This year, we are celebrating our community and history by holding our first ever Barts and The London Day! There are numerous events and ways to be involved, but the easiest is by filming a shot video answering the question: “What does BL mean to me?”
Format: The videos should begin with something like “Barts and The London means to me…”, or “To me, BL means…” The clips only need to be a few seconds long, and you can send in as many as you wish.
Prizes: All submissions will be entered into a prize draw to win a £25 Amazon voucher, and free BLSA stash! The videos will be compiled together, with clips from other students, staff and alumni.
Submission: Please submit by Saturay 17th March at the latest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
BL to me is about striving for both academic achievement and extra-curricular excellence
BL to me is about getting stuck into our community!
Barts and The London is about combining our history with cutting edge research
BL is about being a diverse, accepting community!
Whatever you submit, be enthusiastic! Kudos for a good backdrop and good reason.
Enigma - 2018 RAG Show
Where: Oval Space, Bethnal Green
When: 18:30-00:00, Tuesday 20th March
Welcome to the 2018 RAG Dance and Fashion Show: ENIGMA!! BL Dance will be performing some specially choreographed moves, along with their winning competition dances.
This year, RAG will be supporting Barts Guild, Rape Crisis UK and Street Doctors.
Tickets (£10) may be purchased here: https://www.qmsu.org/events/13157/11054/
Kindly sponsored by MDU.
Research study: Exploring the perspectives of medical students on their role models
Volunteers are invited to be part of this research project. This study will explore the perceptions of current medical students on their role models. It will answer the following questions:
How do medical students understand the term ‘role model’?
What defines a good role model to medical students?
In what ways to medical students learn from their role models?
What are the perceptions of medical students on the contemporary 21st century doctor?
Students eligible to take part in this project include undergraduates in either pre-clinical years (1-2) or clinical years (3-5). Unfortunately, students currently intercalating are not able to take part.
This study will involve you participating in a focus group with approximately 5-8 students of the same group to you (pre-clinical or clinical). This will be similar to a group discussion, where the facilitator will pose different questions to the group for students to explore. There will also be a simple drawing exercise before the focus group.
The sessions will run on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd March in the Garrod building, Whitechapel. Timings will be confirmed subject to availability. They aim to last approximately an hour, maximum an hour and ten minutes. Refreshments will be provided, and all students will be entered into a prize raffle to win an Amazon gift voucher.
If you are interested in taking part or for any further information, please contact the lead researcher at email@example.com.
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and British Undergraduate Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BUSOG) are conducting a study together, regarding medical school placements.
Sent to all UK medical students, it is a National Education Survey, asking students of their experience on their O&G placements and whether one would consider O&G as a career. It is especially relevant to those in fourth year and above.
The survey will only take a few minutes to complete; please complete it and encourage your peers to do the same.
National Undergraduate Clinical Anatomy Competition
Where: West Midlands Surgical Training Centre, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire
When: Saturday 28th April
This contest is aimed at clinical-years medical students, although pre-clinical students are welcome to attend.
This is an opportunity for anatomy enthusiasts from all over the country to meet and demonstrate their interest and knowledge. Students will answer a MCQ paper and take part in a spotter exam, with the benefit of Gunther Von Hagen's world-renowned plastinated specimens. All delegates will receive a certificate of attendance and will be competing for a number of top prizes.
The ticket price of £40 includes lunch and refreshments, and free transport from Coventry train station.
For more information, email enquiries or to secure your place, please visit: www.nucac.co.uk.
Further information can also be found on:
Facebook: The National Undergraduate Clinical Anatomy Competition (@clinicalanatomycomp)
Register by 6th April for your chance to enter and compete in this nationally recognized anatomy competition!
Committee member - National Undergraduate Clinical Anatomy Competition
The British Association of Urological Surgeons is running two national competitions for medical students:
Prize: £750, prize certificates and guest registration at BAUS Annual Conference
Opening Dates: 14th February to 9th April 2018
Video Competition (“Best Video Blog, Podcast, or Media Product”)
Prize: £250, prize certificate and published on BAUS website
Opening Dates: 26th February to 14th May 2018
Submit your entry to Charlotte Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org).
British Association of Urological Surgeons
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
Tel: 020 7869 6950
Fax: 020 7404 5048
The BAUS website includes a section dedicated to information for patients: www.baus.org.uk/patients
Can Any One Hear Me?
Where: Imperial College London
When: 19:00, Thursday 26th April
This is a one-day summit raising awareness of the challenges and the symptoms of depression faced by young people with mental health issues, truly giving young adults a voice!
Hosting a programme of speakers passionate about making a difference, there is a full programme of presentations, including Young Champions from MIND-Time To Change, film, yoga, theatre and Question Time from NHS to Local Gov educators and frontline experts, followed by networking and drinks.
A quiet space hosted by the Samaritans and their amazing listening volunteers, will be available for those in need of a few moments to discuss the issues raised.
Supported by the key charities and associations in the space. In association with The Lucy Rayner Foundation: www.thelucyraynerfoundation.com
Please note that lunch will be provided and refreshments will be available throughout the course of the day.
Should you require a booking form and/or invoice please follow the Book Tickets and Registration links. Space is limited, please book your place today.
6th Annual London GP Trainee Conference: Our Health
Where: St Bartholomew’s Hospital
When: 08:30-17:00, Tuesday 17th July
This conference is run by GP trainees for future GPs, regardless of stage of training. The conference will allow you to network with GP Trainees and see the opportunities that General Practice presents first-hand. The theme will incorporate workshops and presentations on a wide range of topics, covering ‘our health’ as individual doctors, as patients, as a community, as a city, as a nation, and globally.
Keynote speakers include Dr Mobasher Butt from GP At Hand; Dr Sarah Jarvis, clinical director of Patient UK; Dr Zoe Williams, RCGP Champion for Physical Activity and Lifestyle; Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, the Chair of the RCGP.
Workshops include the Sports & Exercise Medicine, Finance for Medics, Yoga at your Desk, Finance for Medics, Practical GP Survival, Medical Journalism, Portfolio GP, being the GP after Grenfell, and many, many more...
Chair of the London GP Trainee Conference Committee 2018
ST3, Royal Free VTS
Conference committee: Dr Dipesh Gopal (chair), Dr Hatim Abdulhussein, Dr Aya Ayoub, Dr Gautam Bagga, Dr Laleesh Chandramoorthy, Dr Sujeen Chandramoorthy, Dr Preya Kumar, Dr Jessie-Joy Olivier, Dr Linda Onyeocha
PCP Symposium: Weird and Wonderful
Where: St Bartholomew’s Hospital
When: 08:30-17:00, Saturday 14th April
The Pre-Hospital Care Programme is holding its annual symposium, consisting of talks from doctors in the field, and workshops providing a chance to experience the exciting, challenging, and weird and wonderful world of pre-hospital medicine, so rarely covered in an educational setting.
General Admission is £25 and may be purchased here: http://buytickets.at/prehospitalcareprogramme1/147796
Ticket price includes entire conference package, food, evening reception (with drinks) and a certificate for your portfolio.
Medics List: Best Stethoscope Guide
Medics List is a new website created by Barts and The London alumni, reviewing stethoscopes and other medical accessories.
Medical students are needed now to write and contribute to the website's clinical blog. If you are interested in writing something or having your articles published on the Medics List website, email Anjani at email@example.com!
Visit Best Stethoscope Guide for reviews and resources on choosing stethoscopes and more!
Choose the RIGHT hospital rotations with Messly
Messly is the Online Doctors’ Mess - an innovative online platform, helping medical students and doctors make evidence-based career choices, especially with their Foundation Programme and Specialty Training.
The Training Navigator tool provides up-to-date, easy-to-understand ratings on every Foundation Programme rotation, at each hospital, based on data from the GMC National Training Survey 2017 and detailed reviews from 7000+ junior doctors and medical students. It is the ‘TripAdvisor’ for NHS Jobs.
If you are a finalist who has just been allocated their Foundation School - head over to http://www.messly.co.uk to make the smartest choices about your hospital rotations.
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Dr Abrar Gundroo
Trainee Anaesthetist in NW London
Messly | The Online Doctors' Mess
Number of old books for sale, from a now-qualified doctor.
All books below are in excellent (‘as new’) condition. Excellent for finals revision use.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested. Collect from Whitechapel Library.
Student vs Staff Quiz Night
Where: The Griff Inn, BLSA Building
When: 17:00-22:00, Tuesday 13th March
Join us for a fun quiz night. They may be experts in the classroom but this is your chance to challenge the staff on their general knowledge. So team up with your smartest mates, or those who are the best laugh, and head down to The Griff. All student and staff welcome! Prizes to winners so good luck!
1st Place: £100 Bar Tab
2nd Place: £50 Bar Tab
3rd Place: £25 Bar Tab
Tickets (£1) may be purchased on the door.
Where: Old Library, Garrod Building
When: 19:00, Thursday 19th March
Come to the biggest arts and performances event of the year at Barts!
At Barts Arts, you will see the best of music, dance, comedy, arts and photography. And if this is not good enough, you also get a free drink with your ticket!
Performances include those from: QMBL Orchestra, Chorda Equina (a capella), BL House Band, QMBL Choir, BL Dance, and Zebraphilies (comedy). You will see photography work created by our very own students. And we will display submissions to the BL Art Competition titled "Celebrating Barts"; winners to the competition will be announced that evening.
Tickets (£5) may be purchased here: https://www.qmsu.org/events/6215/11084/ or are £6 on the door.
Teeth, scrolls and Eric: Inside the world of 3D X-ray microtomography
Where: The People’s Palace
When: 18:30-19:30, Tuesday 27th March
You are invited by to the inaugural lecture of Professor Graham Davis, Reader in 3D X-Ray Imaging at the Institute of Bioengineering.
Register now to receive a ticket. An open drinks reception will follow the lecture.
Barts and The London Day
Where: Whitechapel Campus, and other locations
When: 13:30, Wednesday 21st March
Barts and The London Day is an exciting celebration of our incredibly rich history, and our very special community. There are many ways for everyone to get involved, including students, staff and alumni. All the details can be found here: https://www.qmsu.org/ents/event/11077/
How can you be involved?
Come down on the day to listen to talks from distinguished alumni and learn more about the BL heritage and culture. Almost everything is a free drop-in, although some things may reach capacity on the day, so please do book ahead.
Also, to promote BL Day, we are asking everyone to film a very short 'selfie’ clip, answering the question “what does BL mean to me?”. No film crew necessary, but bonus points for a good answer and location.
Our new cohort in Malta has just set up. In order to help build the community, we are introducing a house system, which will be named after BL alumni. The final vote will be in Malta but you have the chance to recommend who should be considered!
Barts and The London Day is all about bringing together our staff, students, from across all institutes at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. And the best way is always a little friendly competition. We will be hosting a general knowledge quiz in the Shield, Charterhouse Square, from 17:15-18:45. Can you represent your Institute (IHSE for medics, Dental for dentists, WHRI for Pharmacology, Blizard for Global Health, etc)??
Please suggest names of notable alumni, submit your short clips of what BL means to you, and register your interest in the quiz here: https://goo.gl/forms/BtD3XKI1DLEgk2663. One lucky entrant will win a £25 Amazon voucher.
The deadline for all of this is Friday the 9th of March.
Vote for who represents YOU in the SU
Where: Online, via the QMSU App, or at the Polling Booths
When: 10:00, Tuesday 5th March-16:00, Thursday 8th March
Vote by logging in (with your university details) at www.qmsu.org, and clicking Vote Now to see the candidates, and cast your vote on each of the thirty positions for which you can vote.
Visit a polling booth which will be located in the Students Union Hub, Ground Cafe & Mile End Library. Please make sure you bring along your student ID.
Download the official QMSU app, and click on 'Vote Now'.
The voting system works by Single Transferable Vote, so rank all candidates in order of preference, and use the Re-Open Nominations for when no candidate is preferred.
Voters are asked to select the candidates in order of preference. That means clicking the candidate they most wish to be elected first, then clicking their second most preferred candidate and so on until there are no candidates left.
All elections will include RON or the Re-open Nominations option, which will allow voters to choose none of the candidates and for the election process to restart.
To win candidates must poll above 50% of the votes, either by totalling more than half of the first preferences or by redistribution of votes.
Influence the Union
This is your opportunity to have a direct say over the Union and its activities. The students elected will ultimately decide which campaigns the Union will run to improve your student experience, how to develop and run your sports clubs and societies, and oversee the Union's bars and shops.
Choose who speaks for you
The students elected in this election will be your voice on matters that affect you; from feedback on marked work to the number of books in the library. It's essential you choose who they are so they best reflect your views and opinions.
Together we're stronger
The more students vote the more likely the Union and your representatives are likely to be listened to and win the changes you want to see.
If you're in your final year
Next year's first-year students will not have the privilege to choose their representatives. As a final year, you are the best judge of the election candidates and their policies and the things that need to be changed, so vote on their behalf!
If you are a healthy volunteer, you could join a study “Investigating the effect of non-invasive nerve stimulation on reducing acid-induced gullet pain in healthy volunteers”. Travel expenses (and reasonable remuneration) will be offered.
This is a simple research study which will involve two short visits to the Wingate Institute of Neurogastroenterology in Whitechapel (across the street from the Perrin Lecture Theatre). This will involve passing a small catheter through the nose into the gullet to test pain threshold, and other interventions.
Please contact Dr Ahmed Albusoda (email@example.com) for further details.
Second NIHR UK Stroke Research Workshop 2018
Where: Clare College, Cambridge
When: Tuesday 11th & Wednesday 12th September
As part of the one and a half exciting days of some excellent speakers and exchange of ideas with experienced stroke specialists, there will be updates on the latest stroke research, including sessions on Stroke Imagine, Acute Ischaemic Stroke & Reperfusion Injury, New Technologies in Stroke Recovery, Heart & Brain, and Inflammation & Stroke, as well as sessions on Research Mentorship and Career Development.
Two fully-funded bursaries (registration fees, accommodation, dinner, as well as £100 towards travel) are available for medical students, from the Jane White Stroke Research Fund. Submissions must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org before 30th June 2018.
To apply, one may submit either:
1) A one page abstract of a research project in stroke you have carried out – you should be prepared to present this orally or as a poster.
2) An essay on the topic “How will stroke care have changed when I am a consultant?”. (Maximum 5,000 words excluding references).
Children’s Anorectal Physiology Service: 2nd International Study Day
Where: Perrin Lecture Theatre
When: 09:30-17:00, Friday 13th April
This a study day featuring talks from various members of the CAPS team (doctors, surgeons and nurses) at the Royal London Hospital. It will include lectures, a panel discussion and case studies throughout the day. Free places are available to students to attend if they email email@example.com for a registration form.
However, there is also a need for two to four students to assist on the day with various tasks. You will receive 6 CPD points for your time. If interested, please email CAPS@bartshealth.nhs.uk for more information.
Application to assist will close on Friday 9th March 2018.
For any further queries, please email CAPS@bartshealth.nhs.uk
1001 Cures: Celebrating Medicine and Healthcare From the East
Where: The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace
When: 17:00-20:30, Wednesday 14th March
As part of British Science Week 2018, 1001 Inventions is organizing an exciting evening programme at the Royal Society in central London, aimed at students, historians, science and medical professionals across London.
Tickets are FREE and can be booked via Eventbrite.
17:00 – 18.30: Panel Discussion
18:30 – 20:30: Book Launch & Networking Reception
Dress code: Smart Casual
National Undergraduate Pre-Hospital Care Conference
Where: University of East Anglia
When: Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th March
As part of the two day extravaganza of scenarios, speakers and demonstrations, Norwich PCP are offering some big prizes of up to £100 for posters relating to any aspect of emergency medicine!
Abstracts must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org before 28th February 2018, with a maximum word limit of 250 words. Posters must be no larger than A1.
Child Trafficking, Exploitation and Modern Slavery & Right to Care Workshops
Where: Milton Lecture Theatre, Garrod Building
When: 17:30-20:00, Thursday 22nd March
Paediatric Society are running a professional workshop of two halves on recognizing and protecting vulnerable children, specifically the victims of child trafficking, exploitation, and modern slavery. This is a professionally taught session from two organizations - ECPACT and MEDACT.
The schedule is as follows:
ECPAT UK has campaigned for over twenty years to protect children, campaigning for strong protections for trafficked children. They (Laura Duran, Head of Training) will define the concept of human trafficking, etc, and the situation of these in the UK.
Medact aim to encourage and enable the health community to be effective and progressive social change agents. They (Dr Ben Eder, FY1, St Thomas) will deliver a “Right to Care” training session aimed at professionals and students, covering the barriers to accessing care in the UK and entitlement to NHS primary and secondary care.
Thanks to a grant, the session is available to members at only £2, and tickets must be bought here in advance.
Refreshments provided. Certificates of attendance available for subs-paying members.
Subs (£2) may be purchased here: https://www.qmsu.org/groups/PaediatricSociety/
Barts and The London National Undergraduate Cardiology Conference
Where: Robin Brook Centre, St Bartholomew’s Hospital
When: 18:30, Saturday 17th March
***Early Bird Tickets running out soon!!!***
The world of cardiology is vast and you may be uncertain what a career in this esteemed specialty entails. This year, there are several respected figures in cardiology to speak about their fascinating areas of interest and even give valuable advice for the budding cardiologist in you!
Delegates will also have a chance (through workshops) to get their hands on cutting edge technology which visualises the heart in ways never seen before, and be introduced to (or refreshed in) ultrasonography of the heart.
Also not to be missed is a career workshop by Dr Amit Kaura, who will be providing practical advice on preparing applications for competitive, highly sought-after Academic Clinical Fellowships and ST3 Cardiology posts!!
Buy tickets at: https://www.qmsu.org/events/8913/11002/
A delicious lunch will be provided. Certificates will be emailed out shortly after the event.
This is not an event to be missed!
Boat Club 24 Hour Row-A-Thon for London Air Ambulance
Where: Peters Hill, EC4V
When: 18:30, Tuesday 13th March
BL Boat Club are hosting a 24 hour Row-a-thon to raise money for the London Air Ambulance. All donations are welcome and may be made via the online fundraising page: http://mydonate.bt.com/events/blbc-rowathon/458303
If you are based at Charterhouse Square or West Smithfield, you are encouraged to visit and lend your support!
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