2nd place for William Crinnon in National UG Surgical Skills competition
“The competition was the National Undergraduate Surgical Skills Competition and I took part in the London heat. It was organised by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and took place at the Royal Society of Medicine. The competition involved 5 tasks: laparoscopy, suturing, knot tying, anatomy and a non technical skills station. There were 40 participants from all medical schools in London (UCL, Imperial, Kings, Bart’s and George’s), with half taking part in the morning and the others in the afternoon. I took part in the morning session and ended up coming second overall.”
Mental Health at Work
Hannah Golec (Royal Free Trust Liaison and Project Manager) has recently completed the Mental Health at Work First Aid course, so for any staff or students wanting someone to talk to and discuss any initial concerns they may have about their own mental health or if they are concerned about their peers, then they are welcome to come and talk to Hannah at any time. She says: “Anything discussed will of course be confidential, but I am here to listen non-judgmentally and to give reassurance and information.”
RCGP Specialty Trainee Award for Ahmed Rashid
Ahmed Rashid, who joined UCLMS in September as a CTF, has been awarded the Royal College of General Practitioners’ Specialty Trainee Award (The Bill Styles Award) for 2016. Ahmed completed his GP training this year and was presented with the award at the College annual conference in Harrogate in early October.
Year 4 Student wins ACP top essay prize
Year 4 MBBS student Yu Hsuen Yang has won first prize in the undergraduate oncology essay competition run by the Association of Cancer Physicians. Yu Hsuen’s essay was titled “Cancer Survivorship – how shall we take this forward?” and was highly commended by the judging panel for good use of evidence and sound reasoning. Congratulations to Yu Hsuen!
Clinical Communication book wins Highly Commended in BMA Book Awards 2016
Clinical Communication in Medicine, edited by Jo Brown, Lorraine Noble (UCLMS Senior Lecturer in Clinical Communication), Alexia Papageorgiou and Jane Kidd, has been awarded Highly Commended in the Basis of Medicine section of the BMA Medical Book Awards 2016, at the ceremony on 7th September. Find out more about the book here.
Prof Jane Dacre – RCP Presidential news
Prof Dacre, UCLMS Professor of Medical Education, published her President’s Bulletin for all Royal College of Physicians’ Members and Fellows last month. You can also read the RCP’s report on underfunding in the NHS in 2016, a statement on the government’s increase in medical student numbers and Jane’s blog on the recent party conferences. Jane and Clare Marx, President of the Royal College of Surgeons, also wrote a joint letter to Jeremy Hunt, published in the Guardian, on the subject of overseas doctors in the NHS.