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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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
Undergraduate Student Wellbeing Questionnaire
The School of Psychiatry at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry is conducting research on undergraduate student wellbeing, through a web-based online survey. This project is being led by Dr Hugh Grant-Peterkin, Dr Catherine Marshall, and Professor Ania Korszun.
This survey should take approximately 5-7 minutes to complete, and is in a multiple choice format. Participation is voluntary (you may choose not to participate, or withdraw at any time) and all responses will remain anonymous (nobody will be able to identify your answers or know whether or not you participated in the study).
Students will be able to enter a prize draw to win £10 shopping vouchers.
Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/QCGMH3B
Please contact the lead researcher at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Writing and Study Guidance Tutorials
Did you know that Learning Development's one-to-one tutorial service continues throughout the summer exam period and right up to the middle of August?
Right now, one-to-one help is available for exam technique, planning your revision, strategies for proof-reading, and a host of other study issues.
If you want to look over part of your dissertation with a writing tutor or talk about how to tackle your exams -- book now! The sessions take place in the Library and are open to all students, undergraduate or postgraduate.
Alternatively, if you and a few of your friends from the same subject need help with a particular aspect of your studies, you can contact to arrange a Small Group Tutorial.
And finally, the Royal Literary Fund offers writing tutorials with professional authors. These can be booked up until Friday 25th May.
South Africa Challenge is a personal development and leadership programme for entrepreneurial young people and emerging leaders, who want to make a positive impact through finding sustainable solutions to pressing social issues. The experience is tailored to each individual and very beneficial in developing leadership and enterprise skills, thus increasing employability.
The programme includes a two week trip to Durban, South Africa. Please visit the website www.southafricachallenge.co.uk for information, or contact email@example.com if you would like to have a conversation about what the programme entails.
If you have any questions or want to know more about the programme, feel free to contact the programme co-ordinator, Lorenza, on 07706837661.
WANT TO PUBLISH YOUR AUDIT OR RESEARCH PROJECT?
JSAMR, the official journal of the National Student Association of Medical Research is here! A project whose main aim is to develop the skills needed to publish high-quality articles by having you as one of its authors.
JSAMR is a high-quality, open-access journal that is authored, reviewed, and edited by students, and proudly funded by the Wellcome Trust.
If you have never submitted an article before, do not worry, you will be offered support step by step!
To submit your work and start your academic journey, visit: https://journal.nsamr.ac.uk
If you have any questions or notice any problems, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
JSAMR Editorial Team
Undergraduate Conference in Clinical Medicine
Where: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
When: Saturday 12th May
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow is hosting its sixth annual medical student conference, combining lectures from esteemed physicians (including Lindsey Chisholm, the surgeon who made headlines by walking eight miles to work in blizzard conditions during “The Beast from the East”) and practical procedure workshops (providing an introduction to clinical and procedural skills beyond those covered by the undergraduate curriculum).
A poster competition will take place as part of the conference, with a deadline of Monday 30th April 2018 (EXTENDED TO FRIDAY 4TH MAY). Abstracts for the poster competition should be no more than 300 words in length and can be sent directly to email@example.com.
Registration is now also open for only £35.00: https://rcpsg.ac.uk/events/muc
If you have any queries or would like any additional information, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Educational Events Co-ordinator
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
232 - 242 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5RJ
Switch Board + 44 (0)141 221 6072 | F + 44 (0)141 221 1804
Tell us about your housing- and win prizes!
The University of London is carrying out a survey of student housing (as they did a couple of years ago:
This will help to better understand student housing needs and improve the help on offer.
The survey is open to all students living in London, whether you are living in private, rented housing, halls of residence or at home. It asks about your current housing and, if you are looking for housing, what you are looking for.
All those who take part will be entered into a prize draw. First prize will be a Brompton Bike. There will be three follow up prizes of £200 Amazon Vouchers.
The survey should take no more than five minutes to complete. You can access it here.
Festival of Communities
Where: Stepney Green Park & Mile End Campus
When: 11:30-17:00, Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th May
The Festival of Communities is aimed at engaging local communities in East London, bringing together staff, students, community organizations and local residents to explore living and learning in Tower Hamlets.
Medical students are required as volunteers for a life-sized Operation game on both days. Training will be provided on the day.
Volunteering and RAG Awards 2018
Where: St Benet’s Chaplaincy, 327A Mile End Road
When: 18:00-20:00, Thursday 24th May
RAG and Volunteering Awards are open for you and your student group to be able to come and have some FREE food and drink, and to celebrate all the fundraising and community work you have done this year.
You are now able to nominate yourself or your student group for a RAG award, or a Volunteering award. Deadline for nominations is Friday 11th May.
There are three RAG categories: RAG Event of the Year, Special RAGognition Award (Group), Special RAGognition Award (Individual).
There are five Volunteering categories: New Volunteer of the Year, Leaver Volunteer of the Year, Organization of the Year, Volunteering Group of the Year, Volunteer of the Year.
Deadline for nominations is Friday 11th May.
It would be great to see you all there!
Student Activities Coordinator
Queen Mary Students’ Union
Supporting evidence for criterion 4 SCAP applications medical student placements may be obtained by filling in the relevant form on the BLSA website, as found here: www.bartslondon.com/scap-applications.html. No other email is required, as long as the form is fully completed.
Bookings for graduation open on Tuesday 24th April (as follows) and will close on Friday 18th May.
9am Monday 16th July
10am Monday 23rd July
11am Tuesday 24th July
midday Wednesday 25th July
1pm Thursday 26th July
2pm Friday 27th July
Students may purchase tickets here: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/graduation/book/
FAQs here: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/graduation/faqs/
Rites of Passage
Rites of Passage is the farewell ceremony to our medical and dental finalists from the Barts and The London community. It involves recognition of Colours and Blues to celebrate one’s extracurricular achievement, as well as the recitation of the Declaration of Geneva.
Date: Monday 16th July
Location: St Paul’s Cathedral
FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1735516503172212/
Tickets: £25 each (https://www.qmsu.org/ents/event/11154/)
Dress Code: Graduation Robes
***Rites of Passage FAQs***
Please see www.bartslondon.com/rites-of-passage.html for a list of ROP FAQs.
There is a fund of £20,700 which needs to be allocated to projects which improve the student experience by the end of July 2018.
Three students from any year group at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry are required to assist on a joint staff-student committee to distribute funds from the Annual Fund fairly. This will, of course, mean that you cannot be part of a group applying for money from the fund!
Your duties would involve:
To apply, all you need to do is send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org setting out why you are interested and what skills you would bring to the process.
Deadline for entries is Friday 4th April.
Dr Esther Murray CPsychol AFBPsS SFHEA
Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology
Centre for Medical Education
Barts and The London School of Medicine & Dentistry
Queen Mary University of London
Garrod Building, Turner Street, Whitechapel
London, E1 2AD
Tel: 020 7882 7085
BLSA is a Division of QMSU Registered Charity No.1147786, Company Limited by Guarantee, Company No. 8092471