Solving a Problem Like London: A Cancer Patient Experience Update

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Thurs 4th Dec 2014 @ 6pm @ Royal School of Mines LT 1.31 (South Ken)

Why did Imperial Healthcare Trust finish bottom in the 2013 survey? Why were 7 of the 10 worst trusts found in London? How have Imperial lifted themselves up the table this year and what work are they continuing to do? All these questions and much more will be answered at our talk on Thurs with great speakers from MacMillan, the conductors of the annual survey, and Dr Katie Urch, a consultant oncologist at Imperial who leads on patient experience. It promises to be interesting and engaging, so please come along!

DermSoc National Teaching Day

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The DermSoc national committee warmly invites you to our first national teaching day of the year, on Monday 19th January, at 10:30 AM, at BAD House, London.
This National Day looks at the link between dermatology and other specialties. We have an exciting range of speakers including the highly esteemed Dr Susan Burge (author of the Oxford Handbook of Medical Dermatology and OBE for services to dermatology) on medical dermatology, Professor Roderick Hay (Chairman of the Internation Foundation for Dermatology) on tropical dermatology, and lectures on psychodermatology, the GUM/dermatology interface, and cultural and historical aspects of skin and tattoo. The programme also includes a useful and informative CV boosting section dedicated to research and electives, featuring BAD prize winners presenting their stellar experiences and ideas.
This is a day not to miss! To reserve a place and avoid disappointment, follow the link below to register:

Careers With Impact

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This year’s Careers with Impact event is an unmissable opportunity to hear about the Social Impact Internship Scheme, which provides invaluable work experience in social impact organisations. The event will take place on Tuesday 2nd December, 6pm, Skempton 201.

Are you looking to use your skills and experience to make a difference? This event will showcase some of the routes through which scientists can go into a social impact career. Speakers with a scientific background in the fields of education and international development will discuss their career paths and how they have used their skills for social benefit.

There will also be hints and tips on how to submit a successful application for Student Hubs’ Social Impact Internship Scheme. A previous intern will speak about her experience on the scheme and The Brilliant Club will discuss their experience of hosting an intern.

Speakers include Leanne Adamson (The Brilliant Club) and Jenny Wilson (UKCDS).

Do something good with your summer.

Please reserve your place now by emailing or attending the Facebook event 

London Santa Run 2014

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Take part in the London Santa Run in aid of Doctors of the World UK, a humanitarian charity with projects in the UK and abroad.  Run 5k or 10k inVictoria Park on Sunday 7 December and help vulnerable people in need of healthcare. Registration fee is £22 and fundraising pledge £100. Registration fee gets you one Santa suit (complete with beard) which you get to keep! Please see the website to register for the event:

eoSurgical Essay Competition 2015

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The eoSurgical medical student essay competition 2015 is now open:

“How minimally invasive can surgery become?”

Volunteers Needed For Mock PACES

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Sat 29th Nov and Sun 30th Nov

8:30 – 17:00

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

LG Floor, Outpatients

If you can help out for part or all of the weekend please let us know.  We provide breakfast and lunch and a certificate. It is a great opportunity to see some pathology and get some cv points for helping to run a course.

Email for more information.

Orthopaedics Revision Course

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West Middlesex Hospital is running its annual comprehensive Orthopaedic revision course for finals. The one day course is consultant and registrar led and very exam orientated, it always receives incredibly good feedback. It will cover lectures on Orthopaedics and Trauma, Radiographs, Instruments and Examination and Viva techniques.

Date: Saturday 14th February 2015

Time: 9:00-17:00

Cost: £35 (working lunch provided)

Please see poster for more details and register online at

Please note that places are limited to 80 students.