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Medsin's new leadership!

Handover day is upon us! The new National Committee now officially takes its place as the next leadership of Medsin. It is a very exciting time for all of us, as we start what has for a while been called “the year ahead”. As soon as we have plans ...READ MORE

A forward-thinking Medsin

What comes to mind when you think “strategy”? Army? Defence? Business? Corporations? Board games? Medsin? Surely not! I think yes. Let me tell you why. There sometimes is, but often there is not, sufficient direction in Medsin. A lot of the time, ...READ MORE

Are you a partner organisation who as worked with Medsin? Please feed into our next Development Plan

Medsin is a registered UK charity whose Vision is "a fair and just world where equity in health is a reality for all." The organisation is run by and for students of all disciplines to work towards this vision through education, advocacy and community action. ...READ MORE

Medsin needs YOU- Contribute to our next Long Term Development Plan!

Medsin has reached an exciting point in its history- 2015 marks Medsin being operational for over 20 years as well as the end of our previous Long Term Development Plan (which you can read here). With reaching these milestones it is time for us to ...READ MORE

My first day as Medsin National Director

Hello!   Today is a very special day. I am now officially “Incoming Medsin National Director”, as the month-long handover of the National Director position gets underway. By the end of this month, I hope to be equipped to live up ...READ MORE

What\'s it like to intern at WHO?

Applications for Internship in the Climate Change Unit at WHO Headquarters in Geneva are currently open! Here we hear from recent intern and Medsin member, Sam Tweed on what it's like to be an intern and why you should apply :) More details on the ...READ MORE

What is it like to attend the World Health Assembly?

What is it like to attend the World Health Assembly? Here, in the first of our blog series on the international opportunites available to members of Medsin, Katy Davis reflects on a whirlwind experience at the WHA. Read on to discover ...READ MORE

Applications now open for IFMSA Delegations to Regional HIV Conferences!

Are you passionate about access to treatment for HIV-positive people? Would you like to experience an international meeting on AIDS and promote the voice of students and young people? Fancy being part of an inspirational group of people, speaking up for ...READ MORE

From inside the occupation...#edinburghunifossilfree

The last 7 days I have been sitting, dancing, and sleeping inside a university management building at Edinburgh University. After a three year long campaign which revealed the majority of Edinburgh Uni students and staff were in support of fossil fuel ...READ MORE

MSF and Innovation

Innovation is one thing. Innovation when brought into the global health setting is a very different story. A better story. With the potential to influence more lives than previously perceived. Innovation doesn’t necessarily mean new, but it does mean ...READ MORE

Achieving the vision of ethical electives

This is the fourth and final post of a four-part blog series on medical electives, written by Gemma Bowsher, Medsin’s Policy and Advocacy Director. The blogs will be published in the days leading up to Medsin’s general Assembly in April where ...READ MORE

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Medsin's new leadership!

Posted by Layth Hanbali

Tue, 1 Sep 2015

Handover day is upon us! The new National Committee now officially takes its place as the next leadership of Medsin. It is a very exciting time for all of us, as we start what has for a while been called “the year ahead”. As soon as we have plans confirmed, we’ll be sharing those with you, but throughout this coming year, I want to ensure you are kept ...READ MORE

A forward-thinking Medsin

Posted by Layth Hanbali

Sat, 29 Aug 2015

What comes to mind when you think “strategy”? Army? Defence? Business? Corporations? Board games? Medsin? Surely not! I think yes. Let me tell you why. There sometimes is, but often there is not, sufficient direction in Medsin. A lot of the time, Medsin feels like a group of highly-dedicated, intelligent, passionate individuals, carrying out loosely-connected ...READ MORE

The GIANT Medsin Exchanges Training Weekend

Posted by Jess Lugsdin

Tue, 25 Aug 2015

*Medsin Exchanges - GIANT Training Weekend 2015* 10th & 11th October - Newcastle Did you know that thorugh Medsin & IFMSA you have the opportunity to do a 4 week bilateral exchange with medical students all over the world? Sounds intriguing? Read on to find out more about getting involved with Medsin Exchanges! Register Here Now for the Medsin Exchanges GIANT ...READ MORE

Are you a partner organisation who as worked with Medsin? Please feed into our next Development Plan

Posted by Nathan Cantley

Thu, 20 Aug 2015

Medsin is a registered UK charity whose Vision is "a fair and just world where equity in health is a reality for all." The organisation is run by and for students of all disciplines to work towards this vision through education, advocacy and community action. The organisation is at an exciting juncture - 2015 marks 21 years since the inception of Medsin and the end ...READ MORE

Medsin needs YOU- Contribute to our next Long Term Development Plan!

Posted by Nathan Cantley

Thu, 20 Aug 2015

Medsin has reached an exciting point in its history- 2015 marks Medsin being operational for over 20 years as well as the end of our previous Long Term Development Plan (which you can read here). With reaching these milestones it is time for us to reflect on the organisation and come together to form a set of new priorities that will shape what we will work on ...READ MORE

My first day as Medsin National Director

Posted by Layth Hanbali

Sat, 1 Aug 2015

Hello!   Today is a very special day. I am now officially “Incoming Medsin National Director”, as the month-long handover of the National Director position gets underway. By the end of this month, I hope to be equipped to live up to the Medsin network’s vote of confidence in me as its leader, working with the wonderful National ...READ MORE

What\'s it like to intern at WHO?

Posted by Medsin Aberdeen

Thu, 16 Jul 2015

Applications for Internship in the Climate Change Unit at WHO Headquarters in Geneva are currently open! Here we hear from recent intern and Medsin member, Sam Tweed on what it's like to be an intern and why you should apply :) More details on the internship and how to apply can be found ...READ MORE

LAST MINUTE OPPORTUNITY! One space up for grabs at the IFMSA conference in Macedonia

Posted by Abi Deivanayagam

Tue, 16 Jun 2015

Last minute opportunity! One space has freed up on the delegation to the August Meeting of the IFMSA in Macedonia! There are already 15 other enthusiastic students on the Medsin-UK delegation and we look forward to welcoming the final piece of the puzzle! key information: ·       August 3rd -9th 2015 in Ohrid, ...READ MORE

A personal journey towards changing healthcare - join the Healthcare Leadership School today!

Posted by Medsin Aberdeen

Mon, 15 Jun 2015

Read on to find out more about this amazing opportunity....   The current healthcare system asks for a new approach of leadership. In October 2015, the fourth edition of the Healthcare Leadership School will take place – “a personal journey towards changing healthcare”. The Healthcare Leadership School is an international platform for personal leadership of ...READ MORE

What is a WHO simulation like? Put simply- a whole lot of fun...

Posted by Nathan Cantley

Thu, 4 Jun 2015

Ever wondered what it would be like to be a diplomat at the world health organisation? Find the idea of helping produce a resolution that could get sent to the actual WHO exciting? Want to listen to lectures and participate in workshops given by leaders in global health? A WHO simulation is definitely for you then! Global health (and medsin of ...READ MORE

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