New Tool to Rank Foundation Jobs Quickly

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Dear Final Year Medical Students,

As part of a quality improvement project we have developed a tool to make the time consuming task of ranking your foundation jobs much easier. Our system uses an algorithm to instantly rank your jobs based on your preferences. It’s completely free and we hope it’s useful. If you have any feedback please do get in contact on the Facebook page or by the Contact Us section of the website. The link is:


Mr Alex Trevatt MBChB, BSc, MRCS
Core Surgical Trainee London Deanery

Summer School on Intellectual Property

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The University of Bonn would like to invite graduate and postgraduate students from your university to a Summer School on Intellectual Property in Bonn.

The Summer School addresses graduate and postgraduate students from any field of study. It will take place from July 31 to August 11, 2017. The program is conducted in English.

Please feel free to visit the website of the Summer School on Intellectual Property: The website will provide detailed information about the program.

Please do not hesitate to contact me or Ms. Kim Dubenkropp ( if you have any questions.

Messly for final years

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Messly is the Online Doctors’ Mess – an innovative online platform helping medical students and doctors make evidence-based career choices.

We’ve worked with the GMC to design our Training Navigator which breaks down over 80,000 data points from the GMC Survey 2016 into 5-star ratings as the ‘TripAdvisor for NHS Jobs’. We have over 2000 junior doctors registered, many of whom have written honest and detailed reviews of their hospital rotations.

If you’re a Final Year students who has just been allocated their Foundation Schools last week – head over to to make smarter choices about your hospital rotations.

HealthWatch Student Prize

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HealthWatch is the charity that has been promoting science and integrity in healthcare since 1991.

This year’s student prize competition for critical appraisal of clinical research protocols is now open.

There are two first prizes of £500 each, one for medical and dental students and one for students of nursing, midwifery and professions allied to medicine. Up to 5 runner-up prizes of £100 will be awarded in each class.

Prize winners will be invited to attend the HealthWatch Annual General Meeting in October to receive their prizes.

The competition consists of four hypothetical research protocols: your task is to rank the protocols in order from that most likely to provide a reliable answer to the stated aims of the trial to that least likely to do so. You then have to explain your ranking in no more than 600 words.

Entries must be received by 30 June 2017.

Find out more here.

Female undergraduate students for a research project

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We would like to invite you to participate in a new education research project. We are looking for female undergraduate students in years 3-6 to interview about their role models in medicine and the impact that gender has had on these. This is part of an education research project that I am doing with Dr Suveer Singh. The interview will take a maximum of 1 hour and can be done at a time and location convenient to you. All data collected will be entirely confidential and you are able to withdraw from the project at any time should you wish.

This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in some novel education research. If you would like any further information or would like to take part in this project please do not hesitate to contact me, Dr Nina Dutta, as soon as possible on

MedTech inaugural National Student Conference

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MedTech inaugural National Student Conference is happening at Imperial on the 25th of March!

This is the perfect opportunity for students from universities across the UK who are interested in the integration of healthcare, business and technology! Gain more exposure and insight into the MedTech industry with:

– Talks from experienced personnel in the field
– Workshops to equip students with the basic information and skills to help you start your own healthcare innovations
– A Pitching contest with expert feedback for any of you with ideas!

The keynote speaking is Professor TONY YOUNG the NHS National Clinical Director for Innovation. Professor Young has successfully founded four of his own medical start-ups as well as the world-renowned £500m MedTech Campus. He has a passion for inspiring healthcare professionals to transform the NHS into the “Silicon Valley of healthcare”.

Students from ALL academic backgrounds are welcome! As places for the conference are limited please ensure you sign up early.

Facebook event:

Purchase your ticket from the following link for only £5:

Lunch will be provided!

British Association of Dermatologists Undergraduate Awards

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The following undergraduate awards are being offered by British Association of Dermatologists:

Elective Prize/Project Grants: 9 x £500

Deadline: 6 January (2 awards) and 6 May (7 awards) each year

Up to 9 grants of £500 each are available, to undergraduate medical students at UK or Irish universities, who will be undertaking a research project related to dermatology or skin biology or an elective in the UK or an overseas dermatology department. Applications must be made before the start of the elective /project period.

Essay Prize: £500 and 3 x £250

Deadline: 6 January each year

The BAD annually sets an essay title on a topic related to dermatology and offers prizes of £500 for the winning essay and three runners-up prizes of £250. The essay should be no more than 2,500 words long. The prize is open to any undergraduate medical student studying at a university in the UK or Ireland.

Intercalated Degree Grant: 2 x £3,000

Deadline: 6 May each year

Two grants of £3,000 are available to assist an UK or Irish undergraduate medical student with an intercalated degree which includes a project that is relevant to dermatology and/or skin biology. As the grant is awarded in the middle of an academic year, applications will be accepted for projects ongoing through that academic year or for projects to be carried out in the next academic year.

NIHR/BAD Travel Bursaries: 6 x £500

Research Taster/Visit Bursaries: 6 x £500

Deadline: January each year

The NIHR and the BAD also offer Travel Bursaries to attend a key dermatology scientific meeting and Research Taster Visit Bursaries to enable someone who is thinking about doing dermatology research or somebody at a relatively early stage of their research career to visit a research department to get a taste of research in that department or to initiate further research collaborations.

Applicants do not have to be BAD members to apply.