Teddybear Hospital is a student led volunteering group aiming to educate and inspire young children in the Tower Hamlets area during fun school clinics where the children bring their teddybears.
It’s a great opportunity for students to gain experience communicating with young children from a very early stage in the course!
We are hosting our recruitment day on Wednesday 27th of September for anyone wishing to visit our school clinics to talk through how our sessions work as well as important safeguarding information and answering any questions.
The session is running 3-5pm in the Perrin Lecture Theatre, Whitechapel. There will be refreshments available for everyone attending. For more information you can visit our website at https://www.facebook.com/bl.teddybearhospital . We look forward to seeing you all there!
The Research and Project Officer for Article 25, the largest architectural charity in the world, is looking for medical students to participate in a series of workshops being held regarding energy efficiency in the home. Architecture 25 works from the premise that architectural and engineering design is fundamental in improving health, learning and crucial to fostering resilience for future devastating natural disasters. We can be found here: http://www.article-25.org/ .
Funding has been provided from the National Lottery Fund to run a series of workshops in Newham, London for vulnerable residents, focusing on the health effects of living in a cold home, practical solutions to keeping your home warm and potential grants and assistance available. Newham was selected as it has one of the highest rates of fuel poverty in London. A successful workshop was already held in June.
There is space for one student to lead the Health portion of this workshop.
It would involve a student preparing and presenting a 30 minute interactive presentation via slideshow to explain the health benefits of living in a warm home and the risks of living in a cold home, as well as a small quiz, for between 1 and 4 workshops in November.
There will also be an engineer to talk about cheap and sustainable solutions to retain heat in the home and a speaker to take the participants through what energy grants are available to those in need.
Postgraduate Studentships PhD Funding Fair 2017, London, Monday 4th December.
Free event focusing on the needs of potential PhD students:
Limited places are available and so students are advised to apply early to avoid disappointment:
Follow on Facebook: PhD Funding Fairs
Contact email@example.com if you have any questions or would like further information.
Become an Associate Member of the RCPsych for free
Think you might Choose Psychiatry as your specialty? Not sure where psychiatry can take you?
The RCPsych is offering free membership to students and foundation doctors that want to learn more about psychiatry as a career.
Membership gives you the opportunity to:
Network: you’ll be invited to events aimed at your career stage and receive discounted rates for the College’s International Congress
Learn: with free access to e-learning modules through Trainees Online (TrOn)
Stay up to date: through regular newsletters and updates from the College and free access to many of the College’s fantastic journals like BJ Psych.
Find out more: www.rcpsych.ac.uk/choosepsychiatry
Think you might #ChoosePsychiatry? The RCPsych is offering free membership so students and foundation doctors can network and learn more about the specialty. For more info visit https://tinyurl.com/yag6p8lp
Think you might #ChoosePsychiatry? Sign up for free @rcpsych membership to network, learn and stay up to date with the specialty https://tinyurl.com/yag6p8lp
Do you want to inspire others to learn?
If so, come along to the student led Medical Education student conference at Barts and the London on Wednesday 1st November 2017 from 13:00 to 19:00.
The conference is aimed to give an insight into the world of medical education.
Lunch and certificates of attendance provided.
What is the BL medical education student conference?
The afternoon conference is aimed to give all those involved and interested in medical education, especially students and junior doctors, the opportunity to understand how to establish themselves within medical education. The conference aims to inspire, engage and stimulate all.
The conference will contain talks by world famous keynote speakers, a variety of workshops, an opportunity for poster presentations and a debate to get everyone thinking.
Certificates of attendance are provided and invaluable for AFP and FP applications.
THEME: When students become teachers
This years theme will be ‘How students become teachers’
Recently the GMC made teaching a core requirement of all doctors, but how does one acquire and prove this skill?
The BL medical education conference looks at the hurdles that need to be faced and aims to highlight how educationalists have overcome this to become the world-class teachers they are!
Where and When is it?
Where: Garrod Building, Whitechapel, East London, E1 2AD
When: Wednesday 1st November 2017, 13:00-19:00
Lunch and certificates are provided
Sign me up!
Tickets are only £2 each and are available on the eventbrite link below.
Keep up to date on all the exciting news via our facebook page.
Looking forward to meeting you all at the event of the year!
If you have any questions please do email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Janani and Kelvin
Medical Education Student Conference Organisers 2017
Barts and The London Men's Hockey has their first taster session this Wednesday at Lee Valley, between 14:00-15:30. Meet and travel down to the session beforehand.
Check out the FB event for more details:
Make sure to keep the following Cardiology Society events in your diary!
CardioSoc Meet & Greet: Workout, Icebreaker & Curry
Date: 25th September
‘Introduction to Cardiology’ by Dr Andrew Deaner (Consultant Cardiologist)'
Where: Milton Lecture Theatre, Garrod Building
Date: 2nd October
Barts Friends of MSF Curry: Thursday 28th Sept 6.30pm and Recruiting for a pre-clinical Rep!
Welcome to all the Freshers and welcome back to everyone else! Come join us for a traditional Brick Lane curry at our first social of the year.
We are a student society that supports Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in their work to save lives worldwide. Find out more about the campaigns, fundraisers and events we have lined up and how you can get involved.
MEET AT GRIFF AT 6.30PM before we take that quick walk to Brick Lane.
We have a deal for starter, main, rice/naan for £12 and we encourage you to take advantage of the BYOB.
There will be good food, even better company – don’t miss out!
We are also recruiting for a pre-clinical rep (1st and 2nd yrs)- nothing too complicated, just send us an email to email@example.com if you are interested or even better, come along and say hi to us at the curry.
Look forward to seeing everyone!
Barts FoMSF love xx
Barts and The London Infectious Diseases Society invites you to:
40 YEARS IN INFECTIOUS DISEASE DIAGNOSTICS by Professor Sebastian Lucas
Prof Sebastian Lucas is a consultant histopathologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Emeritus Professor of Pathology at King’s College London School of Medicine, specialising in infectious and tropical diseases.
He made his name in the early 90s with his pioneering work on HIV and AIDS. His work in Africa and the UK has had a critical influence on the management of HIV and recognition of the powerful link between HIV and tuberculosis.
Join us for an evening in conversation about his fascinating experiences in a career that has spanned 40 years, and the exciting world of Infectious Diseases!
6pm Thursday 28th September 2017
Garrod Building, Room 1.21
Certificates for subs-paying members of BLIDS
Pay subs here: https://www.qmsu.org/groups/15331/
We look forward to seeing you there!
Want a chance to learn more about SAMDA and how you can help as a volunteer?
Come down to our induction day and help make the upcoming year as successful as possible!
The event is scheduled at 13:45-15:00 on Wednesday the 27th September, in the Clark Kennedy Lecture Theatre, Whitechapel Campus.
More event details may be found here:
Want to have your name published in a medical journal but don't know where to start? Join us for our first event of the year! We have an exciting line-up of student speakers who will talk about how they managed to get an opportunity to do research and how they carried out their research. We will also be explaining our BLPD research platform at the end of the talk.
More details will be posted on the event page: http://bit.ly/2xrsfQe
It will be in Milton LT on Monday, 25th September at 5.30pm.
You can pay subs at https://www.qmsu.org/groups/13207/
Subs at only £1 !!!
Refreshments and certificates will be provided .
We hope to see you there!
Be Part of BARS:
If you are passionate about research and want to get involved, this is your chance! We are looking for:
Pre-Clinical year reps (x2)
Academic officers (x2)
October is just around the corner and it is almost time to vote for our nominated charities for the next academic year!
Voting for our nominated charities has begun from now and the top two, which RAG will be raising money for throughout 2017/18, will be announced at the RAG curry social on the 3rd of October!
Vote here: !
Imy De Trafford for more details
One of the National Medical Director’s clinical fellows is looking to establish a Macmillan National medical student network, while at Macmillan Cancer Research for the year. This network will offer students the chance to work with Macmillan to promote their work and provide teaching, volunteering, research and leadership opportunities with an overall aim to improve the experience and treatment of patients with Cancer. Please contact Dr Elspeth Cumber at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A final year OSCE course in Central London; in Russel Square, Birckbeck University, on the 21st and 22nd October. “Complete OSCE for Finals”. This is a fully interactive OSCE event which focusses on key clinical examination technique, history taking schema, and developing problem-solving acumen on over 150 scenarios in cardiology, respiratory, gastroenterology, renal, surgery, neurology, endocrinology, rheumatology and psychiatry. The course will cover essential OSCE skills (history, examination, communication) as well as advanced OSCE skills (presentation skills and viva preparation). All sections will cover tailored presentation and individual focussed management plans, as well as common and complex must-know viva scenarios.
The course will help you reach a diagnosis quickly; rule out differential diagnoses based on recurrent and predictable OSCE scenarios; how to ensure you pass even when the station is going badly; how to convince the examiner and patient to score you highly; differentiating yourself from other candidates. All content is specifically exam focussed, and all tutors have full MRCP. Tickets are only 35 pounds, for 2 days! but spaces have nearly gone. For more detailed information, please visit the Facebook event here: https://goo.gl/jB6kVy or visit facebook.com/oslersroom (event: Complete OSCE 4 Finals).
The Pathfinder Fellowship is offered by the Royal College of Psychiatrists to UK Medical Students in their penultimate year of study. It is worth up to £5000 over three years and includes a range of fantastic benefits including £1500 elective funding, mentor and International Congress attendance!
Check out http://tinyurl.com/yadvpvdk for further details and information on how to apply.
Applications are now open and the deadline is Monday the 16th October.
For anyone interested in applying or for help with the application, feel free to drop an email at email@example.com as I was awarded the fellowship last year and am happy to help!
The Charterhouse is looking for someone to act as meeter and greeter (i.e. front of house staff) to assist with the many events that are taking place over autumn. This will be a zero hours contract, with work mainly during the evening, but sometimes starting from early afternoon. Please contact Ann Kenrick at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
BL Snow Sports ski trip sales have gone on sale as of the evening of Monday the 18th of September.
For more details, contact Isa Ouwehand at email@example.com.
Hello All! Our AGM is this Wednesday. BL CLASS is an incredibly dynamic and fun society to be a part of. It provides student-led supplementary learning experiences in clinical skills. Please consider getting involved and applying for a committee position if you are interested, all year groups welcome!
The following positions are available to those who were not on the committee last year:
- Alumni Officer x1 (available for those currently in Year 4/5)
- General Secretary x1
- Teacher Coordinators x4
- Events Secretary x1
- Advertising/ IT coordinator x1
- Social Secretary x1
- Second Year Reps x2 (Second years only)
If interested, we ask that you email in at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP with the following:
- Position you would like to run
For further information, please see the link to our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/139113536696983/
Looking forward to seeing you at the AGM!
1) PAL YEAR 3 SMALL GROUP TUTORIALS TERM 1 – TUTOR SIGN UP
Year 4, 5 & iBSc MBBS Students,
Tutor sign up for term 2 small group tutorials NOW OPEN – DEADLINE MONDAY SEPTEMBER 25TH 5PM
Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) will be running small-group tutorials for Year 3 students, to be taught by Year 4, iBSc and Year 5 students in the Garrod Building, Whitechapel. The weekly tutorials, which have been exceedingly well received in the past, will go over the major objectives in each of the Y3 modules.
This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in teaching and improve your portfolio, while going over the topics you will need to know for finals. NO PREVIOUS TEACHING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.
Certificates and feedback forms will be provided as evidence of teaching.
You will need to register your interest in teaching via the link below. Then, a group of students (~5) doing the same module will be allocated to 2 tutors. As there are 2 tutors per group, each individual tutor will only be teaching on alternate weeks. You will decide between yourselves and the students on the topics to be taught, and when you will teach.
Tutorials will run from October until the end of November.
Priority will be given to people who have previously signed up to be a PAL tutor but who weren’t allocated a group.
Sign up (free and open to all) here:
2) PAL YEAR 3 SMALL GROUP TUTORIALS TERM 1 – STUDENT SIGN UP
Year 3 MBBS Students,
Student sign up for term 1 small group tutorials NOW OPEN – DEADLINE FRIDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER 5pm
Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) will be running small-group tutorials for Year 3 students, taught by Year 4 and Year 5 students in the Garrod Building, Whitechapel. The tutorials, which have received excellent feedback in the past, will go over the major objectives in each of your modules.
Please register your interest via the link below by the. Once we have received your responses, groups of students (~5) on the same module will be allocated to two tutors who will contact you to arrange tutorials. You will be able to decide between yourselves and the tutor which topics you want to go over each week.
Sign up (free and open to all) here:
Please let us know if you have any queries.
Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)
Make sure to keep the following GP Society events in your calendar!
BL GP Social: Get to know the committee.
Where: The Griff Inn, BLSA Building
Date: 25th September
'Where Can Medicine Take You?'
Where: 3.06, Garrod Building
Date: 26th September
'Clinical Skills Workshop for Placements'
Where: 3.06, Garrod Building
Date: 3rd October
'The Future of the NHS'
Date: 9th October
Where: Milton Lecture Theatre
Are you interested in leading the Students' Union? Find out more at www.qmsu.org/elections/apply/ on how you can apply and get involved, nominations for the by-elections are now open.
Nominate yourself online. Make sure your student number and contact details are accurate, and submit before the deadline!
Positions on the BLSA Board up for nomination include:
All of these positions are incredibly important to ensure the Board remains fully representative and is able to reflect the interests of all students so if you fall in any of these groups, be sure to consider running.
Course Rep nominations are now also open at www.qmsu.org/reps/coursereps/. Course Reps sit on Student-Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) meetings to ensure the best academic experience for all students on the course.
Nominations Open: 10:00, Monday 18th September
Nominations Close: 16:00, Friday 29th September
Voting Starts: 10:00, Monday 9th October
Voting Ends: 16:00, Friday 13th October
Results Announced: Tuesday 17th October
It is finally here! Between 13:00 and 16:00, you have the chance at Whitechapel to learn about all the societies, clubs, volunteering groups we have on offer at Barts and The London, as well as pick up plenty of freebies. Academic societies will be in the Old Library, Garrod Building, whereas sports clubs will be in The Griff Inn, BLSA Building, with the rest of the groups dotted throughout the Recovery Room and Study Room. QM groups will have their stalls at Mile End Campus on the Thursday.
Freshers, make sure to pick up your packs at the Welcome Desk, which will be at the back entrance of the BLSA Building. The packs will contain special BLSA lanyards and also welfare materials and pens. The first hundred people will also get free BLSA bags, very useful to carry all the materials you get during the Fayre! You also have the opportunity to purchase tickets for Sports Curries later that night.
The Royal Society for Public Health is beginning a research project into attitudes to ageing across the UK, and how this affects people across their life course. We are particularly interested in hearing from young people – both on how they perceive older people in general, and how they view their own ageing process.
We are therefore looking for 10 volunteers, aged between 18 and 24, to take part in a focus group session, where we will discuss these issues, and more. The session will take place on the afternoon of 27 September 2017, at the RSPH offices in Aldgate, east London. We are offering a cash incentive of £25 per person for taking part, but unfortunately we will not be able to cover any travel costs.
If you’d like to be involved with the focus groups, please get back to email@example.com, by Wednesday 13 September, who will then send through further details. Because of the limited number of places, priority will be given to those who reply first.
Alongside QMUL’s Centre for Trauma Sciences, based at the Royal London Hospital, Barts Charity are once again running our unique Trauma Appeal, to raise funds for the one-of-a-kind Centre.
We could really use your help!!!
On 4 September we officially launched our Transform Trauma Fundraising drive. Called #1Hour, it is themed around the importance of the first hour following a serious traumatic injury and the fact that trauma research begins in this period as well.
The concept is pretty simple and, we hope, fun: people give up an hour of their time to do something – anything – that will raise funds for the Transform Trauma Appeal. It could be to donate an hour’s pay, hold a bake sale, play our One-hour-sie challenge, host a pub quiz or sit in a bathtub of custard for 60 minutes!
Please get involved and spread this as far and wide as possible, through friends, family, students. We have a video that you can share through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and emails.
Nominate friends to take part using this tweet:
In my #1Hour I <insert challenge>. What will you do? Nominate <insert friends> http://bartscharity.org.uk/get-involved/appeals/transform-trauma/1-hour/ #TransformTrauma
The more people we can get to take part, the more funds we can raise for the Appeal. And in the process, the more people will get to hear about what we are all trying to achieve.
Pushing trauma research into the public consciousness. We know it is going to be a long road but, together, we are confident we will succeed.
Thank you for your support.
We are a group of Academic Foundation Doctors from universities across the UK who will be delivering the course.
It is open to all students and free to attend.
Course Title: How to get an AFP Course
Date: 23rd September 2017
Venue: Lecture Theatre 1 inside UCL Medical School (at Royal Free Hospital), Pond Street, London, NW3 2QG
Increasing Access to AFP would like to invite you to our one day intensive ‘How to get an AFP’ course.
This is a high yield course aimed at final year medical students interested in applying for the Academic Foundation Programme.
Current academic foundation doctors will be delivering relevant and focussed advice on how to apply, what to consider and how to OPTIMISE your application.
Dedicated sessions covering white space answers and critical appraisal will be included.
Afternoon workshops in both clinical and academic interviews will provide an opportunity for targeted interview practice with immediate feedback.
Timetable for the day:
08:15 - 09:00 - Registration
09:00 - 09:05 - Introduction
09:05 - 09:30 - What really is AFP?
09:30 - 09:45 - Deciding where to apply
09:45 - 10:00 - Application process overview -
10:00 - 10:30 - Maximising white space scores
10:30 - 11:15 - Critical appraisal for AFP-
11:15 - 12:00 - Clinical Interviews and Emergencies
12:00 - 12:30 - Ethics and other themes for AFP
12:30 - 13:30 - Networking lunch
13:30 - 15:00 - Critical Appraisal Workshops
15:00 - 16:30 - Clinical Interview Workshops
16:30 - 17:00 - Q&A and final remarks
Please register your interest ASAP by clicking attending on the facebook event and e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
With subject header: How to get an AFP
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