Volunteers Needed for 3rd Year Induction at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital: SEPT 16th and 18th 2014

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We are arranging a 3rd year clinical induction programme on Tuesday 16th Sept and Thursday 18th Sept at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.  We are looking for 2nd year students to act as patients for the following scenarios/sessions:

–          Tues 16th Sept, history teaching sessions from 2:30 – 4:30pm.  The student would be briefed on a patient history and then a 3rd year student would take a history from them, while a doctor watches and gives feedback/teaching.

–          Thurs 18th Sept: CVS/resp/neuro/abdo examination stations.  We would need students who would be willing to be examined by 3rd year students, while a doctor supervises and teaches them. Morning session: 9am – 12:30pm, or afternoon session 1:30pm to 4:45pm.

This would be useful for the 1st/2nd year students as:

  • They will be able to experience what it is like to be a patient for the day.
  • They will be able to benefit from the teaching in order to facilitate their own history taking and examination skills.
  • They will be able to pre-empt what might be expected from them during their 3rd year.

The Jackie Deakin and Newbigin Family Essay Prize Competition

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Full Competition Information here


Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder characterised by involuntary and sustained muscle spasms which cause abnormal movements and postures.Dystonia is debilitating and painful. It can be generalised, affecting the whole of the body, or focal – affecting part of the body such as the jaw, tongue or mouth, head and neck, arms and hands, or the muscles around the eye.

Dystonia in children can be particularly cruel, and is often progressive. It can leave a child with an able mind in a seriously disabled and contorted body, sometimes unable to communicate.

Undergraduate Cardiovascular Conference 2014

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Dear All Medical Students & Junior Doctors, 
Following the success of the 2013 conference, the British Undergraduate Cardiovascular Association (BUCA) is proud to announce the 2nd International and 3rd National Undergraduate Cardiovascular Conference hosted at Barts & the London in the prestigious People’s Palace, Queen Mary University on the Sunday 19th October 2014. BUCA is working together with all the UK cardiovascular societies to bring you a world-class cardiovascular conference.
This pioneering conference features lectures by the country’s most distinguished cardiovascular clinicians and researchers, including heroes like Dr Andrew Deaner saving Bolton footballer Fabrice Muamba. This promises to demonstrate current best practice and to provide an insight into the future of cardiovascular medicine.

Undergraduate Opthalmology Survey

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Dear Medical Student/Junior Doctor

The British Undergraduate Ophthalmology Society in association with the The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Education Committee is conducting a short survey into current ophthalmology teaching at medical school. We would like to invite all medical students (year 3 and above) and junior doctors (FY1/2) to participate in this 15 minute survey. Some sections of the survey can be skipped if they are not relevant to you.

Your feedback is vital in helping improve future ophthalmology training at undergraduate level. We depend on a high response rate to gain meaningful results. Therefore, I would ask you to make time to complete the survey prior to closing on 1/9/14. As a thank you, by completing the survey you will be entered into a prize draw to win £50 Amazon/iTunes vouchers.

Thank you for your time.

Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/buos

Kind regards

NBA Basketball Opportunity

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We have an exciting event happening on the 27th August 2014 in LONDON which require 5 students who LOVE basketball to support us.

Imperial London College, Ethos Sports Centre, South Kensington, 7 Princes Gardens, London, SW7 1NA

5pm – 8pm

What’s the event about?
NBA are in close partnership with Footlocker and they have created a mini competition for fans to enter. 60 lucky people will have a chance to compete in the 3-point competition where they will be a famous player.

Who we need?
x5 NBA Basketball fans who want to have fun with us for the evening and experience another exciting basketball event

For more information please contact volunteers@wmgllc.com

Students Wanted

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20 medical students

Open to Years 3-6 students only

Spend an enjoyable afternoon being taught by keen new teachers for their teaching practice session and learn a lot. You are not being assessed but your feedback on the teaching will be vital. No preparation needed. First come first served.

Date: Thursday 04 September 2014 

Time: 13:00 – 17:00

Venue: Auditorium, Events Centre, Stewart House, 32 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5DN

All volunteers will receive £30.00 before tax, inclusive of travel expenses

If you are available to attend please inform Faculty Development via email:


Vision Senior Conference Recruitment

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Want to spend a fun day helping out future medics and getting a great addition to your CV? Volunteer at this year’s Senior Conference on Sunday 21st September 2014! It is an outreach day designed to encourage sixth form students from all backgrounds in to Medicine. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers from all year groups as group tutors (Conducting mock interviews and personal statement & interview tutorials), general helpers or marshals. Certificates will be provided for your portfolios. If interested, email Eric rf612@ic.ac.uk or Roberta rs4510@ic.ac.uk with your year group, role preference and contact number. This would be a great opportunity to put all your experience in the admissions process to good use to help future medics!

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Skin School 2014: Registration and Abstracts Now Open

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Registration and abstract submission are now open for Skin School 2014, a national dermatology and plastic surgery conference for medical students and trainee doctors to be held at Osler House, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, on 26th September 2014.
This one day conference is a mix of practical surgical skills sessions and talks both career specific and of interest from leading consultants in both specialities.

There will also be an opportunity for selected delegates to present a poster on a topic related to dermatology or plastic surgery and for the authors of the best three abstracts to do a short oral presentation at the conference. For these, abstracts must be submitted by 16th August 2014 to skinschool14@gmail.com with the subject ‘[your name] abstract’. If you would only like to be considered for one category of abstract presentation, please make this clear on your email.  Presenting at a national conference such as this provides extra points on applications not only for AFP jobs but also training posts in the future.

To register for the conference, please email skinschool14@gmail.com before 6th September 2014. The cost of the conference is £20 which includes all surgical materials and food and refreshments throughout the day.

The website is coming soon, in the meantime the Facebook page address is: https://www.facebook.com/events/1427803480831894/

RSM Student Members Committee Recruitment 2015

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The Royal Society of Medicine Student Members Group is looking for 2 representatives for the next academic year. This is a great opportunity to get involved in organising national events for medical students, in association with the prestigious Royal Society of Medicine. Please see the attached document for further details or email us for more information at vn108@imperial.ac.ukime.eka09@imperial.ac.uk or adam.karlsson12@imperial.ac.uk

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RCP Medical Careers Day

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20 September 2014, London


The Royal College of Physicians annual Medical careers day – offers expert careers advice, guidance and support for medical students.


‘It gave me great insight and things to take away with me to think about and engage with as I go through my final year and approach the foundation years.’

Harriet Roberts, medical student and 2013 delegate.


Join the RCP and save up to 85% on tickets – tickets are just £10 for medical student members, giving access to a careers exhibition of all the medical specialties and sessions tailored especially for students.


For more information and to book your place please visit the RCP website.