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Are you National Committee 2014-15?

It is that time of year again. Medsin presses the refresh button and a fresh mix of people come together to serve the network for another year. That's right, Medsin wants you. We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate students with ideas about ...READ MORE

Why change and frustration often come hand in hand

“If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” That’s a well known phrase we’ve all heard; we are often resistant to change. Yet change and innovation are both processes and outcomes essential to any progressive ...READ MORE

Branch of the Week: KCL

I’ve decided to resist the urge to really show my original writing prowess and do a poem or a musical number about Medsin-KCL’s year so far, but really, fitting everything into half a page has been hard: we’ve been busy! Our brand ...READ MORE

Show some love this Valentine\'s Day and dance the night away for girls\' empowerment.

Show some love this Valentine's Day and dance the night away for girls' empowerment. Irise's London fundraiser 'Masquerade' brings you the winning combination of electroswing, facepaint and juggling all in aid of our work to keep girls ...READ MORE

I\'m going to miss the energizers and the humous

I climb onto the train at Sheffield and weave my way into the quiet coach. Slinging my weekend holdall and sleeping bag up onto the rack I slump down into the chair and have as close to a peaceful nap as one can have on a train. Weekends away with Sexpression ...READ MORE

We Need You! PharmAware is recruiting

PharmAware is a Medsin activity that has been going for the best part of a decade, moving from strength to strength. Our major focus is to try and promote ethical interactions between healthcare professionals and the pharmaceutical industry. We are ...READ MORE

What can Medsin do for you? #TipsforMedsinNewbies

Hello Medsin!  My name is Felicia and I am taking on the role of Interim Director of Branch Affairs. *Takes deep breath* Having given the last two years of my life to Medsin, first as a co-president of the Medsin Global Health Conference ...READ MORE

Leeds National Conference 2013: An energizing success!

With a few days to recover, I feel I can now reflect on my first Medsin National Conference in Leeds at the weekend. It was great to meet so many enthusiastic, passionate and committed fellow students that are trying to make a positive change to reduce health ...READ MORE

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Fossil-free health: just what the doctor ordered!

Posted by Alistair Wardrope

Thu, 3 Apr 2014

In its latest report released earlier this week, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states that climate change is unambiguously a major global health issue. Altered patterns of disease, extreme weather events, food and water scarcity, human migration and violent conflict are already hurting people worldwide, and will affect hundreds of millions more within our lifetimes. ...READ MORE

Branch of the Week: Cardiff's Human Rights Training Weekend!

Posted by Felicia Yeung

Mon, 31 Mar 2014

Last month, Medsin-Cardiff organised a Human Rights Training Weekend. The diverse range of participants, from Law students to Sociology to Medicine, created an open vibe and an interesting mix of backgrounds and experiences that were brought to the discussions. On the first day, we delved into the history of human rights, had an in-depth exploration on the understanding of ...READ MORE

Branch of the Week: Sheffield's Weekend Away in the Peak District!

Posted by Felicia Yeung

Fri, 21 Mar 2014

Medsin’s weekend away (in the Peak District!) Medsin’s second annual weekend away was a delightfully sunny, informative and thought-provoking couple of days. Based in a little bunkhouse in Bamford, we ran a varied mix of workshops and social activities. The weekend began with breakfast and icebreakers, allowing everyone to get to know each ...READ MORE

Introducing... the Regional Coordinator role

Posted by Thomas Stephenson

Sun, 16 Mar 2014

Role description Regional Coordinators (x5) [Category D] The Medsin network is made up of its Branches at universities across the UK. While all our members come together twice a year, at the National Conference and Global Health Conference, most of the work we carry out is at a much more local level. In order to better support individual Branches, and to share the work that we’re ...READ MORE

Are you National Committee 2014-15?

Posted by Thomas Stephenson

Sun, 16 Mar 2014

It is that time of year again. Medsin presses the refresh button and a fresh mix of people come together to serve the network for another year. That's right, Medsin wants you. We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate students with ideas about how to take Medsin forward to...well, take Medsin forward! Working on the National Committee or as a ...READ MORE

Introducing... the National Exchange Officer role

Posted by Thomas Stephenson

Sun, 16 Mar 2014

Role Descriptions National Exchange Officer (NEO) Incoming/Outgoing [Category C] Exchanges currently operate in 5 medical schools, with 1 school in the process of joining, overseeing 40 bilateral exchanges each year. The National Exchange Officers – both the NEO Incoming & the NEO Outgoing - are responsible for administering and developing the scheme in addition to supporting ...READ MORE

Introducing... the Training Director role

Posted by Thomas Stephenson

Sat, 15 Mar 2014

     Role description Training Director [Category C] Training director is an exciting role as there are so many possibilities of where you can take it. The training director is ultimately responsible for the running of the Medsin training network and for providing training to the Medsin network in general. At present, this takes the form of: Dedicated ...READ MORE

Introducing... the Communications Director role

Posted by Thomas Stephenson

Sat, 15 Mar 2014

     Role description Communications Director [Category C] As Communications Director, you will be responsibile for publicising Medsin's activities. You will lead a Communications team, responsibile for the magazine, blogging, social media, website, press releases and other resources. The team will also support local initiatives both offline and online, including ...READ MORE

Introducing... the Global Health Education Director role

Posted by Thomas Stephenson

Sat, 15 Mar 2014

     Role description   Global Health Education Director [Category C] Global health education is a cross-cutting area of work for Activities, Policy and Advocacy, and Training as we improve current opportunities and ensure education is a strong pillar of our organisation’s work. As Director, you shall coordinate a national working group on global ...READ MORE

Introducing... the Policy and Advocacy Director role

Posted by Thomas Stephenson

Sat, 15 Mar 2014

     Role description Policy and Advocacy Director [Category C] The role will involve leading the Policy and Advocacy National Working Group and working closely with the rest of the National Committee. This will mean fortnightly National Committee Skype calls and attendance at National Committee Weekend Meetings. You will also be supporting people to develop ...READ MORE

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