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February 2013 archive

Rare Disease Day

  Rare Disease Day 28 February 2013 Rare Diseases without Borders FROM THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF MEDICAL STUDENT ASSOCIATIONS STANDING COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH, Rare Disease Day is an awareness campaign that takes place on the last day of February every year. The main objective of ...read more

Posted on Wed, 27 Feb 2013

Welcome to the Maternal and Child Health National Working Group!

  Claire Norman, iMSc Public Health and Health Services Research, Newcastle University Fresh from last weekend's leadership training weekend, Lyndsay, Clarisse and I would love to share with you our plans for the Maternal and Child health National Working Group. The three of us met on the ...read more

Posted on Mon, 25 Feb 2013

National Exchange Officer... who is that?

  Just as the exchange season is hotting up and prior to attending the March Meeting in Washington, I thought I'd provide my input about why I ran for the National Exchange Officer (NEO), what the NEO does, and why you should think about running! I’ve always thought of Medsin as a really great ...read more

Posted on Sat, 23 Feb 2013

branch of the week - Michaelmas term in Cambridge

  Cambridge Medsin did some brilliant work last therm!  Aamena Bharmal, Cambridge Branch President, talks us through their recent successes: This past autumn, Medsin Cambridge chose to focus on the topic of Neglected Tropical Diseases, with money raised going to the ...read more

Posted on Thu, 21 Feb 2013

Professor Alan Fenwick talks to Medsin Cambridge

Posted on behalf of Nora Rossberg, of Medsin Cambridge:   Thursday 25th October, an enlightening talk by Professor Alan Fenwick of Imperial College London prompted a group of students to ponder issues of global health equality. Professor Fenwick is the Director of the ...read more

Posted on Sun, 17 Feb 2013

Valentines day: How I fell in love with activities

Across the country something amazing – truly world changing – is happening. Students who are discovering a passion, and a need to try and change something in the world, are finding others who feel the same way. They’re going onto form groups and spread, through universities, ...read more

Posted on Thu, 14 Feb 2013

New Year, New Plans

After a very long Christmas holiday (Five whole weeks! Not that we're complaining) and a hectic first fortnight back, Medsin St Andrews has been planning all sorts of exciting events for the new semester. In Medsin's spirit of fostering interest in global health and helping others to put ...read more

Posted on Thu, 14 Feb 2013

Branch of the Week - Nottingham

This week our branch of the week is Nottingham. Branch president Hunain talks about what they've been doing this year, and how they've found allies in other student groups. _________________________________________________ Medsin at Nottingham has had a very busy but successful ...read more

Posted on Thu, 14 Feb 2013

NHS Entitlement

This year, MedsinUK has decided to embark on a co-ordinated campaign theme around NHS Entitlements.  Here is a bit of information that you should be receiving in a Branch Pack for the campaign very soon. A bit of  a heads up, if you will. Something to get people thinking about the issues. ...read more

Posted on Wed, 13 Feb 2013

Migration and Development. My contribution, as a panellist to the Guardian debate

  Below is a transcript of the answers I gave as a panellist on the Guardian Global Development Professionals panel  See the debate: http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development-professionals-network/2013/jan/28/mainstreaming-migration-development-debate Answer 1: Denise, thanks for your ...read more

Posted on Sat, 9 Feb 2013

Are you National Committee 2013-14?

It's that time of year again - we are now looking for the National Committee of 2013-14! If you're passionate about global health, want to work at the heart of Medsin and enthusiastic about representing the network, you're in the right place. The roles available are: ...read more

Posted on Fri, 8 Feb 2013

Branch of the Week - Re-introducing Medsin HYMS

Our branch of the week is Medsin HYMS, the newest edition to the Medsin family. A small group of dedicated students at Hull York Medical School have worked hard over the last year to make the branch a reality.  HYMS' Branch President Joana Magalhães talks about the branch's journey so far. ...read more

Posted on Thu, 7 Feb 2013

Conflicts of Interest in Healthcare

Recently, an update of the Cochrane Methodology Review of Industry Sponsorship and research outcome[1] found that “Sponsorship of drug and device studies by the manufacturing company leads to more favorable results and conclusions than sponsorship by other sources“.  I believe ...read more

Posted on Tue, 5 Feb 2013

Branch of the Week - Medsin-QUB

It's my pleasure to introduce the first in our new series of blogs highlighting the biggest and best of the Medsin network. Every week, we wil be putting the spotlight on one branch, talking about their recent successes and sharing what makes them special. Our first branch of the series is ...read more

Posted on Fri, 1 Feb 2013

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