Cardiothoracic Surgery Workshop

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Saturday 4 October 2014 10:00 – 16:30

MDL1, Sir Alexander Fleming Building

Introduction to a Career in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Revise the Anatomy of the Heart with Individual Dissection

Learn Specialist Suturing Techniques and Practise on Ovine Hearts

Learn Through Operative & Anatomy Videos

For any queries please contact

Mastering Medical School Course

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Dear Students,

Please find below details of the ‘Mastering Medical School‘ Course happening on the 27th September at the Royal Society of Medicine.  Students from all years and Universities are welcome to attend.  You can find video testimonials from previous attendees at this link:

Final Year OSCE Preparation Day

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Dear Final Year Medical Student,

We are organizing an OSCE Preparation Day for the final year OSCE, to be delivered by core trainees and foundation doctors.

The aim will be to run through core examination stations to better prepare you for what to expect on the day.

Foundation Programme Application Course

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The Academic Foundation Programme is a highly competitive, but excellent opportunity to develop skills in research, teaching and leadership alongside foundation competencies. It is also a useful precursor to those thinking about research and/or Academic Clinical Fellowships (ACFs) later on.
To help maximise your chances of success, a group of current AFP trainees across the UK (including North West Thames) have put together a full-day programme. Here are the top 5 reasons why you should attend:
1) Focussed on high-yield information based on successful applicants’ experiences and insider tips
2) Structured support for answering the white-space questions, beyond generic advice and based on 3 years worth of AFP applications (and the similar format of MTAS previously)
3) Individual Feedback on your own white-space answers up to 1-week after via a dedicated post-event email link
4) Structured interview support, including stage interview panel and overview of likely clinical emergencies in clinical interview
5) Strictly not for organisers’ personal gain (Fee to help cover costs only)

More information

Student Volunteers Required For PBL Workshops

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We require TEN volunteers for a PBL tutor training session and you will be asked to take part in a mock PBL session. Afterwards you will be asked about your views regarding the facilitation – what was good, what could have been improved etc. Your input is greatly appreciated – workshop participants usually say it was the best part of the workshop! The workshop will take place in room 5 in the Seminar and Learning Centre (SALC) at South Kensington Campus.
Each student will receive a £15.00 iTunes voucher and free tea, coffee, biscuits, cakes and fruit!

Call For Abstracts

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Making a Start in Healthcare Research
ICSM Society of Research and Academia (SORA) National Conference – November 8th 2014, Business School, South Kensington
With the aim of providing inspiration to the next generation of researchers in healthcare, the SORA National conference ‘Making a start in Healthcare Research’ is a fantastic opportunity to present your research to a panel of esteemed judges, as well as a chance to win cash prizes! (£50 each for the top two posters and oral presentations).
All research is welcome. Use the link below to submit by midnight on Sunday 5th October.
If you have any questions send them to and we will get back to you ASAP.
Best wishes,
SORA National Conference committee

Social Media in Medical Education Survey

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Dear students,

We’re collaborating with Manchester Medical School in this study on Social Media in Medical Education.

The objective of this survey is to capture information regarding the current practice of medical students on social media. In addition, this survey aims to explore whether social media can be used for educational purposes.

The findings collected will contribute to a better understanding of social media’s role in medical education. Furthermore, opportunities for social media integration into the medical curriculum could be explored.

This survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete:

Teddington Alumni Celebration Day

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If you are planning on attending on 18th October, please fill the form out so all can be catered for.

Student Opportunities from the British Society for Haematology

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Education Days: 4 and 25 October 

Haematology is often seen as difficult, yet problems occur daily on the wards and in general practice and a good level of knowledge is vital.  BSH is holding two study days this autumn.  The first is Basic Haematology on 4 October (London), aimed mainly at first year clinical students and the second, Essential Haematology on 25 October (Leeds) is aimed at senior students and foundation doctors.  Both days are very modestly priced!  To find out more and book a place, please visit this link:

Essay Prize 2014

Undergraduate medical and BMS students from UK schools in any year of training are invited to write an essay on:  ‘Does the 21st century haematologist need a microscope?’  The prize is £500 for the winner and £250 for the runner-up.  There is a 2,500 word limit excluding references.  Maximum of 20 references in any standard style. The format must be Word Doc ONLY, no PDFs or Docx, please.  Font to be Arial point 11 with line spacing of 1.5.  Entries may be checked for plagiarism.  Please send entries to: by 31 December 2014.

Student Representatives

BSH is looking for two students to sit on its Education Subcommittee.  One appointment will be for two years, the other for three.  The Subcommittee, formed in 2010, has focused most of its work on undergraduates by running master classes, an essay prize and developing online teaching resources.  This is an exciting opportunity for medical students to contribute to the future educational work of the BSH.  The posts will involve three meetings a year, held in London, and expenses for attendance will be paid.  Each candidate should have 2-3 years remaining as a medical student and be studying in the UK.  Please send a brief letterby 17 October explaining your reasons for applying to

Paediatrics Society – Team Leader Applications

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Hi Everyone,

Team Leader Applications are open for this year. After another successful year we are looking for 18 dedicated & enthusiastic volunteers to lead Play Teams next year!! Anyone in or above 3rd year (or equivalent for DE/GE) can apply. You do not need to have been a member before but this will be beneficial.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us and we will get back to you asap :)

Paeds Soc Love,
Alison, Sarah & Tanitha _______________________________________________