Oct 06

Clinical Genomes Scotland: Registration now open

A unique international meeting, Clinical Genomes Scotland, will take place at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on Monday 6th October 2014. The meeting is organised by Professors Nick Hastie, Tim Aitman and Mary Porteous (University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian) and will address how the clinical community should deal with the increasing availability of genome sequencing, how Scotland will rise to the challenge raised by the UK 100,000 genomes project, and how genome technology and information can best be applied to healthcare.

The meeting has a programme of exceptional UK and international speakers and is anticipated to influence the direction of genomics in clinical practice for Scotland, the UK and in other administrations with an interest in clinical genome sequencing.

Registration is now open to all clinicians, researchers, healthcare commissioners and policy setters with an interest in genetic/genomic research: http://edin.ac/1uJm2nj

Poster: www.igmm.ac.uk/img/news2014/clinical_genomes.pdf

Further information: Sharon.Mitchell@igmm.ed.ac.uk

Fresher’s Address

The Freshers Address is taking place on Tuesday 16th September at 7.30pm. Our speaker is none other than Dr Paul Mills, an Edinburgh graduate and a past Senior President of the RMS. He is now a consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology at St. Johns and will share many an anecdote about his career as both a young student and a qualified doctor. 

The talk will be followed by a social in the RMS, with guestlist VIP entry to Lulu’s’.  We hope to see you there on what should be a fantastic evening. 

Sep 12 2014

Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh Careers Symposium – How to make it in Medicine

“What kind of doctor are you going to be when you grow up?” A question often asked and frequently difficult to answer…….This symposium is aimed at medical students, foundation doctors and ST1/2 doctors to uncover some of the mysteries surrounding a postgraduate medical career and to provide an insight into what it means to be a physician. This is an essential resource for all medical students, foundation doctors and ST1/2 doctors in their path to choosing the right career.

Topics cover something for everyone at different stages of their training and include what is involved in the application and training process, a guide to postgraduate exams and alternative career pathways, an insight into workforce planning and top tips for finals and FY1.

All details of the event, taking place on Saturday 4th October, can be found on the following website : http://events.rcpe.ac.uk/events/300/how-to-make-it-in-medicine-a-careers-symposium-for-medical-students-foundation-doctors–st12-doctors

Sep 12 2014

Medical French Weekend Course

There is an opportunity to join a Medical French Weekend Course taking place at the University of Warwick from the 27th-29th March 2015. This would be ideal for any student wanting to spend time in a French speaking country. If you are interested please see the poster attached below.

Medical French Course Poster 2015 (2)

Sep 07 2014

British Medical Association application

As a Fresher your first year of membership with the BMA is FREE. The British Medical Association is your professional association and independent trade union. Top membership benefits include: Student BMJ ( monthly) BMA Library Services – free book loans and free postage Discount of revision courses and exclusive access to clinical and non clinical learning modules. Sign up at your freshers event (full bank details will be required to complete the form) or join in advance online: www.bma.org.uk/join6072