Muslim Medics: Finals Crash Course
When: Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st January
Starting to worry about finals?
Want to practise putting together common signs and presenting your findings?
Want to know the common questions asked, and tips on how to sound like the real deal??
Want to (secretly) shine?!?!?!?
We are two registrars giving a completely FREE weekend workshop at Imperial for final year students. Our aim is to help you practice putting together common signs, presenting your findings, and answering questions on the spot...all to give you confidence to get over that final hurdle.
A little about us: we are two Imperial graduates from 2011 -
Dr Nish Manek, the runner up of University of London Gold Medal award (awarded to the best student from the top 1% of students in London) and a GP wizard.
Dr Dhruv Panchal, also nominated for the Gold Medal viva, a Royal College of Medicine educator and a Wellcome Trust Fellow in Neurology at Cambridge University.
We did this for the finalists in Oxford, and they were so grateful we ended up with Teacher of the Month award (three times!). Dhruv was invited to teach an extension set at Oxford and helped get several of them to prize viva level, as well as helping two Imperial students to reach Gold medal viva standard. We hope our teaching can also provide you with the framework to really improve your performance too!
A little about our workshop:
We will cover all that is medicine in a case-based fashion: Neuro, Cardio, Resp, Abdo and Shorts over 2 days.
The focus will be how to put signs together, how to present confidently, and strategies on how to get out of a sticky situation no matter what you're asked. These are based on frequently occurring cases so we will also recap pertinent facts within each station.
What do we want in return?
Not much- just some interaction, enthusiasm (and feedback for ms)!
Everyone from any medical school is welcome!
The Sense Tower Hamlets Buddying volunteering opportunity has a new job role description.
A research project examining attitudes of GPs and medical students towards Anabolic Androgenic Steroid (AAS) users is in the preliminary stage of GPs and medical students completing a very short survey (5-10 minutes).
The data will be collected anonymously – no identifying details (e.g. name, email address) will be collected. The data will be analysed quantitatively as a whole, not individually. The data will only be used for scholarly purposes (including publication).
Here is the link for the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/About_AASUsers_2017 where further information is available on the study.
Ethical approval has been granted by a faculty ethical committee.
If you have any further questions about the survey or my research, please do not hesitate in contacting me to help alleviate any concerns/queries. Alternatively, these are the contact details for my supervisors:
Professor Andrea Petroczi, Professor of Public Health, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, KT1 2EE. Telephone: 0208 417 2436 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professor Philip Terry Interim Associate Dean Research and Enterprise, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, KT1 2EE. Telephone: 0208 417 7161 Email: email@example.com
Neha Ainsworth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
How to be a medic and scientist
As a journal eLife runs regular webinars on topics of interest as selected by the early-career community. In January, there will be three established, practising medics, who run research labs, that will be sharing their experiences.
RMS National Student Conference 2018: Mental Health
Where: Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Old Medical School, Edinburgh
When: 09:45-17:00, Saturday 3rd March
Publication and Presentation Opportunity
The Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh invites medical and other science students from across the UK to submit abstracts for presentation at its 8th National Undergraduate Conference.
Mental health issues affect us all, directly and indirectly, and yet do not receive sufficient attention in the medical community. For this reason, it is an incredibly important and interesting topic for the Annual Conference. Importantly, whilst the theme of the conference is mental health, all abstracts from the fields of medicine, biomedical science and healthcare are encouraged.
Abstracts will be marked by leading experts from a range of medical specialties. The top abstracts will be selected for oral presentation, whilst runners up will be selected for poster presentation. All successful abstracts will be published in Res Medica, the peer reviewed journal of the Royal Medical Society: http://journals.ed.ac.uk/resmedica. The deadline for submission is 18:00, Monday 29th January.
To find more information on the day itself, how to submit abstracts and be able to purchase tickets, visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rms-national-conference-2018-mental-health-tickets-41760395467?aff=efbeventtix
Junior Secretary and Conference Organiser
Invitation to the Teachers of Undergraduate Dermatology Conference 2018
Where: British Association of Dermatologists, Willan House, W1T 5HQ
When: 10:00-15:00, Tuesday 6th March
The Undergraduate Dermatology Workstream will be hosting a conference on aimed at Undergraduate Teaching leads and those interested in the teaching of undergraduate dermatology.
This event will provide the opportunity to promote Undergraduate education activity. It will also provide the opportunity for collaboration between national Undergraduate Teaching leads as well as exploration of challenges and innovations in undergraduate education.
To register or find out more information about the course, please respond to this email address below.
British Association of Dermatologists
4 Fitzroy Square
London W1T 5HQ
Direct Dial: + (0)20 7391 6092
Barts and The London 7th National Undergraduate Conference
Where: Clark Kennedy Lecture Theatre & Garrod Building
When: Saturday 3rd February
Barts and the London Surgical Society is delighted to invite you to join the highly-anticipated annual National Undergraduate Surgical Conference 2018.
Now in its seventh consecutive year, the conference promises to be bigger and better than ever; packed with first-class workshops, inspiring talks from world-renowned surgeons throughout the day and opportunities for you to present your own work!
Tickets may be purchased here: https://www.qmsu.org/events/6263/10500/
An evening with the Chair of RCGP
Where: Laird Hall, Floyer House
When: 17:45-19:15, Tuesday 23rd January
Helen Stokes-Lampard, the RGCP Chair, will be delivering a brief 30-minute talk on the 'The Future of General Practice' (including how Brexit will affect the NHS, and how she expects General Practice to change in the upcoming years). This talk will be followed by a 40-minute Q&A session, an opportunity not to be missed!
Due to the anticipated popularity of this event, and the desire to keep it running to time, questions will be taken in advance of the evening:
GP Taining and Application
Where: Milton Lecture Theatre, Garrod Building
When: 17:45, Tuesday 6th February
Dr Shani Gray, GP Trainee, will be speaking about what GP training is like and how to get into it. Come along to find out more!
YEAR 1 & 2 MENTORING SCHEME OFFERED BY THE PEER ASSISTED LEARNING SOCIETY
Year 1 & 2 MBBS Students,
Student sign up for 1:1 peer tutoring (from upper years) NOW OPEN
Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) offers a confidential scheme for students who have failed or achieved low 50s in their recent ICA to express interest in and be allocated a peer tutor.
Tutors are auditioned individually to ensure high teaching quality and are all eager to help their fellow students. If you feel that you require a bit more help going over lectures or even practical / PBL content on a 1-to-1 basis, please send an email email@example.com, including a screenshot of your results.
An Evening with Professor David Nutt: New Neuroscience Approaches to Depression (Psychedelics & Ketamine)
Where: Milton Lecture Theatre, Garrod Building
When: 18:30-20:00, Wednesday 17th January
Professor David Nutt (Edmond J. Safra Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology and Director of the Neuropsychopharmacology Unit in the Division of Brain Sciences, Imperial College London) will be delivering a seminar exploring new neuroscience approaches to depression, in psychedelics and ketamine. The event will be followed by a Q&A session.
For those with an Eventbrite ticket, doors will open at 18:00. Although we have sold out all tickets for this event, entry without a ticket, provided seats are available, will take place after 18:20. The event starts at 18:30.
Please direct all queries to Mohsin Butt: firstname.lastname@example.org
Event supported by: The Medical Defence Union, The British Pharmacological Society, Pastest and The Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych).
BL Sex Education Induction
Where: Room 2.36, Garrod Building
When: 17:30, Tuesday 16th January
If you are interested in sexual education and teaching, whether or not you have any prior experience, do not miss the second and final training session this Tuesday!
DBS forms will be completed for any students who would like to volunteer, but have not completed this form yet.
You will gain a good insight into what this volunteering opportunity entails. There are several exciting teaching opportunities and much more for you to be involved in this academic year.
Returning volunteers are more than welcome to join us too.
Do you know who I am? A journey from St Budeaux to Whitechapel
Where: Clark Kennedy Lecture Theatre
When: 17:30-18:30, Wednesday 7th February
You are invited by Professor Steve Thornton, Vice Principal Health, to the inaugural lecture of Professor Sandra Nicholson, Lead of the Centre for Medical Education at Barts and The London.
Register now to receive a ticket. An open reception will follow the lecture.
Student Wellbeing Focus Group
Where: Room 1.27, Garrod Building
When: 12:30-13:30, Wednesday 24th January (Year 4 & Year 5 MBBS students)
Join to discuss factors affecting student wellbeing and to inform the School of what support you need, to help improve BLSMD.
Snacks and refreshments provided. Certificates of attendance and £10 “Love2shop” Vouchers awarded
Limited places are available. Please email email@example.com to secure your place.
A Night In Paris 2018
Where: New Unity Hall, Islington
When: 20:00-01:00, Saturday 20th January
You are cordially invited to join a frivolous night of spectacle, burlesque and splendour, beyond your wildest fantasies!
'The Moulin Rouge, Paris 1899. A night club, a dance hall and a bordello. Ruled over by Harold Zidler. A kingdom of night time pleasures. Where the rich and powerful come to play with the young and beautiful creatures of the underworld.'
Don your most lavish ensembles for an evening of passion and self indulgence, after all there's a little burlesque in us all. No more can be revealed at present, Paris awaits.
Tickets are £16.50 and available here: https://www.qmsu.org/events/13157/10577
Strictly Come Dancing Event
Where: Laird Hall, Floyer House
When: 19:00-22:00, Friday 19th January
BL Dance invites you to what promises to be a popular event, featuring the return of Dr Molyneux, as well as several BNOCs.
Tickets are £5 and will be available on the door. All proceeds go to RAG.
Are you interested in leading the Students' Union? Find out more at www.qmsu.org/elections/ on how you can apply and get involved. Nominations for the by-elections are now open!
Nominate yourself online, anybody can run. Make sure your student number and contact details are accurate, and submit before the deadline!
All positions on the BLSA Board are up for re-election, including my very own... 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 there is anything you are interested in, be sure to consider running. If you have any questions, get in touch with myself or anyone else on the Board and we will be happy to give you some advice.
Nominations Open: 17:00, Monday 15th January
Nominations Close: 16:00, Wednesday 14th February
Voting Opens: 10:00, Monday 5th March
Voting Closes: 16:00, Thursday 8th March
Results Announced: 19:30, Thursday 8th March
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.
All groups will be in the BLSA Building, dotted across the Recovery Room and Study Room, as well as The Griff Inn. QM groups will have their stalls at Mile End Campus.
Find out more about what your elected officers have been up to too and pick up some excellent give-aways from local businesses.
Plenty of great events throughout the whole of Refreshers 2018 too!
MONDAY: Quiz Night at The Griff Inn
TUESDAY: Comedy Central at The Griff Inn
(Be sure to get your tickets in advance as this is always a popular one!)
WEDNESDAY: Refreshers Fayre & Sports Curries + Tables
THURSDAY: BLSA Box Office in The Study Room
FRIDAY: TGIF: Strictly After Dark! [FREE ENTRY!!]
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Scholarships totalling GBP80,000 will be granted. Each recipient will be awarded GBP650 a month for one year. Good grades are not a selection criterion.
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National Pre-Hospital Care Conference
Where: University of East Anglia
When: Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th March
Interested in Pre-Hospital and Emergency Medicine? Want a chance to learn new skills and brush shoulders with the best in the business?
The conference will have a theme of pre-hospital care at a music festival, and will focus on how best to provide lifesaving and emergency treatment in a variety of challenging scenarios.
The first day will have a medical focus, coaching delegates about a variety of factors in pre-hospital and emergency care, with the second day building on this with a spotlight on the importance of human factors in the pre-hospital setting. Both days will have a mixture of team based, hands on scenarios and a great line up of speakers, seminars and workshops.
The conference is aimed at all healthcare science students and professionals, but anybody with an interest in this dynamic area of medicine is welcome. Tickets are limited and selling fast, so don't delay – more information can be found here. Our full line up on speakers is due to be announced at the end of February, so keep your eyes peeled.
We are also looking for mentors and instructors to help out on the day. If you are a healthcare professional and feel you could be an asset to our team, then please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Conference: Advancing Global Health
Where: Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street
When: Saturday 26th May
The Students Section at the Royal Society of Medicine are currently planning a conference that is going to look into advancing global health. This is an unmissable opportunity in the heart of London for medical students to attend lectures delivered by distinguished clinicians working at the forefront of medicine, take part in interactive sessions and network with like-minded individuals.
Student Policy Initiative
Where: Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street
When: Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st February
The Students Section at the Royal Society of Medicine are currently planning a meeting to create a document which discusses innovation in the medical curriculum. Students from all over the country can be a part of creating a document that encourages innovation, which will also be put forward for peer-review.
BMA’s Medical Students Conference Motion Discussion
Where: Room 3.04, Garrod Building
When: 18:00, Tuesday 9th January
It is once again time to submit motions for consideration at the BMA’s Medical Students Conference, which is taking place in London on the 13th and 14th April 2018.
The Conference is the opportunity for you to influence and change BMA policy in relation to medical student issues, including the expansion in medical student places, the UK Medical Licensing Assessment, student welfare, the NHS Bursary, and much more.
Barts and The London always does the Conference proud with some really fantastic motions and speeches. In order to put the best foot forward for this year, there will be a meeting to discuss some potential motion ideas this Tuesday.
Anyone is welcome, so come along, even if you are not sure that you have any motions to talk about.
If you are unable to attend, but still have an idea for a motion/want to attend the Conference, get in touch via email@example.com.
BMA Medical Students Committee Representative - Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Exchange places to India, Czech Republic and Kuwait for this summer are still available! Do not miss out on the amazing opportunity to spend four weeks as a medical student abroad.
Applications are re-opened! For more information, check the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1299493563443924/
1. Fill in the Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/zC86SUxrlJQDmcYf1
2. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with:
-A video/PowerPoint presentation OR a personal statement explaining your motivation for taking part in the programme (include why you want to go, what makes you the best candidate, etc)
-A CV including one referee name
Any questions, feel free to get in contact with Sophie Hoque, the local exchange officer for outgoing students, on Facebook or by emailing email@example.com!
BL Drama Presents: Shrek the Pantomime!
Where: Clark Kennedy Lecture Theatre
When: 19:00 (Doors open from 18:30), 24th-26th January
Come one, come all, on a magical journey with us to the Queen Mary Kingdom, for a tale of bravery and romance, as our favourite green hero fights to rescue his Princess!
Bring all your friends for a night to remember at the Drama Society’s annual play. Tickets are £4 each.
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