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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 ...READ MORE

Committee, Conference & Coordinated Theme Applications Deadline Extended to FRIDAY 27/03/15!

The Spring General Assembly (SGA) is one of our two General Assemblies in the year, where the network gathers to input on the future direction of the organisation. At SGA, we will be voting in next year's National Committee and new Trustees, as well as ...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

MEDSIN SGA APPLICATIONS AND MOTION SUBMISSION DEADLINE CHANGE 20/03/15 23:59!

We have decided to extend the deadline for submissions and applications to our Spring General Assembly until 23:59 20/03/15! Remember you can make a submission at www.medsin.org/gasubmission and find out more information about what you can submit or apply ...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

What positions and roles are available for election at SGA?

At our Spring General Assembly (SGA), our electorate votes on a number of applications for positions and roles to be forfilled to serve the Medsin network for the following year. The deadline for applying for of these positions is 23.59 on Friday 27th ...READ MORE

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What is wrong with electives?

Posted by Natasha Matthews

Tue, 24 Mar 2015

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 campaign to make our electives system more responsible, sustainable and effective. Stay tuned to ...READ MORE

Committee, Conference & Coordinated Theme Applications Deadline Extended to FRIDAY 27/03/15!

Posted by Felicia Yeung

Tue, 24 Mar 2015

The Spring General Assembly (SGA) is one of our two General Assemblies in the year, where the network gathers to input on the future direction of the organisation. At SGA, we will be voting in next year's National Committee and new Trustees, as well as deciding on the themes that will be tackled by Medsin next year by our conferences and coordinated themes.  This ...READ MORE

Medsin SGA Essay Competition Winner - Zara Trafford

Posted by Alexandra Oti

Mon, 23 Mar 2015

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 and physical environment on behaviour, and a theory around constrained capacity for individual action will be ...READ MORE

Internships in MNCAH Department at WHO HQ!

Posted by Medsin Aberdeen

Wed, 18 Mar 2015

Applications for internships in the Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health Department of WHO at its Geneva Headquarters are now open! Role: To support high-burden countries to ensure evidence-based policies and strategies are in place to achieve universal access to high quality health services for Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (MNCAH). This is to increase coverage ...READ MORE

Proposed changes to Director of Finance role

Posted by Felicia Yeung

Sat, 14 Mar 2015

This blog will outline proposed changes to the role of Director of Finance (previously known as Treasurer). The changes outlined below will be put forth as a motion at the upcoming Spring General Assembly 2015 in Edinburgh on 11-12th April. Traditionally, the responsibilities of governing finances lie within the role of the Treasurer of the National Committee (NC). The main ...READ MORE

How to start a movement - Being a follower at the IFMSA

Posted by Jess Lugsdin

Fri, 13 Mar 2015

TED talks, the IFMSA, and how to be a follower I love TED talks. In fact, youtube TED talk searching could be considered an extra-curricular activity that takes up a considerable amount of my internet time. A particular TED talk about starting a movement popped into my head whilst at the IFMSA GA in Antalya, Turkey last week. And not just becuase the crazy dancing was sort of ...READ MORE

MEDSIN SGA APPLICATIONS AND MOTION SUBMISSION DEADLINE CHANGE 20/03/15 23:59!

Posted by Owen Thomas

Thu, 12 Mar 2015

We have decided to extend the deadline for submissions and applications to our Spring General Assembly until 23:59 20/03/15! Remember you can make a submission at www.medsin.org/gasubmission and find out more information about what you can submit or apply for at www.medsin.org/sga15 The SGA will be held on the 11-12th of April in Edinburgh and is an opportunity to ...READ MORE

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

Posted by Medsin Aberdeen

Wed, 11 Mar 2015

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 'bug'   On the 2nd of March, after many skype calls, a training weekend and hours talking ...READ MORE

Regional Co-ordinator of the South-East - the best job around

Posted by Layth Hanbali

Wed, 11 Mar 2015

Applications are now open for the next Medsin Regional Co-ordinator of the South-East, aka the best job in the Medsin network* * I genuinely believe that Applications will close at 23:59 on Saturday 14 March so get your applications in! For details on applying, check out medsin.org/sga15 To give you a better idea of what the role entails, I have written below: Why I ran for ...READ MORE

Get the Picture : Time To Change

Posted by Rehaan Ansari

Tue, 10 Mar 2015

What is the first thing you notice when you read a news article? The headline, right?  But then what about after that?  The photo. Images are an incredibly powerful way of telling a story, and the photos that accompany articles can have a great impact on how we feel about the content before even reading it. Articles about mental health ...READ MORE

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