Dr Henry Marsh Career Talk

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Dr Henry Marsh CBE is Britain’s pre-eminent brain surgeon. For 30 years he was senior consultant neurosurgeon at London’s St George’s Hospital.

Marsh pioneered the use of “awake” brain surgery and cortical mapping in such surgery; he has conducted the largest personal series of these operations in the U.K. and one of the largest in Europe.

With a particular interest in the impact of the built environment on hospital staff and patient outcomes, Marsh has written and lectured widely on this subject. In addition, he has delivered lectures on the neuroscientific aspects of consciousness and criminal responsibility.

His work in Ukraine over the last 22 years was the subject of the documentary film The English Surgeon, which won an Emmy in 2010, and his widely acclaimed memoir Do No Harm: Tales of Life, Death and Brain Surgery was published in 2014.

His new book Admissions unearths memories of his early days as a medical student, and the experiences that shaped him as a young surgeon as he explores the difficulties of a profession that deals in probabilities rather than certainties,

Dr Marsh will deliver a lecuture reflecting on his career and inviting audience Q&A’s after. It will be filmed for BBC’s One Show.

Date: Monday 26th June

Time 3pm

Location: Lecture Theatre F, 1st Floor, Hunter Wing, St George’s Hosptial Medical School

Basic Surgical Skills Plastic Surgery Course

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Basic Surgical Skills Plastic Surgery Course
We would like to invite you to the fourth rendition of our FREE course run by the Plastic Surgery Department at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford on 4th July 2017. Please see poster attached for more details.

This national course aims to teach you the fundamental skills and principles that are applied in Plastic Surgery, covering knot tying, suturing techniques, wound management, local anaesthetics, excision of skin lesion, and basic concepts of local flaps. The course will be taught through short lectures and practical sessions with animal tissue.
The course will be led by consultant and SpRs to ensure the quality of teaching is optimal.
Who should attend?

Any medical student interested in:
• Perfecting his/her suturing and knot tying skills
• Learning or fine-tuning his/her knowledge on wound healing
• Pursuing a career in Plastics, ENT, Maxfax, Gen Surg, Dermatology, A&E or other applied professions
• Learning the skills and principles used in Plastic Surgery

Booking
There are 35 places available offered on a first come, first served bases. In previous years this event has sold out very quickly so please book early to secure a place.
The course is FREE but to ensure all places are filled on the day and places are not wasted, we require £30 deposit which will be refunded on attendance.

Please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/basic-surgical-skills-in-plastic-surgery-tickets-35479815082 to book your place

Student Helpers needed for MRCP Exam in July

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2 student helpers are required to help out at an MRCP Examination run by Cardiology consultant, Dr Salmasi. MRCP examinations will be held at Central Middlesex on 2 weekends – 8th and 9th July, and 15th and 16th July. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain an insight into what an MRCP examination is like. Lunch and dinner, as well as M&S vouchers will also be provided.

Please email Dr Salmasi if you are able to help out on either of these weekends at a.salmasi@imperial.ac.uk.

The Cusp

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The Cusp – a magazine focusing on the intersection between art forms, have just introduced a new scheme which allows our subscribers access to a range of discounted and free tickets to London concerts, many of them unusual events fusing music with visual art. At the moment, for example, we are offering free tickets for two upcoming piano recitals at the Southbank Centre, the ‘Alehouse Sessions’ on June 12th, along with half price tickets on a production from Opera Erratica, amongst other events. All that readers need to do to claim the offers, is to sign up to our newsletter by following this link: http://thecuspmagazine.com/about/ . Subscription is completely free, and only takes one minute.

Institute of Medical Ethics Student Council

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Applications for the IME Student Council 2017-2019 are now open!

The IME Student Council is a team of sixteen medical students from universities around the UK brought together to form a student-led subgroup of the Institute of Medical Ethics (http://www.instituteofmedicalethics.org). Formed in 2014, the council works to promote interest and awareness of medical ethics, improving access to ethics-related events, conferences and educational resources.

We are looking for students to join the council to represent their medical schools and region. This year the council is looking to recruit eight new student council members to replace the outgoing members of the council.

The council will meet at least once a term to discuss progress, share news and plan for the future. In addition there are multiple opportunities to sit and participate in other IME groups e.g. the Education Committee, Research Committee and Board of Trustees.

Key responsibilities:

· Actively participate with the council via meetings and electronic communication.

· Work with the council on current projects and plan for the future.

· Maintain regular contact with fellow regional representatives.

· Establish and maintain communication links with your medical school and region to accurately represent their views and needs.

· Advertise IME membership and events.

How to apply: If you are interested in applying, please email students@instituteofmedicalethics.org with:

· The name of your medical school and year of study.

· A short statement explaining in no more than 300 words why you would like to be a member of the Student Council.

· A letter of probity from your medical school (a standard document from the medical school affirming that you are a suitable candidate to serve on the Council).

Applicants must

· Not be in their final year – term for council members is 2 years. · Be or be willing to become a Student Member of the IME (£12 per year) within 1 month of accepting a position on the council.

· Be willing to commit to at least 3 meetings a year (usually in London) – travel expenses will be reimbursed by the IME.

· Be able to commit to other meetings depending on additional roles taken.

CLOSING DATE: 2nd June 2017

We will announce the new Council in July 2017 before its first meeting in August 2017.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Survey for 4th and 5th year medical students

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Calling 4th and 5th year medical students – Help shape surgical education of the future!

The Royal College of Surgeons (Eng) is calling on all final and pre-final year medical students (not just budding surgeons!) to answer a ten-minute anonymous questionnaire on your experiences of surgery at medical school. The questionnaire seeks to explore your opinions on your surgical education so far and how it’s shaped your career choices so far. Your responses will help inform what surgical education and careers support for students looks like in the future.

 

To take part, please follow this link to complete this quick survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/UndergradSCareer

 

If you have any questions, please contact vtwigg@rcseng.ac.uk

Further information can be found here – BSMS RGEC Participant Information Sheet