About this event

  • Date and time Sat 3 Oct 2020 from 10:00am to 4:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Students

Join us for an insight into research and academia for students at any stage of their medical careers.

If you are looking to get involved in research during medical school, but aren't sure who to approach, or what opportunities are available to you, you are not alone. 

This webinar will include sessions aimed at first and second year medical students, introducing you to research opportunities at medical school, as well as explaining academic medicine as a potential career path and a final session for fifth and sixth year students wishing to apply for the Academic Foundation Programme.

Find out more about the national collaborative research opportunities already available, including Remarx and STARSurg, and gain an insight into how you can make the most of the opportunities at your own institute.

We will also offer an overview of the MBBS/PhD and the Academic Foundation Programme, including the pros and cons of pursuing a career in academia, and how to nail interviews. 

Receive tips and advice first hand from doctors and recent graduates to boost your CV and maximise your portfolio, to help you feel more prepared for publishing at medical school.

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Tickets

Standard pricing available until 03 October 2020.

Member

RSM Member
£0.00

Non - Member

Non - Member
£5.00

Key speakers

Dr Deeban Ratneswaran

Academic doctor and co-founder of Remarxs, Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital, Kings College London

Speaker's biography

Dr Ratneswaran founded Osler's Rooms, a medical education platform that provides seminars for medical students with exam tips, revision guides and practical experience across Europe.

 

Dr Ratneswaran will talk about Remarxs research noticeboards; aimed at connecting medical students to academics with research opportunities.

Dr Eyal Ben-David

Academic FY1 - Renal Medicine, St George's Hospital, London

Speaker's biography

Dr Ben-David will give an introduction on why students should consider the Academic Foundation Programme (AFP), the AFP application process and how to prepare for applying during medical school.

Dr Olivia Szepietowski

Dr Olivia Szepietowski

Founder of UniMed and recently graduated MBBS/PhD student

Speaker's biography

Dr Olivia Szepietowski give a talk on how to approach research opportunities at medical school and the pros and cons of the MBBS/PhD programme.

Dr Ankur Khajuria

Kellogg Research Scholar, Oxford University, and Honorary Research Fellow, Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London

Speaker's biography

Dr Ankur Khajuria has extensive experience in research, with 70+ publications and 300+ citations in journals including Lancet and Lancet Oncology. He has received international recognition for his work, with £100,000 in grant funding/prizes/scholarships, 40 presentations across 3 continents and 30+ academic prizes. Dr Khajuria will be introducing us to the highs and lows of pursuing a career in clinical academia.  

Agenda

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Welcome and introduction

Dr Brian Wang, Medical Student, Imperial College London

To research or not to research

Dr Ankur Khajuria, Kellogg Research Scholar, Oxford University, and Honorary Research Fellow, Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London

Strategic planning in pursuit of research opportunities

Dr Faisal Jamshaid, Academic Foundation Programme Doctor, Basildon University Hospital, and Founder of YoungAcademics and author of The AFP Handbook

MBBS/PhD - my experience

Dr. Olivia Szepietowski, Founder of UniMed and recently graduated MBBS/PhD student

Tea and coffee break
Intercalated degree: how to get the most out of it

Dr Rebecca Fisher, Core Surgical Trainee, Severn Deanery

Collaborative studies: how to get involved at your university

Dr. Deeban Ratneswaran, Academic doctor and co-founder of Remarxs, Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital, Kings College London

Collaborative studies: how to get involved in Starsurg

Ms Victoria Murray, medical student, University of Leeds, and member of the STARSurg steering committee

Tea and coffee break
Introduction to the AFP

Dr Eyal Ben-David, Academic FY1 - Renal Medicine, St George's Hospital, London 

How to score highly in the AFP interview

Dr Ming Zhu, Academic Foundation Doctor, St George's Hospital 

Closing remarks

Dr Brian Wang

Location

Online

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

All webinars will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be  distributed  in future on various internet channels.