Preclinical Refresher Course 2015

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This 2 day course is mainly aimed at students who have recently intercalated a BSc degree and who would like to refresh their memory of the most clinically important and relevant topics from their first 2 years of study.


We will cover the most clinically relevant topics from your preclinical studies. This includes anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, neuroscience and ethics & law. Each session will be 1 h long and we will teach 3 most important topics from each subject that will help you to ace your clinicals.

We will also deliver a mini-series of ‘Ace the Clinical Exams’. Each session will be 15 mins long and will cover the top tips for succeeding in exams as a clinical student. We will also give advice on what you can do from early on to get your ideal job as a Foundation Year doctor.


We particularly welcome medical students who have recently intercalated a degree (3rd and 4th years in most medical schools). However, students in 1st and 2nd years of medical school are also welcome to join in and we can advise which sessions will be most relevant to you!


Session 1: 11th-12th/July

Session 2: 18th-19th/July

9.30 am to 4.00 pm each day.

You are welcome to join one of both days of the course.


Central London. Exact location TBC


Please fill out our application form here

Cost –

covers administration, venue hire, refreshments throughout the day, teaching materials

£30 for 1 day

£50 for 2 days

Please contact Sophie at or see our Facebook page for more details (

Foundation Transition Course

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The second annual national foundation transition course delivers fundamental aspects of being a doctor not covered during medical school. If you are concerned about your transition from being a medical student to a doctor then this course is designed to give you the confidence you need for your first day on the ward.

Our interactive near-to-peer teaching approach provides a unique insight into what you can expect as a foundation doctor working in a demanding acute trauma centre or district general hospital. Designed and delivered by foundation doctors, the course allows students the opportunity to hear from those with first-hand experience of how to handle life as a newly qualified F1 doctor, both on and off the ward.

Our training provides medical students with practical ‘on the job’ tools to help newly qualified doctors cope with:

  • Common clinical scenarios
  • Managing workflow
  • Patient lists
  • Stressful work situations
  • On-calls
  • Financial concerns
  • Work life balance
  • ARCP signoff and e-Portfolio
  • How to make the transition into a successful foundation doctor

The morning session will be chaired by Professor Parveen Kumar, author of ‘Clinical medicine’ by Kumar and Clark.

Find out more about the team delivering the course by clicking here.

During the day you will have an opportunity to hear from and also network with foundation doctors currently working in your future jobs. You will find out what will be expected of you and hear how to succeed in your training.

Final Year Survey

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Final Year #MedStudent? Want to win £50 Amazon vouchers and books?
Complete the online survey on research training at #MedSchool or at

We are conducting a survey to evaluate research training within the UK undergraduate curriculum, on behalf of the Student Audit and Research in Surgery network (STARSurg).

Your answers will be treated anonymously and will not be passed onto anyone outside the study team.

The study has ethical approval from the University of Sheffield (Reference: 001871). If you wish for more information, please contact the team by email: Runner Up prizes of Elsevier and CRC Press medical textbooks

Reynolds Bar Meeting

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Please find below the notes from the May Reynold’s Bar meeting.


F1 Prep 2015

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This is a full-day course run by F1s for new F1s. We’ll pass on the gems we’ve learned from our first year as doctors and answer all of your questions.


Saturday 18th July 2015 or Sunday 19th July 2015


Central London, venue TBC

Cost? £10/person, to cover food and refreshments throughout the day, as well as course materials and notes.

BDIAP Grants to Support Student BScs in Histopathology

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The BDIAP offers up to five grants per year to support undergraduates undertaking a BSc, or equivalent, in Pathology as part of their undergraduate career. Such a BSc will normally be undertaken in departments of histopathology, cellular pathology or cytopathology in universities, medical schools, NHS laboratories or research institutes in the United Kingdom or overseas. Applications, including proposals for work on research projects in pathology, should be submitted by the end of May 2015 and will be considered by the education and IT subcommittee of the BDIAP. The grant will normally be for a maximum of £15,000 pounds sterling and is primarily to support living expenses and university fees during the year of study rather than bench fees.

At those medical schools where intercalation is mandatory (Imperial, Oxford, Cambridge and UCL), the BDIAP will offer two grants of £3,000 each.

Further information and an application form are available on the BDIAP website at

Tell us your experience of simulation and stand a chance to win a £50 voucher for Amazon!

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We are exploring medical students’ experiences of the role of simulation in preparation to becoming junior doctors. We believe that you can make an important contribution to this study by telling us your simulation experience through a short interview at Imperial College Campus.

We would like to invite you to participate if you are:

  • Final year or 5th year Imperial College medical student
  • Have previous experience of simulation of acutely unwell patients

Please contact Phui Yee Wong at if you are interested.