March 2015 archive

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 will launch a campaign to make our electives system more

Posted on Tue, 24 Mar 2015

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 deciding on the themes that will be tackled by more

Posted on Tue, 24 Mar 2015

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 and physical environment on behaviour, more

Posted on Mon, 23 Mar 2015

Internships in MNCAH Department at WHO HQ!

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 more

Posted on Wed, 18 Mar 2015

Proposed changes to Director of Finance role

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 more

Posted on Sat, 14 Mar 2015

How To Start A Movement

From an IFMSA First-Timer 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 more

Posted on Fri, 13 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 and find out more information about what you can submit or apply for at The SGA will more

Posted on Thu, 12 Mar 2015

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 'bug'   On the 2nd more

Posted on Wed, 11 Mar 2015

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

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 more

Posted on Wed, 11 Mar 2015

Get the Picture : Time To Change

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 more

Posted on Tue, 10 Mar 2015

Proposed changes to Director of Branch Affairs and Regional Co-ordinators roles - more capacity, less stress

Acronyms for this piece: DBA = Director of Branch Affairs. RC = Regional Co-ordinator. ND = National Director. Over the last few years, people who have held the position of Director of Branch Affairs (DBA) in Medsin have all been amazing, and at least 4 of them over the last few years have more

Posted on Mon, 9 Mar 2015

Three of the best days of my medical student life! #mm2015turkey

We’ll be bringing you lots of amazing blogs from your Medsin representatives at the March Meeting of the IFMSA in Antalya, Turkey! Immediately prior to the General Assembly (GA) there is a Pre-GA, which this year was held in the great city of Istanbul. Here, Lisa Murphy (Co-chair of more

Posted on Tue, 3 Mar 2015

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 Table (GHRLT) ranked the top 25 more

Posted on Mon, 2 Mar 2015

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