Category: News

BMA Supports Student Cuts

[box]By Katherine Bettany[/box] The British Medical Association (BMA) has announced its support of a government commissioned report, in which the details of medical school admission reductions are laid out. The move is said to be an attempt to reduce unemployment after graduation from medical school. It is hoped that admissions will be reduced by two percent in England in 2013. […]

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If you go down to the woods today…

If you go down to the woods today…

[box]By Annabelle Mondon-Ballantyne [/box] Imperial’s Teddy Bear Hospital project, (part of EMSA) managed to get to a cracking start of the year last term. The project aims to relieve white coat anxiety in primary school aged children through play. This autumn term Melcombe Primary School in Hammersmith opened their doors on Wednesday afternoons to a group of fifteen volunteers. The […]

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London Universities Expand

[box]By Katherine Bettany[/box] Students familiar with the Imperial Campus at Hammersmith Hospital will have noticed fervent construction taking place at nearby White City.  Imperial’s new one billion pound campus Imperial West, is under construction, and will form a ‘research and technology hub’ primarily for postgraduate students. In what seems like a battle of expansions, UCL has also begun its own […]

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Diary of an FY1

[box]Anju Phoolchund shows us her optimistic side[/box] It’s six months to the end of FY1 – where did the time go?  I have not improved my knowledge of medicine sufficiently to become the on call SHO in half a year.  Worrying.  At the same time, I’ve finally come out of the panic-stricken zone of “oh my god I’m going to […]

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RAG Week Success

RAG Week Success

[box] By Katherine Bettany[/box] This week, Imperial College School of Medicine celebrated its annual RAG week. The week kicked off with Commuters Collect and RAG games  on Monday, a trip to Mahikis on Tuesday. Wednesday saw the infamous RAG invasion, which sees students completing a series of ridiculous challenges around London. The Circle Line Pub Crawl, a favourite among final […]

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UCL Closes Health Centre

[box] By Erine Bernbacher[/box] A campaign has begun to save the University College London Health Centre from closure. The surgery, located in Gower Place, is responsible for the medical care of thousand of  UCL students. The lease for the practise is due to run out in 2014, at which point UCL Estates will not be renewing it.   This will […]

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Imperial focuses on Alcohol Awareness

[box] By Steve Tran [/box] On the 22nd of January, Dr Mirza, Consultant in Emergency from West Middlesex returned to Imperial College to deliver another highly entertaining on Alcohol, and its effects on medicals students and our future patients. Last yearís talk focussed very much on the effects of alcohol on the individual and how it affects your personal health. […]

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Government Pledge to End Unemployment

[box]By Katherine Bettany[/box] The Department of Health has announced that all eligible medical graduates will be awarded foundation programme jobs in 2013. Last October, the UK Foundation Programme Office, UKFPO, the organisation in charge of allocations to foundation schools, announced that it had recieved more applications than places available for the graduates due to start their F1 jobs in August […]

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