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April 2013 archive

Medsin-Uk at EuRegMeX 17th-23st April: Giving Europe a voice.

 Last week saw over 200 medical students from across Europe descend onto Chieti in Italy for the 10th European Regional Meeting of the International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA). A 5 person strong team were there to represent Medsin-UK. The meeting was a great ...read more

Posted on Tue, 23 Apr 2013

Medsin-UK at EuRegMeX 17th-23rd April: A view from David Neal (part 2)

The following blog post was written on 20/04/13 by David Neal, a Medsin Cambridge member and recent delegate of the International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA) European Regional Meeting (EuRegMe) in Italy. Yesterday Stef and I facilitated the small working group ...read more

Posted on Tue, 23 Apr 2013

Medsin-UK at EuRegMeX 17th-23rd April: A view from David Neal

The Following post was written on 18/04/13 by David Neal, a member of Medsin Cambridge and recent delegate at the International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA) European Regional Meeting (EuRegMe) in Italy. This is my first experience of the IFMSA and so far it ...read more

Posted on Tue, 23 Apr 2013

A Newcomer to IFMSA at EuRegMeX 2013

I have just returned (and recovered!) from my first IFMSA experience – the 10th European Regional Meeting in Chieti, Italy… and what an experience it was! After a day of getting lost in Rome I arrived in Montesilvano and met the rest of my lovely delegation. We were immediately ...read more

Posted on Tue, 23 Apr 2013

Turning the world upside down: a start

  I attended the Turning the World Upside Down (TTWUD) launch event yesterday, which was organised by the current Medsin director Jonny Meldrum and hosted by Nigel Crisp, ex-chief exec of the NHS and author of a great book of the same name.  It was to mark the launch of the new site which Jonny ...read more

Posted on Thu, 18 Apr 2013

Election as Medsin's National Director

At our general assembly last weekend I was fortunate to be elected as Medsin's next National Director. It's a great honour to be given the opportunity to coordinate our small army of highly motivated changemakers. Medsin has come a long way over the last year, but we also have a lot of ground to ...read more

Posted on Tue, 16 Apr 2013

Watch out! Gender Equality coming to a city near you.

  Did you know the highest female representation in government is 56%? Did you know that only 22.5% of MPs in the UK are women? And that the country with more women than men in government (56%) is Rwanda? And that if you travel 469 km East from Rwanda you’ll reach Nairobi, the ...read more

Posted on Thu, 11 Apr 2013

Branch of the Week - Edinburgh

Medsin Edinburgh have had a brilliant year! Here is Linda, their branch president, with a round up of what they've been doing! You can contact the branch at edinburgh@medsin.org ____________________________________________________ It's been a very busy year for us at the Edinburgh branch! The ...read more

Posted on Sat, 6 Apr 2013

Being a medsin Branch President for a year

April marks both a sad and exciting time for me as the current Branch President of medsin at Belfast. Here are some of my thoughts from the year On the 16th April, Belfast will hold its Annual General Meeting and the new medsin committee will be elected. It will also mark the start where I ...read more

Posted on Sat, 6 Apr 2013

Post 2015 Blog Series Part 4- Looking Back and Looking Forward...

This is the 4th post in my series of reports on the 8 millennium development goals (MDGs) and the international policy set to replace it, the post-2015 agenda. Today, on April 5th, was quite a milestone. First and foremost, it marked 1000 days to the expiration of the 8 ...read more

Posted on Sat, 6 Apr 2013

Big Medsin-UK shout-out from Richard Horton at Global Health Beyond 2015 Conference in Stockholm

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Posted on Thu, 4 Apr 2013

Irise E-seminar: Women\'s Health Policy

  Irise invites you to take part in our first e-seminar: Menstruation Matters: Developing a Menstrual Hygiene Policy for East Africa. This is an e-version of the seminar we will be delivering on the ScHARR Public Health Master Course. Professionals, activists and students from the ...read more

Posted on Tue, 2 Apr 2013

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