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March 2014 archive

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

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 ...read more

Posted on Mon, 31 Mar 2014

Rich Recruitment - Apply to be next year\'s Medsin Treasurer!

The treasurer plays a key role in the day-to-day functioning of the organization, as well as allowing opportunity to get involved in all of Medsin’s projects. It is a position that lets you learn a whole lot of new skills as well as get to help out in all sorts of really exciting projects....read more

Posted on Fri, 28 Mar 2014

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

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 ...read more

Posted on Fri, 21 Mar 2014

Introducing... the Regional Coordinator role

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 ...read more

Posted on Sun, 16 Mar 2014

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 how to take Medsin forward to...well, ...read more

Posted on Sun, 16 Mar 2014

Introducing... the National Exchange Officer role

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 - ...read more

Posted on Sun, 16 Mar 2014

Introducing... the Training Director role

     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 ...read more

Posted on Sat, 15 Mar 2014

Introducing... the Communications Director role

     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 ...read more

Posted on Sat, 15 Mar 2014

Introducing... the Global Health Education Director role

     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 ...read more

Posted on Sat, 15 Mar 2014

Introducing... the Policy and Advocacy Director role

     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 ...read more

Posted on Sat, 15 Mar 2014

Introducing... the Activities Director

     Role description Activities Director [Category C] The Activities Director is the committee representative responsible for liaising and supporting all Medsin Activities in the network. This involves e-mail contact, telephone conversations and face to face meetings ...read more

Posted on Sat, 15 Mar 2014

Introducing... the Treasurer role

Role Description Treasurer [Category C] The Treasurer is responsible for heading up the finance team, which is responsible for two main areas. The first is the financial day to day running of the network, and the second is the negotiation of sponsorship deals to lead Medsin to greater ...read more

Posted on Sat, 15 Mar 2014

Introducing... the Secretary role

     role description Secretary [Category C] The Medsin-UK secretary’s role is two-fold: supporting the National Committee in its communications and information-storing, and maintaining regular contact with the network. The role is flexible and there is scope for ...read more

Posted on Sat, 15 Mar 2014

Introducing... the Director of International Affairs

   Role description Director of International Affairs (DIA) [Category B] The primary responsibility of the role is to maintain the Medsin-UK link with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA) and also works to develop links with other ...read more

Posted on Sat, 15 Mar 2014

Introducing... the Director of Branch Affairs

   role description Director of Branch Affairs [Category B] The role of the Director of Branch Affairs is partly to deputise for the National Director where necessary. However, his or her main role will typically be to maintain contact and support our network of around 30 ...read more

Posted on Sat, 15 Mar 2014

Introducing... the National Director

Role description National Director [Category A] The National Director is a funded sabbatical role with Medsin-UK and you will work 1-2 days a week with our external partners. You will be responsible for chairing the committee and overseeing the strategic development of Medsin in line ...read more

Posted on Sat, 15 Mar 2014

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 organisation. Over the last few months, I have found ...read more

Posted on Sat, 15 Mar 2014

It started with a speculum...

One of the first letures of day 1 of IFMSA March Meeting 2014 in teh Standing committee on Medical Education (SCOME) presented us with a photograph of one of the biggest instruments I have ever seen purpose built to be put into any body orifice. David Gordon, president elect of the world ...read more

Posted on Thu, 6 Mar 2014

International Federation of a Medical Student\'s meeting in Tunisia- what are 12 Medsinners doing there?!

Hello Medsin! Amelia here, Director of International Affairs for a Medsin UK. I am starting off a series of blogs, aimed to let everyone know how the 63rd General Assembly of the International Federation of Medical Students' Association (the IFMSA), held in Tunisia is all panning out! For ...read more

Posted on Wed, 5 Mar 2014

the International Federation of Medical Student\'s meeting in Tunisia AN UPDATE FROM THE UK DELEGATION

  What is the IFMSA and what are 12 Medsinners doing in Tunisia?! Hello Medsin! Amelia here, Director of International Affairs for a Medsin UK. I am starting off a series of blogs, aimed to let everyone know how the 63rd General Assembly of the International Federation of Medical ...read more

Posted on Wed, 5 Mar 2014

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