Summer School Medicine Tutors Required (Paid)

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Debate Chamber is a small education company running non-exam oriented academic Summer Schools for students aged 15-18.

The subjects we cover include Philosophy, Politics, Economics, International Relations, History, Classical Civilisations, History of Art, English Literature, Law, Mathematics, Physics, Medicine and Dentistry. You can take a look at our courses here – http://www.debatechamber.com/summerschools/

We’re a little different to other tutoring or admissions companies, in that we don’t coach students to pass their school exams, or finesse their interview technique. Instead, our events focus on building on students’ intellectual curiosity and desire to explore academic material in a more sophisticated way than is often available to them at school. We encourage students to explore material more independently, pursuing their own interests and questions, rather than trying to second guess the desires of an examiner, interviewer or teacher.

We are looking for fourth and fifth year medics with excellent subject knowledge and strong communication skills to teach some introductory medicine topics to classes of bright and motivated secondary age students. The courses will take place at weekends in July and August and are held at University of London venues.

The rate of pay is £145 per day. We require Tutors to hold or apply for a DBS check (we can help you to do this).

If this sounds like something that would interest you, then please send your cv and cover letter to Jessica Harvey-Smith at recruitment@debatechamber.com. We will be holding interviews over the next few weeks.

Mock OSCE Helpers Needed

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Dear 2nd/4th/5th Years,
I am an FY1 at Ealing hospital organising a mock OSCE for your 3rd year colleagues. The event has already been partially advertised and we have seen strong demand.
The teaching is part of a mock OSCE open to all medical students in the NW Thames area (which is mostly Imperial medics). You will be required to either facilitate, be a patient or examiner on the day.
Should you participate, I will be arranging for the postgraduate office to issue a certificate to reflect your role as faculty members on the day. As you know, evidence of teaching is very attractive on CVs for your future careers ;)
The event details are as follows:
Date: Saturday 6th May 2017
Time: 9:30am – 4pm
Location: Ealing Hospital
We are looking to run two circuits, morning (~09:30-12:30) and afternoon (~12:30-15:30).
If you would like to participate, please email us directly ealingosces@gmail.com. Please indicate in the email your availability – morning, afternoon or both sessions. Places are limited so please only commit if you are sure you can help on the day and be sure to reply ASAP to avoid missing out.
Kind Regards,
Kanyada Koysombat

Be a Student BMJ Representative

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Student BMJ are looking for medical students from each of the UK’s 33 medical schools to join our editorial committee. As a Student BMJ “rep” you will help tell your peers in all year groups about Student BMJ and provide ideas for topics you would like us to cover.

We are looking for one representative from each medical school to act as our main point of contact for that school. The role involves organising focus groups to give us feedback on the Student BMJ, promoting Student BMJ membership and competitions within your medical school and collaborating with other Student BMJ representatives from other schools. Our day to day communication will take place via a private Facebook group and there may also be the opportunity to visit the BMA House for annual committee meetings.

The position would grant that person free access to student.bmj.com, a profile on our website, input into Student BMJ content, fantastic networking opportunities and, of course, an invaluable certificate of participation.

To apply for the position of Student BMJ rep please write short paragraph outlining why you would be an excellent and proactive sBMJ rep and send it to: studenteditor@bmj.com Also, feel free to nominate any peers you think would be suitable for the role and encourage them to apply. Deadline for applications is May 31st 2017.

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.