History of Medicine Norah Schuster Essay Prize

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The History of Medicine Society of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), London is running their annual essay prize, the Norah Schuster Essay Prize.

The competition requires the student to write an essay, no longer than 5,000 words, on a topic of their choice on the subject of History of Medicine/ Medical Science, deadline 1st of October. The prize is a £100 book token and membership of the RSM for one year. Around March/April, winners are invited to the RSM to make a short PowerPoint presentation of their findings. Full details are available on the RSM website.

McKinsey Medical Internship Programme

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McKinsey Medical Internship Programme application is now open until midnight on 26 September.
This is an elective where the student is given a place within one of the healthcare teams at McKinsey and is mentored to be able to perform as a fully functioning member of the team within a few weeks.  They would get involved with a project that the team is working on and be given decision-making responsibilities.  The projects could range from large trust-wide issues to optimising working on a specific ward in a hospital, and can be within a hospital or pharmaceutical setting.
The learning curve is very steep so McKinsey is looking for exceptional students to fill these positions.  The candidates must have an excellent academic record, have extracurricular experience which shows their interest in management, public health or leadership, and be driven by their desire to be the best they can be.  
Applications should consist of the students’ CV, a one-page personal impact statement outlining a) their reasons for interest and motivations to apply for the McKinsey Medical Elective programme, and b) relevant strengths that would make them good candidates for this opportunity, and proof that they are a medical student.  These should be emailed to non-clinical.elective@electives.net.  However, before applying, students should visit our website for more information: http://www.electives.net/hospital/6324.

Antibiotic Guardian Champions

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Antibiotic Guardian campaign has been launched by Public Health England to raise awareness about tackling antimicrobial resistance. ICSM are looking for 2 or more student volunteers, known as Antibiotic Guardian Champions, who would like to take on the role of leading the campaign within Imperial.

All Antibiotic Guardian Champions who complete a number of set activities will also earn the Antibiotic Guardian Champion open academy badge which can be listed under their extra-curricular activities and on LinkedIn accounts, for example.  

The role of an Antibiotic Guardian Champion is to: 

·         Raise awareness of the potential impact of antibiotic resistance 

·         Bring together a team of keen volunteers who would like to raise awareness of antibiotic resistance and encourage members of the public to sign up to become Antibiotic Guardians. 

If interested in this role, please email Chippy at icsm.president@imperial.ac.uk.

‘How to get into the AFP’ Course Series

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After a successful AFP course last year, More For Medics have decided to re run the: “How to get into the AFP” course series for this years’ Final year Medical students.

 This will be held on the 25th of September from 10-4 PM in the George Pickering Education Centre of the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. The day will involve a series of talks on how to make the most of the application process and increase your chances of getting shortlisted for an academic job. It will also be a great opportunity to engage with the successful applicants at London and Oxford of the last two years and ask any questions you may have about the programme. 

If you are interested please sign up to the link: https://goo.gl/forms/gtYBefWGcrNfgeDx2

For any queries please email: moreformedics@gmail.com 

Medical Students Needed for AO Trauma Research Study

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Dr Bhattacharyya, an AO trauma (orthopaedic) clinical research fellow at Charing Cross Hospital, requires 30 medical students as participants for his study. This simple but exciting study is for developing a cognitive task analysis for Intramedullary nailing of the femur.

The study would involve testing the training  effect of this tool. 10 students will read whilst other 2 groups of 10 students will be given standard op tech manuals and videos, followed by a short assessment. It will take approx 2 hours of their time.

If interested, please email Dr Bhattacharyya at rahulbhattacharyya09@gmail.com.

BSH Basic Haematology Day

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British Society of Haematologists is holding a Basic Haematology Day on 22nd October at the Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. The one day course is designed to take a practical approach to learning the basic principles of haematology with minimal complexity and confusion.  This popular education day will offer you the basic skills and knowledge in haematology to build and boost your confidence for current and future clinical practice. Registration is £20 and will cover lunch and refreshments. More information and to book the course can be found here.

Saturday Receptionist Wanted

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Saturday Receptionist wanted for a private healthcare facility, located a stone’s throw from the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, specializing in all aspects in women’s health. We are looking for a part time (Saturday cover) receptionist to support The Centre Medical Receptionist

The Centre is open 8:30am-3 pm on Saturdays, (occasional overtime is also available). Typical working hours will be 9.00am -2.00pm

The Receptionist/Meet & Greet Person is the “face” of the Centre. This is a very important role as you will be representing the company. The ability to thrive in a busy environment, while possessing a calm and friendly demeanor, with an excellent telephone manner and great customer service skills are key attributes for this role.

The main duties of this reception role include supporting the Centre receptionist in :

* Ensuring reception areas & consulting rooms are kept fully stocked and tidy

* Diary management/ booking of all appointments

* Telephone cover

* Invoicing patients at reception

* Liaising with all patients, visitors, consultants and users of the Centre

* General administrative duties such as filing, posting of letters, notes preparation

Training will be provided

Their mission statement is Excellence in Service as a habit not an Event. In return, you will be working in a highly dynamic private healthcare facility, with a very supportive and friendly team environment.

If you wish to apply, please e-mail your CV, with a letter of expression of interest to: Leila@womenswellnesscentre.com

Please view their website www.womenswellnesscentre.com