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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Take 60 seconds as part of your preparation for medical school to get free support to benefit you for a lifetime.
Most medical schools ask you to join a medical defence organisation like us, for professional protection and over 85% of UK medical students choose Medical Protection. We provide all the support, advice and defence you need, so you can begin your career with confidence.
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
•             Free access to our online learning platform
•             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

GP Coding & Summarising – opportunity

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Should you find yourself at a loose end and fancy earning some money whilst immersing yourself in medical notes; come and join us at a friendly GP practice in Shepherds Bush.
Your hours can be flexible and you will be supported by friendly staff and a couple of knowledgeable GPs.
No experience required; apart from enthusiasm and a slight sense of humor. We will train you up. £10/hour

Please contact me at: if interested or you require more details.

Online survey regarding faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT)

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A team at Imperial are involved in conducting an international survey regarding the views of people from different backgrounds about faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT).  As part of this, we are really keen to gauge the views of medical students and science students.  As such, we would be really grateful if you could take two minutes to answer this quick survey:

GP Question Time

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A free GP Question Time event has been organised for students and junior doctors considering a career in general practice.
It’s a chance for you ask any questions about general practice to our panel, which is headed up by Helen Stokes- Lampard, the current chair of the Royal College of GPs. This will be followed by informal drinks with a group of GP trainees and new GPs.
  • Date: Tues 15th August
  • Time: 6pm
  • Venue: Royal College of GPs, 30 Euston Sq, London
Registration is free, and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis:

Medicine Unboxed

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Medicine Unboxed: MAPS – 25-26 November 2017, Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham, UK Call for Participation in Medicine Unboxed Students

Closing date: Midnight Sunday 16 July 2017

Medicine Unboxed aims to inspire conversation in society and healthcare. Practiced now in a world of extraordinary scientific and therapeutic advances, medicine nonetheless faces huge ethical, political and social challenges. Medicine Unboxed engages the general public with healthcare professionals to explore wider questions around life, social justice, illness and mortality. We believe the arts can illuminate these questions, bring us to debate, foster awe, wonder, and perhaps even humility.

Our events – Unboxed (2009), Stories (2010), Values (2011), Belief (2012), Voice (2013), Frontiers (2014), Mortality (2015), Wonder (2016) – are theatrical, moving and challenging, and draw sell-out audiences of over three hundred people. We bring writers, politicians, philosophers, musicians, performers and theologians into dialogue with patients and clinicians, indeed all of us who will one day be patients.

We are inviting applications for this year’s Medicine Unboxed student interns. Our interns are integral to the running of Medicine Unboxed events and also present their own original work and ideas within the events. Presentations are fifteen minutes long including time for questions, and can take any form at all; in fact, the more creative the better. We welcome and encourage applications from all student disciplines, including art, drama, music, medicine, literary studies, philosophy and allied health subjects. All travel expenses will be remunerated and accommodation arranged.

Applications should be 500 words long and specify: name, presentation title, planned format, contact details including email and mobile phone number, educational institution and subject being studied. The closing date for applications is midnight Sunday 16 July 2017. The four winning interns will be announced on Friday 4 August 2017. Please send all applications and any enquiries to

The British Student Doctor

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Are you interested in the unique opportunity to develop your critical appraisal skills, in addition to your knowledge of the peer review and editorial process, all whilst developing your CV?
The British Student Doctor is a high quality, open access, biannual, peer-reviewed, general medical journal, which publishes articles written primarily by medical students. In addition to publishing original research and systematic reviews, we also provide a platform to medical students to express original thought and reflections on clinical practice, student life and medical education.
All of the journal’s content is fully open access, available without subscription and with no authorship charges. All articles published in The British Student Doctor go through a rigorous peer-review process, led by our student editorial team. The governance of the journal is overseen by the journal’s faculty advisory board of senior academics, and the journal is published by Cardiff University Press and funded by Cardiff University School of Medicine.
After a successful first year, where we published two high quality issues, we are now looking to recruit a new editorial board for the 2017-18 academic year. For the first time, all UK medicals students are eligible to apply.
We are looking for enthusiastic and ambitious students to fill the following positions – for the majority of positions, no previous experience is required, as training will be provided.
·      Original Research Section Editor (x2)
·      Discussion Starters Section Editor (x2)
·      Reflections Section Editor
·      Social Media Manager
·      Mobile Phone Application Developer (previous experience desirable)
·      Video Producer (previous experience desirable)
Full information, job descriptions and application forms for these positions are available at: The deadline for all applications is the 31st of July.
In addition to the above positions, applications for medical student peer reviewers are always open. To date, more than 200 students from more than 20 UK medical students have enrolled and completed our reviewer training. To apply, visit
Thank you for reading this email – we hope to receive your application for this unique and exceptional opportunity, and to welcoming you to our team.