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    Issue!3:!May!2014!

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    Welcome! to! the! third! and! final! of! this! years! edition! of! Get!

    Involved.!We!hope!you!have!found!it!useful!and!it!has!encouraged!

    you! to! join! some! of! the! amazing! societies! within! our! medical!

    school.!

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    Medical(Education(Society(0(MedEd(This!term!is!MedEds!busiest!and!we!are!trying!our!hardest!to!make! it! the!best! for!all!of!you!

    too!!

    We!will!be!running!revision!sessions!for!first!and!second!years!for!both!the!written!exams!and!

    the! communication!OSCE! stations.!We!are! currently! changing! our! presentations! and!making!

    sure!all!of!our! teachers!are!prepared.!Keep!checking!our! facebook!page! for! the!dates!of! the!

    sessions!most!relevant!for!you!so!that!you!can!sign!up.!!

    Third!years,!we!will!be!pairing!up!with! the! newly! formed!Cardiovascular! society! to!help!you!

    with!some!OSCE!revision!sessions,!ECG!interpretation!and!many!more!skills.!!

    Fifth!years,!dont!think!weve!forgotten!about!you!!A!whole!revision!weekend!has!been!set!up!

    for!you,!run!by!F1s,!who!are!Newcastle!graduates,!and!are!on!hand!to!help!you!pass!your!finals!

    with!flying!colours.!!

    However,!we! are! not! all! about! revision.!We!will! be! holding! our! AGM! during! this! term! so! if!

    youre! interested! in!being!on!the!committee,!or!even! just! learning!more!about!how!you!can!

    teach!next!year,!make!sure!you!come!along.!!

    Good!luck!with!all!your!exams!!

    MedEd!

    If!you!have!any!queries!do!not!hesitate!to!contact!us!at:!meded@gmail.com!

    Contributors!

    AMS!

    Mediwikis!

    Paediatric!Society!

    CPRiS!

    Orthopaedics!Society!

    Radiology!Society!

    Cardiovascular!Society!

    Medics!Revue!

    NMDSC!

    Friends!of!MSF!

    GET(INVOLVED(

  • Academic(Medicine(Society(Final(speaker(evening!(Dr(Desa(Lilic(Tuesday(6th(May(6pm(Dental(LT(F!!The! enthusiastic! Consultant!

    Immunologist! and! Principle! Investigator!

    Dr! Desa! Lilic! will! be! our! final! guest!

    speaker!for!the!year!!Dr!Lilic!specialises!in!

    a!rare!immune!deficiency!disorder.!!

    Free(food!(!(

    National(Student(Association(of(Medical(Research(Conference(Saturday(10th(May(@(Newcastle(Medical(School(FREE(registration(nsamr2014.co.uk((

    ! 4!Renowned!plenary!speakers!! Oral!presentations!! Poster!presentations!! Workshops!

    ! Academic!surgery!! Global!health!! Medical!Education!

    to(name(a(few!!! Certificate!

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    We! are! recruiting! students! to! be! on! our!Day( Committee,! this!will! look! great! on! your!CV! and! is! a! fantastic!opportunity!to!be!more(involved!with!AMS!and!the!conference!!Please!contact,!nsamr2014@gmail.com!if!you!are!interested!!

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    We!are!also!recruiting!volunteers!from!stage!2!onwards!to!be!Buddies!for!our!visiting!sixth!formers.!This!is!a!great!CV(booster!and!will!provide!you!with!the!opportunity!to!demonstrate!your!clinical(skills.!To!find!out!more!please!contact!Alex!Martin!at!nsamr2014@gmail.com!!!!!

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    AGM(&(AMS(Elections!(( Monday(12th(May(6pm(Leech(2.2!Its! that! time!of! year!again!!Want! to!be!more! involved!with!undergrad! research?! Fancy!a!

    place(on(committee?!Come!along!to!the!elections!!Contact!academicmedncl@gmail.com!for!more!information!about!positions(up(for(grabs.!!!

    AFP(2015(Info(Evening(( Thurs(15th(May(6pm(Dental(LT(E!For! all! those! considering! or! planning! to! apply! for! the! Academic! Foundation! Programme!

    (AFP),!Dr!Andrew!Gennery!(Director!Northern!Deanery!AFP)!will!be!delivering!a!talk!about!the!Newcastle(AFP.!AFP!doctors!will!discuss!their!experiences!and!future!plans.!Final!year!medics!accepted!on!the!2014!programme!will!be!there!to!answer!questions!and!share!their!

    advice.!!!!

    Good(luck(with(revision(and(exams(everyone!(Thats(all(for(this(year!((Thanks,(Katie(Best,(President(!!

    To(be(added(to(the(mailing(list,(please(email(academicmedncl@gmail.com!

    amsncl.co.uk(( ((((@AMSNewcastle!

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    Mediwikis(On!the!7th!of!May,!Mediwikis!is!hosting!an!event!at!Quilliam!Brothers!tea!house.!You'll!

    be!able!to!meet!other!people!involved!in!the!wiki,!learn!more!about!getting!involved!in!

    the!Mediwikis!project!that's!spreading!across!the!country,!and!get!free!tea!and!snacks!!

    *Free!tea!and!snacks!

    *Get!tips!and!teaching!for!upcoming!exams!

    RSVP!or!find!out!more!via!Facebook,!just!search!Mediwikis!!

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    Newcastle(Paediatrics(Society(This!academic!year!has!been!one!of!success!for!Newcastle!Paediatrics!Society.!Our!SSC!

    and!Electives!evening!was!attended!by!over!60!third!year!students,!quite!a!few!of!which!

    have!gone!on!to!secure!SSCs!at!prestigious!centres!such!as!Great!Ormond!Street!and!

    Alder!Hey.!Our!second!annual!Northern!Undergraduate!Paediatrics!Conference!was!again!extremely!popular,!attracting!students!from!medical!schools!around!the!country!

    and!receiving!positive!feedback!from!all!delegates.!Weve!also!been!fortunate!enough!to!

    raise!over!400!for!childrens!charities,!both!national!and!local.!

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    Were!ending!our!year!with!one!final!event!!the!Careers!in!Paediatrics!evening!will!take!place!on!30thApril!at!7pm!in!the!medical!school.!We!will!have!speakers!from!various!

    paediatric!subcspecialities!to!talk!to!you!about!how!a!career!in!paediatrics!progresses!and!

    what!a!job!in!paediatrics!entails.!

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    Thanks!again!to!everybody!who!has!attended!our!events!!

    this!year.!If!you!are!interested!in!becoming!a!member!of!!

    our!committee!for!next!year,!please!keep!an!eye!out!on!!

    our!Facebook!and!Twitter!pages!for!information!on!when!!

    our!AGM!will!be!!

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    Facebook:!Newcastle!Paediatrics!Society!

    Twitter:!@newcpaeds!!

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    CPRiS(CPRiS are holding a fundraiser on the 3rd May:

    A 12-hour CPR marathon!

    Members!will!be!getting!together!in!front!of!the!!

    student!union!from!10amc10pm!to!do!CPR!!

    continuously!for!12!hours.!There!will!also!be!a!!

    station!for!people!to!learn!CPR!and!get!involved.!!

    Participants!will!be!looking!for!sponsors!and!we!!

    will!also!be!collecting!donations!on!the!day.!The!!

    event!is!to!raise!money!for!CPRiS!itself!as!well!as!proceeds!going!towards!a!heartcrelated!

    charity!(tbc).!Please!drop!by!on!the!day!and!get!involved!!More!information!available!

    through!our!Facebook!group,!CPRiS!2013c14.!

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    Othopaedic(Society(We!are!pleased!to!announced!the!triumphant!return!of!

    Orthopaedic!Society!!We!are!in!the!process!of!organising!

    some!exciting!events!such!as!speaker!evenings!and!

    practical!skill!sessions.!We!know!that!there!isn't!much!

    scope!for!experiencing!this!specialty!in!the!normal!

    curriculum,!so!we!want!to!provide!a!little!taste!of!what's!

    on!offer!beyond!medical!school.!Please!like!our!page!on!

    facebook!to!keep!up!to!date!with!our!events!!

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  • Cardiovascular(Society(The!Newcastle!University!Cardiovascular!!

    Society!is!the!newest!society!to!be!set!up!!

    within!the!medical!school.!We!aim!to!!

    increase!awareness!of!careers!in!cardiology!!

    and!cardiothoracic!surgery.!Our!first!event!!

    is!soon:!

    Careers!in!Cardiology!Monday!12!May,!6pm!

    David!Shaw!Lecture!Theatre,!Medical!School!

    !Two!of!our!consultant!patrons,!Prof!Spyridopolous!and!Dr!Shepherd!will!talk!to!

    the!society!about!their!experience!of!working!in!the!field!and!give!hints!and!tips!

    on!how!to!successfully!prepare!to!enter!a!career!in!cardiology!!

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    This!term,!we!will!be!teaming!up!with!MedEd!to!provide!revision!sessions!on!the!

    cardiovascular!exam,!how!to!interpret!an!ECG!and!much!more!!

    Like!our!Facebook!group!and!keep!up!to!date!with!all!our!events.!

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    (((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((Radiology(Society((((((!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!It! is!said!you!can't!lie!to!a!

    radiologist,! they!always!see!right!through!you!! If!you!want!to!have!such!special!powers!

    and!to!learn!about!an!exciting,!expanding!field!in!medicine,!why!not!join!us!for!some!of!

    our!free!events?!Last!term!we!had!some!great!events:!teaching!of!chest!radiographs,!MRI!

    in!research!and,!of!course,!weekly!consultant!led!sessions!in!the!RVI!covering!a!range!of!

    topics.! These! sessions!will! continue! this! term:! if! you!would! like! to! join! us,!we!meet! at!

    1pm! in! the! Medical! School! foyer! every! Friday.! Join! us! on! Facebook! or! email!

    radiologysocietyncl@gmail.com!with!any!questions.!

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    Medics(Revue:(WARNING.!Not!for!the!faintchearted.!Or!dentists.!

    Medics!Revue!is!an!annual!comedy!show!!

    organised,!written,!and!performed!by!a!group!of!!

    brave!third!year!medics!all!in!the