Speciality Focus Group

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‘Why not psychiatry? How medical students choose their speciality’ – free focus group with dinner

The Royal College of Psychiatry are keen to speak to medical students who are undecided about the specialty they want to pursue as a career. What are you looking for in your medical career? What influences your thinking about specialties? They are hosting a free focus group with dinner to understand what is important to you when it comes to choosing a speciality.

The focus group will be held in London with dinner and refreshments between 6 and 7.30pm on either 19th April, 26th April or 3rd May.

If you’re interested, please email careers@rcpsych.ac.uk with your preferred date and contact details.

Geoffrey Flavell Symposium

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The Geoffrey Flavell Symposium programme is now complete with eminent speakers and some parallel sessions to stimulate debate on cardio thoracic surgery. Dr Andrew Papanikitas, Course Director for the Diploma in Ethics and Healthcare has organised an exciting day of activities to keep you fully engaged. “Could there be anymore?” (I hear you ask) well, yes we will also have some related displays from our Archives, various organisations; networking opportunities and lunch included (Don’t forget your business cards).

If you would like to book, please contact Maria Ferran letting her know if you are a member, non-member or student (ID is required), any guests you wish to bring with you; and any dietary requirements. The Hall is fully accessible but if anyone has mobility needs, please let Maria know in advance.

Student BMJ Med Student Video Diary

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First years, Student BMJ want to give our online audience a really good taste of what life is like as a medical student, so we’re asking students to submit short video footage capturing bits of their day.

Below has more information on the sort of things we’d like to see, but we’re keen to see any real-life footage, however short or long, detailed or raw the entry.

Is there any better head-start to a great portfolio than being published by the Student BMJ in first year?

One 2 One Medicine Courses

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One 2 One Medicine consists of a team of 5 academic junior doctors that lecture 3 revision courses for medical students across the UK. They are dedicated to delivering high-quality lectures for every stage of medical school and have held courses at Imperial since 2012 and the feedback from your medics has been very positive year after year.

Upcoming events being held include:

Pre-Clinical: for 1st + 2nd years – Imperial, London 8-9th April
Clinical Cases: for 3rd + 4th years – Imperial, London 15-16th April

New Tool to Rank Foundation Jobs Quickly

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Dear Final Year Medical Students,

As part of a quality improvement project we have developed a tool to make the time consuming task of ranking your foundation jobs much easier. Our system uses an algorithm to instantly rank your jobs based on your preferences. It’s completely free and we hope it’s useful. If you have any feedback please do get in contact on the Facebook page or by the Contact Us section of the website. The link is:

www.medibuddy.co.uk

Thanks,

Mr Alex Trevatt MBChB, BSc, MRCS
Core Surgical Trainee London Deanery

Summer School on Intellectual Property

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The University of Bonn would like to invite graduate and postgraduate students from your university to a Summer School on Intellectual Property in Bonn.

The Summer School addresses graduate and postgraduate students from any field of study. It will take place from July 31 to August 11, 2017. The program is conducted in English.

Please feel free to visit the website of the Summer School on Intellectual Property: www.ipsummerschool.uni-bonn.de. The website will provide detailed information about the program.

Please do not hesitate to contact me or Ms. Kim Dubenkropp (dubenkropp@uni-bonn.de) if you have any questions.

Messly for final years

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Messly is the Online Doctors’ Mess – an innovative online platform helping medical students and doctors make evidence-based career choices.

We’ve worked with the GMC to design our Training Navigator which breaks down over 80,000 data points from the GMC Survey 2016 into 5-star ratings as the ‘TripAdvisor for NHS Jobs’. We have over 2000 junior doctors registered, many of whom have written honest and detailed reviews of their hospital rotations.

If you’re a Final Year students who has just been allocated their Foundation Schools last week – head over to http://www.messly.co.uk to make smarter choices about your hospital rotations.

HealthWatch Student Prize

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HealthWatch is the charity that has been promoting science and integrity in healthcare since 1991.

This year’s student prize competition for critical appraisal of clinical research protocols is now open.

There are two first prizes of £500 each, one for medical and dental students and one for students of nursing, midwifery and professions allied to medicine. Up to 5 runner-up prizes of £100 will be awarded in each class.

Prize winners will be invited to attend the HealthWatch Annual General Meeting in October to receive their prizes.

The competition consists of four hypothetical research protocols: your task is to rank the protocols in order from that most likely to provide a reliable answer to the stated aims of the trial to that least likely to do so. You then have to explain your ranking in no more than 600 words.

Entries must be received by 30 June 2017.

Find out more here.

Female undergraduate students for a research project

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We would like to invite you to participate in a new education research project. We are looking for female undergraduate students in years 3-6 to interview about their role models in medicine and the impact that gender has had on these. This is part of an education research project that I am doing with Dr Suveer Singh. The interview will take a maximum of 1 hour and can be done at a time and location convenient to you. All data collected will be entirely confidential and you are able to withdraw from the project at any time should you wish.

This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in some novel education research. If you would like any further information or would like to take part in this project please do not hesitate to contact me, Dr Nina Dutta, as soon as possible on ninadutta1@gmail.com.

MedTech inaugural National Student Conference

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MedTech inaugural National Student Conference is happening at Imperial on the 25th of March!

This is the perfect opportunity for students from universities across the UK who are interested in the integration of healthcare, business and technology! Gain more exposure and insight into the MedTech industry with:

– Talks from experienced personnel in the field
– Workshops to equip students with the basic information and skills to help you start your own healthcare innovations
– A Pitching contest with expert feedback for any of you with ideas!

The keynote speaking is Professor TONY YOUNG the NHS National Clinical Director for Innovation. Professor Young has successfully founded four of his own medical start-ups as well as the world-renowned £500m MedTech Campus. He has a passion for inspiring healthcare professionals to transform the NHS into the “Silicon Valley of healthcare”.

Students from ALL academic backgrounds are welcome! As places for the conference are limited please ensure you sign up early.

Facebook event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1410810252287101/?active_tab=discussion

Purchase your ticket from the following link for only £5:

https://www.medtechstudent.org/conference

Lunch will be provided!