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Are you Medsin's first National Officer on Research Exchanges?

Research Exchanges are being established for the first time in Medsin, under the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations’ (IFMSA) Standing Committee on Research Exchanges (SCORE). The National Officer on Research Exchanges (NORE) will ...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

A vision for electives

This is the third post of a four-part blog series on medical electives, written by Natasha and Victoria, past and current National Exchange Officers for Medsin-UK. The blogs will be published in the days leading up to Medsin’s general assembly in April, ...READ MORE

Electives: a failed system?

This is the second post of a four-part blog series on medical electives, written by members of Medsin’s global health education team. The blogs will be published in the days leading up to Medsin’s general assembly in April, where our members will launch a ...READ MORE

What is wrong with electives?

This is the first post of a four-part blog series on medical electives, written by members of Medsin’s global health education team. The blogs will be published in the days leading up to Medsin’s general assembly in April, where our members will launch a ...READ MORE

Medsin SGA Essay Competition Winner - Zara Trafford

Health Equity: Human Right or Individual Responsibility? This essay will assess and refute the claim that the poorer health of some groups is primarily due to worse individual choices. First, different conceptions of health, the influence of social ...READ MORE

Catching the \'bug\' of the IFMSA! #mm2015turkey

Another amazing blog about the March Meeting of the IFMSA in Antalya, Turkey! This time it's Behrouz Nezafat from Medsin Liverpool sharing about what an experience it was...   It was my first General Assembly and I think I have caught the ...READ MORE

QM Staff Respond to the Global Health Research League Table 2015

University websites were awash with news of their position on the 2015 Global Health Research League Table this January. Those who had done well publicised their good standing; those who had not, made calls for action. The Global Health Research League ...READ MORE

FIRST SGA ESSAY COMPETITION WINNER: HIBA KHAN

This year we are launching two competitions for SGA, based around the theme of “human rights” or “ethical electives”: ·         a photo and caption competition ·         a short essay competition There will be a winner every 2 ...READ MORE

Barcelona Global Health Summer School 2015

The Barcelona Global Health Summer School 2015 is taking place from the 12th to the 19th July 2015 in Barcelona, Spain! This year’s theme is “Climate Change and Health: Understanding the challenge, exploring solutions.”   The ...READ MORE

Medsin Spring General Assembly branch Fancy dress competition:

At this year SGA evening event, there will be a branch fancy dress competition. Each branch must have fancy dress for the evening entertainment, based around the letters S, G or A. The wining branch will receive a mystery prize! More details to come. If you ...READ MORE

Medsin Spring General Assembly essay and / or photo competition:

This year we are launching two competitions for SGA, based around the theme of “human rights” or “ethical electives”: ·         a photo and caption competition ·         a short essay competition There will be a winner every 2 ...READ MORE

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Are you Medsin's next Secretary?

Posted by Felicia Yeung

Mon, 4 May 2015

The Medsin-UK secretary’s role is primarily two-fold: supporting the National Committee in its communications and information-storing, whilst also communicating regularly with the network. Within the National Committee, the Secretary produces the minutes of National Committee meetings and ensures their availability to the network. Storing of meeting reports, documents, archives and ...READ MORE

Are you Medsin's next Director of Branch Affairs?

Posted by Felicia Yeung

Mon, 4 May 2015

The Director of Branch Affairs (DBA) can be one of the most rewarding positions on National Committee - it is a role that requires passion and hard work, but can produce profound changes in the network that will last for years to come. The role of the Director of Branch Affairs will typically be to support our network of over 30 Medsin Branches in the country, as well as to deputise for ...READ MORE

Medsin in May - opportunities abound!

Posted by Layth Hanbali

Sun, 3 May 2015

Would you like to be on the National Committee of Medsin? Perhaps your Medsin branch wants to take on the most exciting task in the network, hosting a national conference? Or you may enjoy facilitating Medsin’s relationships with its extensive network of inspiring alumni? Luckily for you, Medsin is currently filled with chances to get involved Click on each opportunity to find ...READ MORE

Are you Medsin's next Midlands Coordinator?

Posted by Layth Hanbali

Sun, 3 May 2015

Regional Coordinators are the National Committee members who are most in touch with local branches, which also means we have the most fun job, because local branches are where all the Medsin magic takes place, and being privy to that is such a privilege. As Regional Coordinators are the main point of contact between Medsin's 32 branches and the National Committee that has been elected to ...READ MORE

Are you Medsin's next Alumni Director?

Posted by Layth Hanbali

Sun, 3 May 2015

Medsin has been around for a while now, and with it being such an awesome organisation, this means that we have truly inspiring alumni. They all had such a great time in Medsin, that they still keep in touch, attend events, and want to help us out. We need someone to co-ordinate relations with and between alumni of the Medsin network. Is this person you? What does it ...READ MORE

Will you host Medsin Global Health Conference 2016?

Posted by Layth Hanbali

Sun, 3 May 2015

If you would like the chance to host the UK's biggest student global health event, then look no further! You're in the right place. Medsin has two conferences at a national level each year, one in Autumn, one in Spring. This is your chance to host the Spring one, Medsin Global Health Conference 2016. Conferences are often the highlights of the Medsin calendar each year, and are a very exciting ...READ MORE

Are you Medsin's next Director of Finance?

Posted by Alvin Li

Sat, 2 May 2015

Hey there! I’m Alvin and I’m the Director of Finance of the National Committee 2014/15. Let me give you a little snapshot of my role in Medsin and why you should be involved too! Why I got involved Prior to my term, I hadn’t had much Medsin exposure and experience. However, having studied both Medicine (King’s College London) and Finance (Cass Business School), I decided to synergise my ...READ MORE

Day 1 of the IFMSA European regional meeting 2015

Posted by Elizabeth Thomas

Sun, 26 Apr 2015

The standing committee sessions on the first day of EuRegMe have been keeping us all busy from the Medsin UK delegation. In the Presidents' session, Layth and Felicia have been discussing the 3 European coordinated advocacy themes; Trans-Atlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP), mental health and human resources for health. In SCORA, Safiya has been working with  international delegates ...READ MORE

Medsin-UK at IFMSA European Regional Meeting 2015!

Posted by Felicia Yeung

Sat, 25 Apr 2015

Greetings from Aalborg, Denmark! Six delegates from Medsin will be representing the network over the next three days (April 25-28th) at the European Regional Meeting (EuRegMe) of the International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA).  We will be tweeting throughout the days - follow us on #MedsinEuro! Layth Hanbali - UCL - Presidents' Sessions - @laythhanbali Felicia ...READ MORE

Are you Medsin's first National Officer on Research Exchanges?

Posted by Layth Hanbali

Sun, 19 Apr 2015

Research Exchanges are being established for the first time in Medsin, under the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations’ (IFMSA) Standing Committee on Research Exchanges (SCORE). The National Officer on Research Exchanges (NORE) will be responsible for coordinating IFMSA Research Exchanges in the UK, building capacity for and raising the ...READ MORE

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