The Cusp

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The Cusp – a magazine focusing on the intersection between art forms, have just introduced a new scheme which allows our subscribers access to a range of discounted and free tickets to London concerts, many of them unusual events fusing music with visual art. At the moment, for example, we are offering free tickets for two upcoming piano recitals at the Southbank Centre, the ‘Alehouse Sessions’ on June 12th, along with half price tickets on a production from Opera Erratica, amongst other events. All that readers need to do to claim the offers, is to sign up to our newsletter by following this link: . Subscription is completely free, and only takes one minute.

Institute of Medical Ethics Student Council

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Applications for the IME Student Council 2017-2019 are now open!

The IME Student Council is a team of sixteen medical students from universities around the UK brought together to form a student-led subgroup of the Institute of Medical Ethics ( Formed in 2014, the council works to promote interest and awareness of medical ethics, improving access to ethics-related events, conferences and educational resources.

We are looking for students to join the council to represent their medical schools and region. This year the council is looking to recruit eight new student council members to replace the outgoing members of the council.

The council will meet at least once a term to discuss progress, share news and plan for the future. In addition there are multiple opportunities to sit and participate in other IME groups e.g. the Education Committee, Research Committee and Board of Trustees.

Key responsibilities:

· Actively participate with the council via meetings and electronic communication.

· Work with the council on current projects and plan for the future.

· Maintain regular contact with fellow regional representatives.

· Establish and maintain communication links with your medical school and region to accurately represent their views and needs.

· Advertise IME membership and events.

How to apply: If you are interested in applying, please email with:

· The name of your medical school and year of study.

· A short statement explaining in no more than 300 words why you would like to be a member of the Student Council.

· A letter of probity from your medical school (a standard document from the medical school affirming that you are a suitable candidate to serve on the Council).

Applicants must

· Not be in their final year – term for council members is 2 years. · Be or be willing to become a Student Member of the IME (£12 per year) within 1 month of accepting a position on the council.

· Be willing to commit to at least 3 meetings a year (usually in London) – travel expenses will be reimbursed by the IME.

· Be able to commit to other meetings depending on additional roles taken.

CLOSING DATE: 2nd June 2017

We will announce the new Council in July 2017 before its first meeting in August 2017.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Survey for 4th and 5th year medical students

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Calling 4th and 5th year medical students – Help shape surgical education of the future!

The Royal College of Surgeons (Eng) is calling on all final and pre-final year medical students (not just budding surgeons!) to answer a ten-minute anonymous questionnaire on your experiences of surgery at medical school. The questionnaire seeks to explore your opinions on your surgical education so far and how it’s shaped your career choices so far. Your responses will help inform what surgical education and careers support for students looks like in the future.


To take part, please follow this link to complete this quick survey:


If you have any questions, please contact

Further information can be found here – BSMS RGEC Participant Information Sheet

Medical Electives in Nepal

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Are your medical students looking for a complete package of informative, educational and aesthetic electives- an overall enlightening experience? This might be just the opportunity to kick start their career!

 Internship Nepal brings to you packages of Medical Electives 2017! We start the season with a whole new dynamics in a blend of enthusiasm, improvement and reliability. Internship Nepal Announces limited vacancy for Electives 2017!

Is this the appropriate time for medical students at your university to plan for an electives abroad? Do let them know what’s on offer!

 While all this, our hugely regarded Medical Electives program is more objective-driven than ever; the program comes blended with following inclusions and activities:

·         Accommodations – Food / Wi-Fi/ at surprisingly affordable costs

·         Placements in some of the most prominent hospitals of Nepal- Kathmandu Model HospitalTribhuvan University Teaching Hospital and Kanti Children’s Hospital

·         The hospital staffs are extremely welcoming; Students will assist the local doctors and nurses in performing surgeries

·         Students applying for the elective program will be placed in a home stay with a very hospitable host family

·         Regular Hikes/trips/tours inside and outside Kathmandu valley

·         Guaranteed continuous guidance and individual support to the students from trained professional/s

·         Practical, competitive and pro-active approach on the field as is demanded by this line of work

·         Professional and strict evaluation at the end of the electives

Do spread a word among the students about this marvelous opportunity!

For additional information, be sure to check out Medical Electives section on our website.

 Students can email us directly at or visit our website for more information.

Message from the Dean

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Dear students
I recently received an email from a member of the public detailing an incident on the tube that occurred last Monday. When a man was taken ill at South Kensington, Medicine students rushed to help. Whilst I do not know which of you it was that intervened, I would like to extend my gratitude for your swift responses to the situation. It is actions like these that show both medicine and Imperial students at their finest. Your efforts clearly made a positive impact on the public around you, and you are the best ambassadors for the School.
Best wishes

Blind Veterans Fundraising

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We will be celebrating the 10th birthday of the Royal Parks Half and we’d love for you to join us in these celebrations. This stunning central London half marathon takes in the capital’s world-famous landmarks. Sign up today for one of our guaranteed places.
Sunday 8 October
Only £30 to register and £300 sponsorship pledge
Call us on 020 7616 7959

British Society for Dermatological Surgery 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:

“Should NHS patients have access to scar management?”

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 2017.

Closing date for applications is 31st July 2017. The winner will get a place on the BSDS Stitch-Up course in November. For further details on how to apply please click here.