Surgical OSCEs Course

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Taught by North East London trainees this course covers the conditions encountered in Surgical OSCEs.

Contains methods to approach Viva questions and model answers.

This free course is open to all medical students.


Saturday 13th February 2016 @ 10:00-16:00

Milton LT, Garrod Building, Turner Street, London, E1 2AD

Join this facebook group for more information.

Get involved in RAG Circle Line!

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Over 1000 Medical and Biomedical Sciences Students Take to the Streets of London to Give Back to the Community!


This Friday 5th February 2016, the Imperial College School of Medicine’s (ICSM) students will take to the streets of London for their annual Circle Line organised by the ICSM RAG Committee (Raising and giving). The day will involve students from all six year groups participating in voluntary activities such as: Street Collects, Volunteering with the elderly, Musical performances in hospitals and train stations, helping with Amnesty International campaigns and volunteering in shelters. The students will then all celebrate their charitable achievements in the evening with everyone who signs up to a charity act getting free entry at a local club.

Traditionally, this day can make up to tens of thousands of pounds for charity from collections, ticket sales and T-shirt sales. This year the charity the union are supporting is the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability in Putney, near to the Charing Cross Hospital Imperial College campus.

The event has moved away from what it was traditionally built as back in 1999. The union maintain the tradition of using the circle line, but use the stations on the circle line as different points for volunteering opportunities- to which there is an abundance! Circle line 2016 is expected to be a day where everyone in the School of Medicine that wants to take part will be able to make a real impact in the local community, and celebrate a massive amount of hard work! The RAG Chair, Sammy Sundar, said “ICSM RAG Circle Line is an annual event that has been at the heart of the medical school for over a decade. It feeds the life and soul of our ICSM RAG and allows us to continue to raise tremendous amounts of money, for a truly worthy cause and contribute to what makes the medical school so special”.

The day comes at the end of RAG week, with events running through the week such as a sponsored Head Shave and a charity auction! The President of the ICSM Student Union, Maredudd Harris, said in his email to all students “I hope you will all rise to the challenge and embrace the change. This day is already looking to be highly enjoyable and I invite you all to join in. I hope everyone has a fantastic time throughout RAG week and to see you all at the events.”

About Imperial College School of Medicine RAG (Raising and Giving)

RAG events run throughout the year to raise money and give community opportunities to the Imperial College School of Medicine students. For more information on the Circle Line event or on other RAG events please contact one of the members of our ICSM Student Union below.

For more information please contact Sammy, RAG Chair. Or alternatively Mala, Head of Events

Research Opportunity-MSICo

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The Medical Student Investigators Collaborative (MSICo) is a national, student-led research group focusing on medical education, patient safety and quality improvement research. We have a proven track record in exploring big issues affecting medical students and taking these ideas through to publication. We have just finished our first project: a national evaluation of medical school examination difficulty (
We are about to embark on a new project examining the degree to which timetabled teaching activities at UK medical schools vary in terms of volume, type and content. We are looking to recruit students to join our data analysis team. You will be authored on the papers and published as a result of this work.
Email if interested.

Crash Course in Dermatology for Finals!

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Wednesday 3rd February at 6:30pm @ Brian Drewe Lecture Theatre, Charing Cross

Hosted by Imperial College Derm Soc and consultant dermatologist, Shirin Zaheri, this crash course will cover all you need to know for dermatology for finals.

The crash course will cover:

  • – How to examine and describe skin lesions for final
  • Common dermatology shorts with management
  • Mock shorts station with real patients
  • Tips on how to ace the dermatology section in finals
  • Experiences of the shorts station
  • Free dermatology handbooks will also be given out!

Brompton PACES Revision Course

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Founded in 2008, BromptonPACES provide intensive small-group ‘hands-on’ examination skills revision courses aimed at final year medical undergraduates.

Special January 2016 offer for ICSM students only: 3 for 2. Please email us at to receive this offer.

Next courses:     

February 13th and February 14th 2016: 1 day ‘hands-on’ practical OSCE examination skills revision course

Location:         St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington

Tutors:            All experienced medical registrars (ST6+)

All attendees will receive:

  • High-yield small group teaching in clinical examination covering core medical examination routines.
  • Personalised individual feedback
  • Substantive course hand-out covering all the likely OSCE scenarios and “examiner favourite” viva questions
  • Tips on how to excel in OSCEs and distinguish yourself above your peers
  • Expert guidance on how to present your case findings professionally and negotiate difficult questions.

For further information, visit

Polygeia Researcher Recruitment Now Open!

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Polygeia is a student run global health think tank giving students from top universities the opportunity to engage in research and policy making. In fulfilling this ambition, we provide policy makers and NGOs with the opportunity to commission evidence-based global health policy research.

We are currently recruiting researchers who will form our project teams. If you are passionate about Global Health issues and would like to help produce research that will shape Global Health policy and interventions in the future, apply to join our research teams and tell us what you are interested in.

To apply, please visit

Sign ups close on the 24th of January (Sunday), and shortlisted candidates will be interviewed between the 22nd and the 31st. Successful candidates are expected to attend the first team meeting on Saturday 13th February.

For more details about Polygeia, and about the roles we are recruiting for, please visit

Epoc Medical Careers Conferences

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Conferences for A level students interested in becoming doctors:

Saturday the 30th January 2016 and Sunday 20th March 2016 at University College London, in Gower Street, WC1

The student panel (about 10 students in all) will be introduced  to the A level students before lunch and will circulate and chat informally during lunch.  After lunch three students from the panel will participate in a more formal question and answer  session in the lecture theatre. This is a good opportunity for public speaking experience on a student’s CV. We pay £25 to students taking part in the ‘Q&A’ session and  £20 to others. We provide lunch to all. We will need students  to arrive by 12:25pm sharp and to stay until about 1:35 (after lunch) or about 2:15 (after the Q&A session).

Dress code is comfortable to casual.  Students don’t need to prepare anything before the event – they just need to  be willing to introduce themselves, and to talk about experiences of UCAS, interviews, medical school and so on.

For more information email Peter Scott here