British Society for the History of Medicine Congress

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The British Society for the History of Medicine Congress is in Edinburgh this year.

Keynote speakers will include Philippa Langley , who led the successful search for the remains of Richard III, and the Guthrie lecture will be delivered by Professor David Watters from Melbourne. The Congress is being held in association with the Society for the Social History of Medicine whose sponsored keynote speaker is Professor Malcolm Nicolson.

We are keen to encourage medical students and students of history of medicine to attend the Congress and present a poster or paper.
Students have reduced delegate rates and there are bursaries for travel and delegate fees for students who register as delegates. More information can be found on the poster below.

BMJ Focus Groups – Medical Society Contribution

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The BMJ are looking for current Medical Students to take part in a series of focus groups and interviews.
We’re trying to make what we do here better for med students and so we want your advice about how we can do that.
The benefits are that you get to have an active influence on the direction of our company and we’ll send you a participation certificate that you can add to your portfolio. (Plus free cakes and coffee!)

The interviews can be in groups or by phone, in London or on your campus, whatever works for you! Drop me an email at rwhistler@bmj.com if you or you’re society members might be interested.

Frontiers in TBI 2017

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“Frontiers in TBI 2017”

13-14th July, South Kensington, London (UK)

· A 2-day scientific program at the forefront of TBI research.
· Networking with colleagues from a range of disciplines.
· A beautiful location in Central London.

We have a fantastic speaker line-up, covering major topics in TBI, from big data collaborations to animal models, from neuropsychiatric complications to new treatment approaches. We’ll also be covering sports TBI, military TBI and medicolegal aspects. Our speakers include: David Brody, Lee Goldstein, David Sharp, David Menon, Steve Gentleman, Tony Belli, Marten Risling, Simon Fleminger, Seena Fazel, Tom McMillan, Faraneh Vargha-Khadem… This promises to be an exciting conference for any scientist or clinician working within the field of TBI.

For full details: www.frontiersintbi.org

***Abstract and Early Bird Registration Deadline March 31st 2017***

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