May 2015 archive

With 100 days(ish) to go- how is the post-2015 agreement looking? (Part 1)

It is now just over 100 days until the UN convenes its special summit in late september to make the final decisions on the post-2015 agreement due to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). With that in mind, how is the agreement looking and what cogs are left to be put in place? So more

Posted on Fri, 29 May 2015

Applications now open for IFMSA Delegations to Regional HIV Conferences!

Are you passionate about access to treatment for HIV-positive people? Would you like to experience an international meeting on AIDS and promote the voice of students and young people? Fancy being part of an inspirational group of people, speaking up for the marginalised on the world stage? more

Posted on Thu, 28 May 2015

From inside the occupation...#edinburghunifossilfree

The last 7 days I have been sitting, dancing, and sleeping inside a university management building at Edinburgh University. After a three year long campaign which revealed the majority of Edinburgh Uni students and staff were in support of fossil fuel divestment, the university refused to commit to more

Posted on Tue, 19 May 2015

MSF and Innovation

Innovation is one thing. Innovation when brought into the global health setting is a very different story. A better story. With the potential to influence more lives than previously perceived. Innovation doesn’t necessarily mean new, but it does mean a new way.   It means more

Posted on Tue, 12 May 2015

MSF Scientific Day: Ebola Research from the Field

Overwhelmed, delayed, limited – these are the words MSF used to describe the Ebola response and this sense has permeated the talks here today at MSF scientific day. The reports are unsurprisingly catastrophic.   Talks started by recounting the difficulties in controlling the more

Posted on Fri, 8 May 2015

MSF Scientific Day: Multi-disease Epidemics - Lessons from Ebola

Findings on Infectious Diseases at the MSF scientific day are chastening. Proceedings started with a wake up call from Jeremy Farrar, Oxford Professor of Tropical Medicine and Director of the Wellcome Trust who rightly highlighted the 8 month delay between MSF declaring a state of emergency, and more

Posted on Fri, 8 May 2015

MSF Scientific Day: Medical Research from the Frontline

MSF leads the calls for accessible and affordable outcomes at its annual scientific conference.    MSF has come together this week for its annual scientific day to reflect on innovation and research in humanitarian contexts. Reflecting on Ebola, Syria and the usual public more

Posted on Fri, 8 May 2015

Is changing student attitudes going to be the biggest problem we'll encounter when trying to make our electives ethical?

Before attending SGA this year, I had always had a vague idea of going to India for my elective in the back of my mind. However since attending SGA I’ve had a change of heart, partially due to the multitude of ethical issues brought up, but also because the SGA Ethical Electives stream had more

Posted on Mon, 4 May 2015

Are you Medsin's next Secretary?

The Medsin-UK secretary’s role is primarily two-fold: supporting the National Committee in its communications and information-storing, whilst also communicating regularly with the network. Within the National Committee, the Secretary produces the minutes of National Committee meetings and more

Posted on Mon, 4 May 2015

Are you Medsin's next Director of Branch Affairs?

The Director of Branch Affairs (DBA) can be one of the most rewarding positions on National Committee - it is a role that requires passion and hard work, but can produce profound changes in the network that will last for years to come. The role of the Director of Branch Affairs will typically be more

Posted on Mon, 4 May 2015

Medsin in May - opportunities abound!

Would you like to be on the National Committee of Medsin? Perhaps your Medsin branch wants to take on the most exciting task in the network, hosting a national conference? Or you may enjoy facilitating Medsin’s relationships with its extensive network of inspiring alumni? Luckily for you, Medsin more

Posted on Sun, 3 May 2015

Are you Medsin's next Midlands Coordinator?

Regional Coordinators are the National Committee members who are most in touch with local branches, which also means we have the most fun job, because local branches are where all the Medsin magic takes place, and being privy to that is such a privilege. As Regional Coordinators are the main point more

Posted on Sun, 3 May 2015

Are you Medsin's next Alumni Director?

Medsin has been around for a while now, and with it being such an awesome organisation, this means that we have truly inspiring alumni. They all had such a great time in Medsin, that they still keep in touch, attend events, and want to help us out. We need someone to co-ordinate relations with more

Posted on Sun, 3 May 2015

Will you host Medsin Global Health Conference 2016?

If you would like the chance to host the UK's biggest student global health event, then look no further! You're in the right place. Medsin has two conferences at a national level each year, one in Autumn, one in Spring. This is your chance to host the Spring one, Medsin Global Health Conference more

Posted on Sun, 3 May 2015

Are you Medsin's next Director of Finance?

Hey there! I’m Alvin and I’m the Director of Finance of the National Committee 2014/15. Let me give you a little snapshot of my role in Medsin and why you should be involved too! Why I got involved Prior to my term, I hadn’t had much Medsin exposure and experience. However, having studied more

Posted on Sat, 2 May 2015

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