About this event

  • Date and time Sat 16 Nov 2019 from 8:30am to 4:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Students Committee, UKMSA

Learn how to develop your medical career, forge your pathway, improve your presentation skills and achieve your professional goals.

This meeting will introduce medical students to different career prospects and teach them how to make their applications for training posts successful. It provides an opportunity for students to present their work and gain experience presenting in a conference setting.

Our keynote speaker is the successful author and barrister Daniel Sokol and the panels will be run by junior doctors working in central London - all of whom got their first choice Academic Foundation Programme posts in the London Deanery. 

 

Call for abstracts

If you wish to submit an abstract for poster or oral presentations at the conference, please send abstracts to ukmsaconference2019@gmail.com.

 

Meeting topics:

  • Describe the domains by which doctors are assessed in applying for jobs;
  • Describe what medical leadership means;
  • Value the role of leadership in the NHS workplace;
  • Understand the process of getting published;
  • Convey ideas on how to get research opportunities;
  • Understand what quality improvement is and why it is important;
  • Appreciate the role of the doctor in teaching;
  • Know about alternative career opportunities;
  • Encourage students to forge their career pathways early;
  • Learn about medical ethics, what it means and its role in the workplace.

Key speakers

Daniel Sokol

Daniel Sokol

Medical ethicist, clinical negligence barrister, accredited mediator, columnist for the British Medical Journal and author of books on medical ethics and law

Speaker's biography

Daniel K. Sokol is a barrister and medical ethicist known for his academic and journalistic writings on the ethics of medicine.

He lectures nationally and internationally and writes a regular column in the British Medical Journal under the sobriquet Ethics Man. Up until January 2014 Sokol was an honorary Senior Lecturer in Medical Ethics and Law at King's College London. His contract was terminated due to Sokol setting up a for-profit legal enterprise that represented students in exam appeals. He is a member of 12 King's Bench Walk, a leading barristers' chambers in London, England.

Agenda

View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

The UKMSA and the RSM committee members

Keynote lecture

Dr Daniel Sokol, Barrister, 12 King's Bench Walk, Medical Ethicist

Pitching and writing your paper to the BMJ

Anna Harvey, BMJ editorial officer

Tea and coffee break
Student presentations
Lunch

Poster presentations 

Workshop rotation 1
How to get research and publications as a medical student

Dr Frankie Jackson-Spence, UKMSA member

Leadership in medicine and alternative medical careers

Dr Zain Chaudhry, UKMSA member

Teaching in medical careers

Dr Michael Grant, UKMSA member

Quality improvement in medical careers

Dr Marianne Shawe-Taylor, UKMSA member 

Workshop rotation 2
How to get research and publications as a medical student

Dr Frankie Jackson-Spence, UKMSA member

Leadership in medicine and alternative medical careers

Dr Zain Chaudhry, UKMSA member

Teaching in medical careers

Dr Michael Grant, UKMSA member

Quality improvement in medical careers

Dr Marianne Shawe-Taylor, UKMSA member

Second keynote lecture

Speaker to be confirmed

Close of meeting

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

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