage: https://medicmentor.co.uk/scholarships-2/
Dhakshana Sivayoganathan (email@example.com)
A preparatory course for the national FP Situational Judgement Test is taking place this coming November and December. This is an accessible (online webinar) and affordable (£17.99) course.
The speaker, Mr Ahmad Moinie BMCh(Oxon) MA(Cantab) MRCS(ENT), was in the first cohort of finalists to be ranked in the FPAS applications using the Situational Judgement Test in 2013, achieving a score of 47.5. Delivering this course annually, he explains techniques and tips he developed himself in preparation for the exam and has refined in the years since. 100% of last year’s attendees who left feedback said they would recommend the webinar to a friend or colleague.
There will be two sessions, 14th November 2017 at 7pm-9pm and 12th December 2017 at 7pm-9pm, to accommodate both exam sittings.
To find out more, and reserve a place, interested participants can visit the event website at:
The link to the Facebook event page is:
We are starting a new society at Barts called “TIME Society” - Technology, Innovation, Management and Entrepreneurship in Medicine Society.
Many already in the committee have demonstrable interest and experience in these up and coming areas of Medicine and many have completed their intercalated degrees in fields relating to them. We look forward to putting on events, whereby notable speakers from industry will come in to give talks related to these topics.
We are proposing an incredible opportunity to those of you who are interested in applying for and joining. If you are interested and passionate about putting on exciting events, enhancing your CV and making connections with key opinion leaders in industry, please let us know.
Applications are now open for committee places for the society this year. Positions available are:
- IT/ Advertising Officer
- 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-year reps
Send a paragraph (around 150-250 words) with your motivations as to why you would like to join to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Meet & Greet & Introduction to Mentoring
Where: Senior Common Room, Garrod Building
Date: Thursday 12th October
An introduction to a career in psychiatry. Have your questions answered by Psychiatrists and find a mentor through our Mentoring scheme. Event is open to all!
Please come down and meet with like-minded students and take part in Psych Soc’s first event of the year. You will have the opportunity to meet with psychiatric trainees from a wide range of different specialties and find out more about a career in psychiatry through Q&A sessions.
We will also introduce the mentoring scheme, where you can be paired up with junior doctors and take part in activities such as shadowing days in psychiatry and socials with other mentors and mentees. And of course there will be some snacks and refreshments available! If you want to find out more, come down on Thursday and come say hello!
Looking for great pay, free career advice, better skills… oh, and free chocolate?
The Development and Alumni Directorate is recruiting 40 student callers from all subject areas to help raise money for the University’s Annual Fund, which goes into funding student support, community and employability projects to benefit today’s students.
Flexible hours, good pay and the chance to talk with former students who have gone on to do great things with their careers are on offer.
Pay is £11.21 per hour and you will be gaining valuable skills, raising money for fellow students and having fun. You will be needed on weekday evenings and weekends during November, undertaking 3 or 4 shifts per week. Full, paid training will be provided on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October. You will be talking to former students, from your subject area, who will be expecting your call.
For details and to apply visit http://www.qmul.ac.uk/alumni/supportingqm/telephone-campaign/apply
DEADLINE 10th OCTOBER.
The Campus Community Fund is currently open for applications.
Money for the Campus Community Fund comes from profit generated by spending in the Learning Café. The fund is there to support:
It can be applied to by individual students and by clubs and societies.
The deadline for applications is Friday 20 October.
Further information can be found at: https://www.qmsu.org/ccf
You are all invited the Volunteer Fair on Wednesday 11th October.
Drop in throughout the afternoon and explore a range of volunteering opportunities with different charities in the local community, including one-off volunteering, ongoing and short-term placements.
QMSU Volunteering and Community Sport will also have a stall for you to speak to staff about opportunities available.
Any questions? Email email@example.com. To keep up to date with event, join the Facebook event page here.
The 7th Annual Health in Humanitarian Settings Research Symposium will be taking place in Liverpool.
This is a brilliant opportunity for medical and global health students to present work (finished or in process). The deadline for abstract submission is 15th October.
Please contact Katia Florman for more information.
The Evolution of humanitarianism: Adapting to a changing world.
7th annual Health in Humanitarian Settings research symposium
22nd November 2017
The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK L3 5QA
We invite abstracts from any field of research to the above symposium, a one-day annual event aimed towards networking, research and keynote talks pertaining to the humanitarian sector.
We accept abstracts for poster presentations (with short presentations to a panel of judges) and oral presentations for the four panel themes below. Oral presentations will be ten minutes in length and prizes will be given for
The panels are:
1. The changing health needs of vulnerable populations.
This panel aims to evaluate the humanitarian sector's response to the changing needs of at-risk populations, and explore how we need to adapt to a rapidly changing economic, ecological and natural climate.
2. Human rights and policy- The political divide in humanitarian action. Recent events in the UK have put our very definition of human rights at risk. This panel seeks to address the working relationship between aid and policy, law, human rights, and the politics driving (or obstructing) aid delivery- from international to organisational.
3. Mind the gap!
Humanitarian assistance shares a complex relationship with the development process, and as our working climate changes, so does the risk of discontinuity. Here we focus on the growing divide between humanitarian and development aid and welcome any research into its causes, trends and populations at risk of being forgotten.
4. Logistics: innovations in the field.
With changing needs comes changing techniques and technologies at our disposal. Here we explore research into innovations not only on the knife edge of delivery, but in systems, processes and our very understanding of how aid work can be better delivered.
We invite abstracts no more than 250 words long from any original research, including academic, field-based, military or undergraduate. Please structure your abstract clearly under background, aim, methods, results and conclusion.
Please email abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Sunday 15th October.
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