Open Eid Celebration
Where: The Shield Café, Dawson Hall
When: 17:15-19:00, Wednesday 20th June
Barts MMD are excited to host the first ever Open Eid Celebration at Charterhouse Square! Working with the Muslims based at Charterhouse Square and the Students’ Association to offer this event, it is hoped to be the first of many to come!
The event will be held at The Shield, Dawson Hall on Wednesday 20th of June, starting at 17:15 with a Qur’an recitation and short talk by a guest speaker and, of course, some tasty food. Importantly, it is all FREE!
RSVP by 17:00, Tuesday 19th June: http://bit.do/CHSQOEC
National Research Collaborative Meeting 2018
Where: Chetham’s School of Music and Library, Manchester
When: Friday 7th December
The National Research Collaborative Meeting is a fantastic FREE opportunity to network, discover and engage in current and future collaborative projects, potentially showcasing your own work and ideas.
Registration has just opened so you are welcome to join to celebrate ten years of collaborative research. The link for registration is: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/national-research-collaborative-meeting-2018-tickets-44810903619
The abstract submission system is now open, with three categories, written abstracts for oral presentation, visual abstracts with Twitter analytics (culminating in a Top of the Tweet session at NRCM2018), and a student abstract category. The link to abstract submission is: https://goo.gl/forms/Ac1FsFrbgJ2qZnYf1. Deadline for submission is the 16th of July.
Lastly, there will also be a One Stop Research Clinic, where a panel of experts will be available to provide feedback and assistance with further development of new research. Sessions will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Proposals can be submitted at: https://goo.gl/forms/TNI8PcakAEMkbXff1
Chair of the Northwest Breast Research Collaborative
On behalf of the Organising Committee of NRCM2018
Stewards are needed to help at this year’s Rites of Passage Ceremony at St Paul's Cathedral, on Monday the 16th of July.
If you are interested, please be sure to complete the Google Form below. It is always a memorable event to be involved in, and all stewards are given an Amazon voucher as thanks. First come, first served!
The BL Arts and Photography Society, with the support of the Barts and The London Students’ Association, are running an Elective Photo Competition for final-year medical students, all for a chance to win a £25 Amazon voucher!
Relive your elective snapshots, the beautiful scenery, the unforgettable team-bonding, and whether they were taken on a phone, a professional camera or anything in between. Winners will take home a £25 Amazon voucher and have their photo on display in the BLSA Building. Runners-up will also have their photos displayed in the BLSA Building and posted online. All entries will be printed for the Graduation Dinner.
Send us your best shots (maximum of 3) via the link at http://bit.ly/ElectiveComp, with your name in the file name. The deadline is 22nd June 2018, at the end of Preparation for Practice Week.
Any questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please find resources from a two-hour Embryology crash-course here. Slides are available, and are accompanied by a questionnaire about students’ views on embryology teaching.
Where: St Bartholomew’s Hospital
When: Tuesday 10th July & Thursday 6th September
Volunteers are required for an Echocardiography course. You will take part in live demonstrations to teach cardiologists how to ultrasound the heart.
You will get a free scan of the heart, but also the opportunity to take part in contributing to a course that is affiliated with the deanery. You will receive a certificate and headed letter for your contributions to take away for your CV.
This will look particularly good if you have an interest in Cardiology, Radiology, Intensive care or other medical specialties. Lunch will be provided.
Please contact Dr Nina Karia (Specialist Registrar in Cardiology) Nina.email@example.com for further details.
Uniting for Peace UN Symposium: “Moving Towards a New United Nations”
Where: Hilton London Euston, Upper Woburn Place, London, WC1H 0HT
When: 18:30-21:30, Monday 29th October
People often refer to United Nations (UN) as a talking shop, irrelevant organisation or a toothless tiger needing revitalisation and urgent reforms. The charter of the United Nations envisages a future in which its main purpose is to 'Save succeeding generations from the scourge of war.' Admittedly, no world war has been fought since 1945 but there have been continuous warfare and interventions in many regions of the world, killing hundreds of millions including civilians and UN has been incapable in bringing peace in those regions as in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen. The UN Secretary General, António Guterres speaking about the escalation of war in Syria said, 'the Cold War has come back with a vengeance.'
Populism, nationalism, racism and xenophobia along with the rampant terrorism is on the increase in US, Europe and other parts of the world. This dangerous phenomenon is not only undermining the legitimacy of UN but also liberal and international values.
Created after the 2nd World War in 1945, UN not only needs to contain big power rivalries, tackle gross human right violations and escalating inequality but also undertake urgent reforms to be representative, effective, accountable, transparent and democratic body. What will be those major reforms and how will they be implemented?
Distinguished speakers from across the board with the special knowledge of how United Nations work will explore, analyse and put forward proposals how UN can become a relevant organisation fit enough to tackle the huge threats and challenges of 21st Century.
Chair - Rita Payne, President Emeritus, Commonwealth Journalists Association
Fabian Hamilton MP, Shadow Minister for Peace and Disarmament
Bianca Jagger, Founder, Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation (invited)
Natalie Samarasinghe, Executive Director, UNA-UK
Jeremy Gilley, Founder, Peace One Day
Akbar Khan, Secretary General, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
Julia Häusermann MBE, Founder, Rights and Humanity
Vijay Mehta, Author and Chair, Uniting for Peace
Register by contacting Vijay Mehta (email firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or call 0207 791 1717).
This is a free, public event, although donations are welcome (please send cheques payable to Uniting for Peace, and post it to 14 Cavell Street, London E1 2HP)
Author and Chair
Uniting for Peace
14 Cavell Street
London E1 2HP
Mobile: +44(0)7776 231 018
The Events and Ceremonies Teams are once again looking for volunteers to assist in making the School’s graduation ceremony a success this July. The graduation ceremonies for Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry are due to take place on Monday the 16th of July at 11:00 and 14:30, and on Thursday the 16th of July at 17:30.
This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of such a wonderful day for our finalists’ students. If you are willing to support the ceremony for a couple of hours (e.g. stage marshal, runner, information point volunteer), please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your availability, and your details will be relayed to the university Events and Ceremonies Team.
The Admissions Office are once again looking to recruit Admissions Hotline Telephone Operators to help with undergraduate recruitment during the clearing period in August. Around 3000+ new students are recruited in this way through clearing and the Clearing Hotline is the first point of contact for many applicants.
The standard rate of pay is £10.20 per hour, and the key dates are immediately after the publication of A-Level results day on Thursday the 16th of August 2018 (with two compulsory paid training sessions the week before). Please send your CV to email@example.com by Friday 15th June 2018.
Elections for next year’s Course Reps (2018/19) are now open. There are five positions available for each of years 2, 3, 4, and 5. You should therefore nominate yourself and vote based upon your next year of study.
How to Become a Course Rep?
• Nominate yourself online by completing this nomination form and sending it by e-mail to: Igor Gavran (firstname.lastname@example.org).
• Encourage your course mates to vote for you via the online voting system
Nominations Close: 16:00, Friday 8th June
Voting Starts: 10:00, Monday 11th June
Voting Ends: 16:00, Friday 15th June
Results Announced: Monday 18th June
More information is available here: https://www.qmsu.org/reps/coursereps/elections/.
Every year, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, almost uniquely among medical schools, considers requests for Special Circumstances Affecting Placements (SCAP).
One of the criteria (criterion 4) is that the student is President or Captain of one of our student groups at Barts and The London Students' Association.
While you are not guaranteed an alternative placement, if you would like to be considered, you require a supporting letter from the BLSA President. Please complete the Google form found here as fully as possible in order to request one.
The deadline to apply for SCAP criterion 4 through this link is Friday the 8th of June 2018, after which your application will be ranked according to all other SCAP applications received.
The Annual Fund (as raised from Barts and The London alumni) for student experience is now open and accepting submissions until 09:00 on the 11th of June 2018. All SMD students may apply for projects to benefit the Barts and The London student experience.
Griffin Community Trust 30th Anniversary Celebrations
Where: Mile End Ecology Pavilion
When: Saturday 15th September
Griffin Community Trust are celebrating their 30th anniversary, and are looking for six students to work for the evening to help set up tables and chairs, as well as to accompany various elderly people to the venue.
Students will be paid £10 an hour and will be provided with dinner. The shift will last approximately 6 hours.
If interested please contact: email@example.com for more details!
National Healthcare Education Conference 2018
Where: Darwin Lecture Theatre, UCL, Gower Street
When: 09:00-17:00, Wednesday 13th June
UCL Medical School’s Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME), in conjunction with Trainees in Medical Education (TiME) are hosting a national conference aimed at anyone with an interest in undergraduate and postgraduate education, with a series of eminent speakers representing medical professionals, primary care workers, allied healthcare professionals, etc, and a host of workshops to choose from.
Tickets are £50.00, with ten free undergraduate student places available on a first come, first served basis.
Dr Laila Abdullah MRCP MRCGP
Clinical Teaching Fellow
GMC Development Unit
Research Department of Medical Education
UCL Medical School
Royal Free Hospital
Centre for Health Economics in London: Public Lecture on “Financing Universal Health Coverage”
Where: John Snow Lecture Theatre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
When: 17:15-18:15, Thursday 24th May
Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, a world-renowned economist and special advisor to the UN Secretary-General, will be leading a discussion on the fiscal challenge posed by Universal Health Coverage for rich and poor countries alike. However, achieving this target worldwide was set as Sustainable Development Goal 3.8, falling under the larger umbrella of SDG 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
Solutions will be needed both to limit the costs of healthcare delivery and to ensure equitable financing. In a one-off lecture at LSHTM, Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs will discuss both the cost and financing dimensions of achieving universal health coverage at all levels of national income, followed by an opportunity for audience questions.
Professor Sachs is a world renowned economist and author of The End of Poverty (2005) and Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair & Sustainable (2017). He is the Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, and special advisor to the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, on the Sustainable Development Goals.
The lecture is free and open to all, but online registration is required: bit.ly/CHILLecture.
The Pain Relief Foundation is a Charity based in Liverpool on the site of University Hospital Aintree which runs an annual Essay Competition for Medical Students in the UK. The Essay Competition has been running for a good number of years.
The winner receives £500, £75 for 2nd Prize and £50 for 3rd Prize. The winning student is asked to present the entry at one of the Pain Relief Foundation meetings towards the end of the year.
Pain Relief Foundation
Clinical Sciences Centre
University Hospital Aintree
0151 529 5822
The Healthcare Leadership Academy is delighted to announce that the annual application period for its landmark scholars programme is now open. In this, the third year of running the course, the HLA is proud to announce it is offering even more places to outstanding applicants across the medical, nursing and allied professions.
This year, the course is formally sponsored and supported by the Medical Defence Union. It is an Institute of Leadership and Management approved course, permitting those who complete it eligibility to apply to become ILM fellows.
There will be two cohorts of scholars starting in July 2018; one cohort will have sessions based in London and one will have sessions based in Newcastle.
The programme runs for twelve months, with nine mandatory contact days. Scholars will also have opportunities to be introduced to key leaders and individuals that will help challenge their thinking and support them in the development of their projects.
To secure your place, apply before 5pm on Friday 18th May 2018.
Find out more here: https://thehealthcareleadership.academy/join-the-programme/
The Healthcare Leadership Academy
Heritage Society: Annual General Meeting
Where: Recovery Room, BLSA Building
When: 18:00-19:30, Tuesday 29th May
Dearly beloved Barts and The Londoners,
The Heritage Society of St Bartholomew's and The Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry cordially invites you to our upcoming Annual General Meeting. Having formed into existence earlier in 2018, the Heritage Society wishes to expand and elect a larger committee for the 2018/19 year.
The aims of the Heritage Society are the celebration and preservation of the culture and history of one of the world's oldest medical schools, our prestigious and beloved School, through awareness and familiarization initiatives, promoting both student and alumni engagement.
In the coming year, there is a wish to have committee members who are able to bring fresh ideas and help organize a diverse range of events, from talks and tours, to pub quizzes and campaigns, all part of enriching the BL student life.
If interested, like the Facebook page and look out for further details of the Annual General Meeting.
The Heritage Society
P.S. Please pay subs at: https://www.qmsu.org/groups/16863/
Practice Medicine in the USA
Where: Perrin Lecture Theatre
When: 13:00-16:00, Saturday 19th May
This is a lecture on the process required to gain a training number (residency) in the USA for UK medical students and doctors. It will be delivered by a recent BL graduate who has just matched into a competitive surgical sub-specialty in the USA, along with students who have just sat their USMLE exams.
The lecture will last around three hours, with a short break in the middle. There will be a thorough Q&A session at the end of the lecture, where you can ask any questions. You can also come down after the Q&A session to individually ask any personal questions that you may have.
The lecture will go through:
Gaining a training position in the USA is a long and arduous process. Only a handful of British grads are successful in gaining categorical training jobs (matching) in the US each year. All three of the founders of the USMLE Society have matched into competitive residencies in the USA at prestigious institutions. One of them will be coming back to give this lecture.
It is quite rare to meet UK medical grads who have obtained residencies in competitive specialities in the USA. Therefore, this lecture is a must-see for those thinking about entering this process. This is definitely a resource we would have loved to have had when we were in your shoes.
Lecture is open to all Barts and The London students, UK medical students and UK doctors. Admissions to the lecture requires a ticket that costs only £3.
Cardiology Society: Annual General Meeting
Where: TBC, Garrod Building
When: 18:00-19:00, Thursday 17th May
Come along to the Cardiology Society AGM to discuss the year in progress and look to the new academic year!
Elections will be held online via the QMSU website. Stay tuned for further details via the Facebook page.
Study Well is a cross-campus initiative, which is launching at BL to help support you through revision. And there are loads of stuff to help you get through this exam period!
Revision Wallplanners: Need to plan out your life for the next few weeks? Then grab a revision wallplanner. It has a list of all end-of-year exams for every MBBS year group, to help you revise as well as you can! They are dotted around campus, and available at BLSA Reception.
Free Fruit: For the next few weeks, there will be a regularly replenished supply of free fruit at Reception to help fuel your revision!
Free Water Bottles: Water is the best (and healthiest) revision drink! To help you drink more water, there is a giveaway of free water bottles at BLSA Reception (while stocks last!).
Pencils and Notebooks: If you run out of resources, head down to BLSA Reception to restock (limited stock).
Crafternoons: There are 2 Crafternoons planned to help unwind, with the chance to make your own Tote Bags on the 21st of May, 2-3pm, in The Griff Inn, and the chance to make your own stress balls on the 28th of May, 2-3pm, in the Games Room. Both make the perfect revision break!
For more details, please visit: www.bartslondon.com/studywell
Are you ready to help next year's Freshers move into Floyer and Dawson?
Help Squad are a group of student volunteers, who provide information and assistance to first-year students during Freshers Fortnight.
They help new students move into halls, explain details about the School, and BLSA services and activities, and most importantly, make every new student feel welcome at Barts and The London!
Applications close on the 15th of June, and you are expected to attend a compulsory training evening, as well as help out during Move-In Weekend and at one other point during Freshers Fortnight.
For more details on how to sign up and all the added benefits, please visit: www.bartlondon.com/helpsquad
Wanted: Medical Students for Digital Health Tech Role
“There is an enormous appetite amongst the medical students to engage in developing solutions that will benefit patients in the future”.
Are you creative, tech savvy and interested in getting experience in a health tech startup? We are after keen and hard working medical students to get involved with a new health technology project. If you are able to work flexibly and would enjoy exposure to the future of health tech and the entrepreneurial space, then get in contact.
As a member of the Medical Knowledge Team at Medloop, your medical expertise will contribute to the continuous development of Medloop’s app content.
• To help create educational medical content to inform patients about various medical conditions
• To assist with the creation of decision making rules for electronic databases
•To build preventative measures and challenges to ensure engaging content for patients
You will work independently on a specific project but in close contact with the Chief Medical Officer of the team.
Applications for the Institute of Medical Ethics Student Council are now open!
Interested in medical ethics? Want to be part of a national student committee? Passionate about representing your medical school?
Make sure you apply to be part of the IME Student Council! If you are interested in applying, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, year of study, a short statement of no more than 300 words indicating your reason for applying, and a letter of probity from your medical school.
Applications close on the 3rd of June 2018. The new Council will be announced in July, before the first meeting on the 8th of September 2018.
See below for full details.
Re-imagining GP Placements
Volunteers are invited to take part in workshops to help think about the purposes and practices of GP placements. As you know, GP placements are a vital component of your programme, viewed as a very valuable resource for learning and development. To ensure the very best use is made of them, this research involves students, academic and professional services staff and GP tutors.
There are three possible workshop sessions, scheduled on Wednesday 23rd of May (at 12:00, or at 16:00) or on Thursday 24th of May (at 16:00). Room information will be updated shortly. Lunch or afternoon tea will be provided.
Please fill in this Doodle Poll here: https://doodle.com/poll/enfkv8qrh3x4wy7k by no later than Friday 18th of May to indicate interest in taking part.
Full information for participants is attached.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like further information.
IHSE Head of Research
Reader in Medical Education Research and Development
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