BSDS Medical Student Essay Prize

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Twice yearly the British Society for Dermatological Surgery (BSDS) sets an essay title on a topic relating to dermatological surgery and offers a prize for the winning essay. The title for the next essay prize is:

“Skin cancer and patients’ use of Dermatology apps – a cause for concern or the future of healthcare provision?”

Attached is a poster and application form (with conditions of entry) for the Essay Prize. The BSDS Medical Student Essay Prize is open to any individual who has medical student status at the time of application, or who graduates in 2018.

Closing date for applications is 31st January 2018. The winner will receive a prize of £150. For further details on how to apply please click here. 

Institute of Medical Ethics Student Conference

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The Institute of Medical Ethics are hosting their first annual student conference on Saturday 10th February 2018, at the University of Sheffield.

This promises to be a valuable and stimulating experience for the development of Medical Students, and is free of charge.

Please find attached the event poster: Conference Poster_IME_2017

Booking details can be found using this link.

Anyone wishing to submit an Abstract should do so through the following submission portal.

David Charchoglyan is the IME Committee Student Lead.

Medical Protection Membership

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Membership of Medical Protection goes beyond defence to give you the support you need during your studies, including:
•             The medical student pocket guide, covering everything from day one as a fresher to going abroad for your elective
•             A free copy of the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Examination and Practical Skills, worth £29.99
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•             Up to 25% discount on a wide range of medical textbooks including Oxford University Press and Wisepress
Joining online is quick and easy. It takes less than 60 seconds for a lifetime of protection, all you need to do it click on this link

BSIR Annual Meeting Essay Awards 2017

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“Annual Meeting Essay Awards 2017 for Medical Students & Foundation Doctors Y1/2”

Essay Titles:

1. Deep impact: the impact of interventional radiology on modern patient care

2. The art of intervention: describe a case where interventional radiology played a major role in treating the patient and what you learnt?

Please select  one of the essay title options above. There is a drop down menu on the submission site.

  • ELIGIBILITY: medical students and foundation doctors year 1 , 2.
  • Entrants are asked to provide an essay using one of the titles above
  • Word limit is 500 words
  • Deadline for submission is 30th August 2017
  • Once submission is complete an automated email with unique number will be emailed to you  Please retain this
  • Best 2 essays will be published in the BSIR Delegate Handbook 2017 and BSIR website.
  • Certificates of awards will be given to all recipients

    AWARD DETAILS : An award (£300 plus free annual meeting registration ) will be made towards travel and accommodation at the BSIR 2017 ICC Birmingham 1st – 3rd Nov 2017 . It is anticipated that this award will be given for attendance on all three days of the annual meeting. A prorated rate will be in place for reduced attendance. A record of attendance at BSIR 2017 Annual Meeting sessions will be required for reimbursement.

Essays will be scored on:

‘Shape of Palliative Medicine’ Juniors Conference

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The ‘Shape of Palliative Medicine’ Conference’, affiliated with the APM (Association of Palliative Medicine)
is taking place at the Education and Conference Centre, City Hospital Campus in Nottingham
on Saturday 4th November, 2017.
We are delighted to have some brilliant speakers for this event, including keynote speaker Professor Rob George (Consultant Physician Palliative Care, Guys and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust, Honorary Professor of Palliative Care, Kings College London), as well as workshops on symptom control, careers, shape of training, ethics and much much more.
There is also an opportunity to present your work (pertinent to palliative medicine) at a National Conference – we are accepting abstracts for poster presentations (see submission for attached) with the opportunity for two delegates to be upgraded to an oral presentation.  Deadline for abstract submission is 14th August, 2017.
Please email your submissions to
Ticket sales are now OPEN.
£14 for APM members
£16 for non-members
Please register quickly to avoid disappointment!  Latest booking date 26th October, 2017