Exile Medics Expedition and Wilderness Medicine International Conference

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Exile Medics take groups of enthusiastic medical professionals and students to extreme environments to provide medical support for various events. Doctors, nurses, paramedics, physiotherapists and students have worked together on a number of Exile Medics projects in a number of countries including Uganda, Rwanda, Peru, Sweden and the UK

Expedition and wilderness medicine Conference, Exile Medics style!

– Expedition and wilderness medicine talks from experts in the field, including key notes speaker Chris Johnson, co-author of the Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine

– Real case studies from Exile Medics projects – what went well and what we can learn

– Environment specific medical training and expedition preparation – ice, desert, jungle, humanitarian

– Key Exile Medics updates, information on upcoming events and how to get involved

Enjoy time to catch up with fellow Exiles, meet like-minded professionals and get careers advice from experts in the field. As the sun sets we will enjoy an evening filled with camp fires, a hog roast, West Country ales and live music, before settling down for a night under canvas in the beautiful Glenny Woods.



Where: Glenny Wood, Bristol (5 minutes from junction 19, M5)


Full pass (conference, evening entertainment and Saturday night camping) – £50

Day only pass (conference 9:30am-6pm) – £30

Saturday 10th October 2015, Bristol: Tickets can be found here

Volunteers wanted – Imperial Intestinal Microbiome Transplantation (IMT)

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Imperial have just started an IMT service (also known as ‘fecal transplantation’) for treating patients with recurrent C difficile infection.
We are looking for healthy people to be volunteer donors of fecal material for us to process for use as transplant material (with a single donation of blood and urine required too). So if you:
-have no major medical problems, and
-take no regular medication (apart from the OCP) and have not used antibiotics for at least three months.

…then we are desperate to hear from you!

Please contact Ben Mullish (research fellow/ registrar at St Mary’s) for more information

More for Medics Oxford Free AFP Course

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More for Medics invites you to a FREE course for AFP applications

Run by: Academic Foundation Doctors from Oxford and London

Where: George Pickering Education Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

When: 2pm-5pm Sunday 20th September 2015

See this flyer for more information

Duke Elder Exam Revision Course

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Are you interested in a career in Ophthalmology and planning to take the Duke Elder Exam?

Come along to our Duke Elder Exam Revision Course, starting this October! With lectures from top consultants and registrars, this course provide the head-start you need for your revision. Even if you’re not planning to take the Duke Elder Exam, our revision course topics will help consolidate your knowledge about the eye and prepare you for medical school exams.

See this poster for more information, or email here

Free AFP Interview Preparation Course

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Calling all final years!

SORA, in conjunction with current AFPs, is running an AFP interview preparation day on Saturday 31st October.

This day will include:
•Lectures on clinical emergencies
•Small group teaching on critical appraisal of an abstract
•Individual deanery specific interviews with a panel of 2-3 AFP doctors.
•Personalised feedback
•Crib sheet handouts

On 4th September at 7pm we shall be releasing a google docs form. Places will be reserved on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS. The form will include the opportunity to rank your deaneries by preference so we can allocate you to the preferred interview style.

The event is FREE. All you need is SORA membership which you can get here and only costs £2. SORA membership also gives you discounted access to all our events including a talk by Lord Winston and the National Conference in November.

For more information, click attending on our Facebook event:

SJT Preparation Course

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A group of FY1s and FY2s who delivered last year’s SJT course are hosting it again in London on 01, 15 and 29 November 2015.

The doctors presenting the course have sat the SJT and designed the day to ensure you are fully prepared, without any gaps in your understanding of the 5 domains. It will also include insight on successful preparation techniques.

As part of the day, there will be the chance to practice a condensed SJT in exam conditions. This was extremely popular with last year’s students, with results mapped against a group EPM and emailed to you.

Students who attended last year’s course scored 4.4% above the national average and 98% said they would recommend attending. Numbers are limited so advance booking is encouraged as last year places sold out during the summer.

For more details and to secure your place visit: www.sjtpreparation.co.uk.

Sleep Study Opportunity

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We are currently recruiting Imperial students to a study investigating the effects of losing sleep on your ability to undertake academic tests (information processing and memory recall) and perform physical tests (reaction times and sub-maximal exercise test). 
You will have two 1 hour assessment visits at the South Kensington campus (SAF) that will either be preceded by a night of sleep deprivation or a night of regular sleep (>7 hours). The study can be done at any time between now and end of August. 
Unfortunately we cannot offer payment for taking part, but we will provide travel support at £5 per visit. Also there will be a prize draw taking place after the study in which prizes of £150, £100 and £50 will be awarded.
Please fill in the google form http://goo.gl/forms/zAIsNmVL32 to register an interest, or to obtain more information about the study.