This year at ICSM and ICSMSU we are trying to rehash Careers entirely and 2012-13 is very much a transition phase for everybody involved. This does mean that aspects of this are a work in progress and there should be constant, if not necessarily rapidly and for that I apologise, but in the long term we, together with the faculty, will have produced a strong, everlasting foundation for future Careers work to be based upon. As ever, if you have any questions, problems or suggestions or would like to help improve Careers at ICSM, please contact me at email@example.com
Jac Cooper – firstname.lastname@example.org
If anyone needs to contact the FEO- here are some relevant email addresses: North West Thames Foundation School (Administrator Philippa Shallard)- email@example.com
Electives Administrator Wendy Pearson – firstname.lastname@example.org
Careers Fair Administrator Martin Kenton – email@example.com
FEO Careers Talks Administrator Andrew Wright – firstname.lastname@example.org
Overall Careers Coordinator Mr Shiv Chopra – email@example.com
The ICSMSU Careers Survey- http://obsurvey.com/S2.aspx?id=a8b7d76b-f2a0-4093-ade1-65096ef69d2c. The password is Phoenix. We have officially collected our data for this year but would love more and all feedback will help us change our approach to Careers.
If you are a BMS student and would like to answer a survey specific to your course, there is one here: http://obsurvey.com/S2.aspx?id=A92599A5-17E8-405A-967C-3640C423F8C7
And if you want to follow/like us on Facebook, where our page hosts updates and events, please find us here: http://www.facebook.com/ICSMCareersSoc
There is also a new Careers page on the intranet run by the Faculty – https://education.med.imperial.ac.uk/Careers/index.htm. This is an incredibly useful page and has information including a Careers calendar from Medical Careers, the ICSM Careers Guide booklets to download and more!
And if you are looking for information on UKFPO applications and Foundation Schools (particularly NWTFS), you can email NWTFS with the addresses shown above or check this intranet page:
The page now shows the destination of Imperial graduates by Foundation School for years 2011 and 2-12:
I hope all this is helpful, email me if you feel there are useful links we should have up on here!
Introduction to the ICSMSU Careers Society
Dear students of ICSM, new to the Careers scene in 2013 is the ICSMSU Careers Society. The aim of this is to act in 2 rather ways:
1) To be a protective umbrella society to allow smaller specialty and careers based societies to form and continue to exist under ICSMSU without needing to go through the prolonged application through ICU and without needing to adhere to ICU’s society necessities which would be impossible for some of these societies. It also formalises societies that couldn’t really exist previously (due to size issues or lack of authorisation) and will, once everything is completely finalised, allow them access through Careers Society into eactivities and thus IC finances and actvities. Examples of societies under this would be Dermatology Society or Paediatrics Society. Currently, as it entirely newly set up, the infrastructure is still being finished off but it will be done soon allowing the society and its constituents to flourish from the beginning of the next academic year. If anybody has an interest in joining Paediatrics, Dermatology, Neurology or Opthalmology societies but didn’t know they were there or where to find them, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you to them. If you are interested in setting up a new society for a currently uncatered for specialty or career, email me at the same address.
2)To centralise information regarding Careers talks and events put on by the SU, Careers Societies (both those coming under the criteria above and also individual societies like Surgical Society), other organisations that may be of interest and the FEO. To this end, we are putting together a Careers Calendar and advertising these events here and on Facebook. Once again, this will work far better once we get into the new academic year because this is a highly transitional plan at the moment, but if you have any events or talks you are putting on, please email email@example.com: it’s useful for us to know to try and get relevant events and talks on the same day and to help you by advertising across the medical school. We have staff members on the FEO who help with this as well.
There will be a Careers Soc Meeting in February to see how things are getting along and to identify and eradicate problems, plan the next 2 terms in terms of events etc. I will advertise this when I have sorted a date out, but though it is mostly for Careers Soc Committee members (currently the Chair, Treasurer and Secretary of the Society, the Chairs and Treasurers and Secretaries of the Societies above and soon to include ambassadors from other societies I hope), anyone is welcome to come along
There will be society specific emails soon, but in the meantime, Paediatrics (firstname.lastname@example.org) is run by email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org and Dermatology by email@example.com
I’ll update you all soon,
Dear all, we now have official Societies for Psychiatry, Oncology and Obstetrics, as well as reviving Ophthalmology Society and hopefully with the likes of Plastics and Pharmacology Society on the way. If anyone is interested in being involved in any of these or setting up any new Societies, please contact me.
Psychiatry Soc- firstname.lastname@example.org
Obstetrics Society – email@example.com
Oncology Society – firstname.lastname@example.org
Cardiology Society - email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Psychiatry Bursaries from the Royal College- http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/training/studentassociates/prizesandbursaries/howtoapply.aspx#faculties
Careers Fair- 20th February 2013
Thank you to everyone who helped at and attended the Careers Fair, we had a great turnout in the end and hope the event was useful to those who came. Let me know at email@example.com if you have any feedback
I will try and put up information from teh Fair and interactive sessions for those who couldn’t attend as soon as possible
Could those who attended please give feedback at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-DJGFCVoXmkW100xk_Y9b5r-tYPpfS4eXwc3g8Ugwzc/viewform?sid=e0885ae717e5ac9&token=qx9kMT0BAAA.X17VmsWS-nv52z9I0AkBMg.ve0Gzg2bWdsfxm8HvoeVfQ&pli=1
Up & coming Careers Events
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From NWTFS, regarding FPAS allocationsDear All, I hope your preparation for Finals is going well.As you know, on Monday 25 February you will find out which Foundation School you have been allocated to. You will receive an email from the FPAS system between 9am and 10am asking you to log into your account. First you will need to do a short survey. Once completed you will be able to see which School you are in. If for some reason you do not get an email, you should log in anyway by 10am and you will be able to see which School you are in after doing the survey.Your allocated Foundation School will be in touch with you next week with details of how to rank your programme preferences, start dates, jobs fairs, etc. Your references will be collected via the FPAS system between 4 March and 4 April.If anyone has not been allocated to a Foundation School and is on the reserve list they should contact me and I will arrange a meeting with you to talk through how the reserve list process will run.I will be in the FEO at Mary’s all day on Monday. If you have any problems or queries please do come and see me, or give me a call on 020 7594 3628 or Martin Kenton on 020 7594 3644.Have a good weekend.Best wishes,PhilippaPhilippa ShallardManager, North West Thames Foundation School& Imperial College Faculty Education Office (Medicine) at St Mary’s HospitalRoom G64, Medical School BuildingNorfolk PlacePaddington, London W2 1PGTel +44 (0)20 7594 3628
Information regarding the School of Medicine Elective Travel Awards 2013-14 is now available on the School of Medicine teaching intranet. You can view information and download an application form by following this link – https://education.med.imperial.ac.uk/Electives/grants.htm (School of Medicine teaching intranet – Electives – Grants and Awards)
Application is open to all those medical students whose elective falls within the period April to June 2014.
How to apply
Completed application forms should be submitted via your College Email account to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 noon on Wednesday 20 March 2013.
Note: When submitting your application, please ensure that
- Your attachments are appropriately named, i.e. surname, first name, category applied – e.g. Smith-John-CatA.docx
- Your email should also be headed with the subject line ‘Application for Elective Travel Award 2013’
Students applying for more than one category of award must submit their applications in one email. Changes will not be permitted after applications have been submitted: applicants are therefore advised to thoroughly check their application(s) before submitting.
Any applications submitted after the deadline will NOT be considered.
You should note that:
- If you are planning projects or your elective has not been confirmed you can submit an application with confirmation to follow. Please give detailed information regarding project proposals, details of the stage of planning that your elective has reached and when you expect the project and/or elective to be confirmed.
- Application Forms will be scored by Panels of Medical School Academics and Managers, as wells as two Student Union representatives, and subsequently discussed at a meeting.
- Awards will be made on the basis of the information given on the form. It is, therefore, important that you include as much detail as possible.
- Whilst we recognise that the majority of students could be considered to be in financial hardship, funds are limited. Awards will be made to students whom the Awards Group deems to be in the most need. Only students who have applied for Access to Learning Funds (ALF), College Hardship Funds or Medical School Hardship Funds would normally be considered under this category. If you have not applied for hardship funds, you should indicate why on your application.
- The Awards Group’s decisions are final and there is ‘no right of appeal’ for students not awarded grants; members of the Awards Group will not enter into correspondence with applicants not given awards.
These awards are provided to support medical students in undertaking their medical elective; students who consider themselves eligible under the award categories are strongly advised to submit an application.
Elective funding offered by external organisations
Information on external organisations who also offer elective funding can be viewed and downloaded from the undergraduate teaching intranet at: https://education.med.imperial.ac.uk/Electives/grants.htm
It would be a good idea for you to download the Harvard elective application pack and also for Mount Sinai, etc so you can familiarise yourself with all required.
For Mount Sinai – apply in July 2013
For New York University – apply around July 2013 as you have to fill in a form first and email back to see if NYU then request you to actually apply for the elective!
Harvard/Mayo/Mount Sinai/Yale/UCLA apply six months beforehand (about October 2013) as they organise their own students first
Rest of the USA – check on their website
The enclosed OH map advises you (as with all USA applications) to make your appointments, from May to September 2013 with the relevant immunization forms, otherwise you will not get all completed in time due to the black out period with OH appointments October to December to accommodate the new intake. Please note: this OH timeline applies to all elective placements not just the USA. Once you have decided where you want to apply a good idea to start booking your appointments from now to September 2013. Last minute emergencies etc can be accommodated in January/February 2014.
For Harvard, and most of the USA I organise a recommendation letter, transcript of your course, USMLE waiver, English Language competency and fill in the Section C form for Harvard and relevant forms for the rest of the Ivy League in the relevant pack. You will need to contact registry, student hub, Sherfield Building, South Kensington campus for your grades or http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/registry
Harvard as far as I know now, has also started an on-line application.
Do let me know if I can help you with anything else.
Wendy Pearson L.S.I.A.D.
Previous talks can be downloaded from here.
Please contact Jac at email@example.com for the password.