A special ceremony was held at the Royal Society of Medicine on Tuesday 27 July to induct global leaders in medical science and healthcare as the Society’s new Honorary Fellows, and to formally inaugurate Professor Roger Kirby as President of the RSM.
Welcome to the July issue of RSM Engage, the digital magazine for members of the Royal Society of Medicine.
In this issue there are highlights from the recent ceremony to formally inaugurate Professor Roger Kirby as RSM President and to welcome the Society’s new Honorary Fellows and medal holders.
In other articles there are updates on the Ellison-Cliffe Travelling Fellowships, a video campaign tackling vaccine hesitancy, the RSM members recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, and new appointees at the RSM.
Dr Kamran Abbasi, Editor in Chief of the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, introduces a spotlight on recent papers published in the journal.
Finally, there are reminders of two offers for members, including special rates at the Society’s London hotel, Domus Medica, during the summer weeks ahead.
The presence of more than five symptoms of Covid-19 in the first week of infection is significantly associated with the development of long Covid, according to a new review published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.
Minority-ethnic medical students must have more role-models in senior leadership positions if they are to engage with academia, says a group of medical students writing in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.
A palliative care doctor has suggested that studying Shakespeare’s plays could help medical students connect more closely with their patients.
Reporting on a series of RSM videos to provide the public with evidence-based responses to concerns and questions about Covid-19 vaccines.
We welcome two new appointments to the Royal Society of Medicine’s Audit & Risk committee and the election of three new Trustees to the RSM’s Council.
RSM members recognised in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours represent a snapshot of the depth of expertise and specialist knowledge within the Society’s community.