How the Fruit-fly Transformed Biomedical Science

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Dear staff and students,

I am writing to invite you to the lecture: How the Fruitfly transformed Biomedical Science, by Professor Philip W Ingham, Vice Dean for Research and Toh Kian Chui Distinguished Professor at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine in Singapore on Wednesday 5th November at 5.30pm.

Professor Ingham has been at the forefront of genetic and developmental biology research over the last three decades. This has included furthering our understanding of the genetic control of cell-cell signalling in the embryos of Drosophila and zebrafish and the roles “hedgehog” proteins play in human development and varieties of cancer. In 2007 he was elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and, in 2014, was awarded the Waddington Medal by the British Society for Development Biology for outstanding research performance as well as services to the subject community.

Please register by online form for catering purposes.

ICSM SORA National Conference

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Thinking about getting involved in research? Considering the Academic Foundation Programme?

Future Academics In Healthcare‘ is a golden opportunity to gain insights from world leaders about their own experiences of research. With workshops tailored to give you the skills and inspiration to take on academic pursuits it shouldn’t be missed!

With lunch included and the Science Museum providing FREE liquid nitrogen ice cream, get your ticket early to avoid missing out.

RSM Specialty Careers Fair

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Our much loved careers fair is back for another year, providing you with a complete look at possible career paths in medicine.

We will have over 50 specialist stands to visit, representatives from Royal Colleges, as well as lectures giving you an insight into key specialties.

We hope you will gain all the information you need to help you choose your specialty, and learn more about what it entails.

Alongside the stands there will be freebies, entertainment, refreshments and a free prize draw.

Register now to secure your free place and ensure you receive all the information you need to help you with your chosen career path.

For more information please visit the RSM website.

TiME 4: Innovations in medical education – 22nd October 2014

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By popular demand, we are back for our fourth summer conference!

Open to all doctors and students with an interest in medical education – lunch and coffees included, as well as a chance to try out UCL’s latest tech, gadgets and apps over a glass of wine after the conference!

Who: Teaching fellows, trainees and doctors or students interested in medical education

When: Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 13:30 – 17:00

Where: The Whittington Clinical Skills Centre, Magdala Ave, Greater London N19 5NF

Cost: £25 (limited number of free student places)

See the website for more details and a preliminary programme.
To register and secure your place: pay here
More information at website

 

Student Volunteers Required For PBL Workshops

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We require TEN volunteers for a PBL tutor training session and you will be asked to take part in a mock PBL session. Afterwards you will be asked about your views regarding the facilitation – what was good, what could have been improved etc. Your input is greatly appreciated – workshop participants usually say it was the best part of the workshop! The workshop will take place in room 5 in the Seminar and Learning Centre (SALC) at South Kensington Campus.
Each student will receive a £15.00 iTunes voucher and free tea, coffee, biscuits, cakes and fruit!

Call For Abstracts

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Making a Start in Healthcare Research
ICSM Society of Research and Academia (SORA) National Conference – November 8th 2014, Business School, South Kensington
With the aim of providing inspiration to the next generation of researchers in healthcare, the SORA National conference ‘Making a start in Healthcare Research’ is a fantastic opportunity to present your research to a panel of esteemed judges, as well as a chance to win cash prizes! (£50 each for the top two posters and oral presentations).
All research is welcome. Use the link below to submit by midnight on Sunday 5th October.
If you have any questions send them to me1109@ic.ac.uk and we will get back to you ASAP.
Best wishes,
SORA National Conference committee
Update: Abstract submission deadline extended until 12th October, see icsmsora.org.uk/conference for more details!

Social Media in Medical Education Survey

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Dear students,

We’re collaborating with Manchester Medical School in this study on Social Media in Medical Education.

The objective of this survey is to capture information regarding the current practice of medical students on social media. In addition, this survey aims to explore whether social media can be used for educational purposes.

The findings collected will contribute to a better understanding of social media’s role in medical education. Furthermore, opportunities for social media integration into the medical curriculum could be explored.

This survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/15FOLEQx2WkS1hKWzbovz5Wrp74ObbqWpsVIWbG7ULpg/viewform

Student Opportunities from the British Society for Haematology

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Education Days: 4 and 25 October 

Haematology is often seen as difficult, yet problems occur daily on the wards and in general practice and a good level of knowledge is vital.  BSH is holding two study days this autumn.  The first is Basic Haematology on 4 October (London), aimed mainly at first year clinical students and the second, Essential Haematology on 25 October (Leeds) is aimed at senior students and foundation doctors.  Both days are very modestly priced!  To find out more and book a place, please visit this link: http://www.b-s-h.org.uk/193_Students.html

Essay Prize 2014

Undergraduate medical and BMS students from UK schools in any year of training are invited to write an essay on:  ‘Does the 21st century haematologist need a microscope?’  The prize is £500 for the winner and £250 for the runner-up.  There is a 2,500 word limit excluding references.  Maximum of 20 references in any standard style. The format must be Word Doc ONLY, no PDFs or Docx, please.  Font to be Arial point 11 with line spacing of 1.5.  Entries may be checked for plagiarism.  Please send entries to: monwara@b-s-h.org.uk by 31 December 2014.

Student Representatives

BSH is looking for two students to sit on its Education Subcommittee.  One appointment will be for two years, the other for three.  The Subcommittee, formed in 2010, has focused most of its work on undergraduates by running master classes, an essay prize and developing online teaching resources.  This is an exciting opportunity for medical students to contribute to the future educational work of the BSH.  The posts will involve three meetings a year, held in London, and expenses for attendance will be paid.  Each candidate should have 2-3 years remaining as a medical student and be studying in the UK.  Please send a brief letterby 17 October explaining your reasons for applying to monwara@b-s-h.org.uk

Paediatrics Society – Team Leader Applications

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Hi Everyone,

Team Leader Applications are open for this year. After another successful year we are looking for 18 dedicated & enthusiastic volunteers to lead Play Teams next year!! Anyone in or above 3rd year (or equivalent for DE/GE) can apply. You do not need to have been a member before but this will be beneficial.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1zG0sMXboiKjo_UyjJg4t_zjVMdmokYMv9yaVfrFAHrg/viewform?usp=send_form

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us and we will get back to you asap :)

Paeds Soc Love,
Alison, Sarah & Tanitha _______________________________________________

Student Volunteers Required for PBL Workshop

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We require TEN volunteers for a PBL tutor training session and you will be asked to take part in a mock PBL session. Afterwards you will be asked about your views regarding the facilitation – what was good, what could have been improved etc. Your input is greatly appreciated – workshop participants usually say it was the best part of the workshop! The workshop will take place in room 601 in the Skempton Building at South Kensington Campus.

Each student will receive a £15.00 iTunes voucher (or £15.00 book token) and free tea, coffee, biscuits, cakes and fruit!