Medicine Overseas Conference : How and why we do it
Overseas humanitarian medical work possesses a strong allure for many, but getting involved can be a task in itself. However, the stimulating environment, the great unmet needs, the medical challenges and the emotionally rewarding nature of the job bring those who undertake this work back again and again.
For doctors and medical students who are keen to learn more about international medical work, the conference "Medicine Overseas: How and why we do it" on 24th November 2012 at Manchester University will inspire, provide the vital information on training and education to prepare for the challenge, and put you in contact with the organisations and individuals that make it happen.
For more information and tickets visit www.rsm.ac.uk/medicine-overseas or read on to see what we will cover:
What it’s really like
Most of our speakers are doctors with years of experience in international health in a range of roles varying from front line service delivery to running non-governmental organisations. They will be sharing their experiences and the lessons they have learnt about how to do it sustainably and effectively.
What you can do as an undergraduate
Medsin and the University of Manchester will be providing advice on the opportunities available and providing details on how to get involved. We will give an overview of the electives, SSMs, student advocacy groups, student charities, training opportunities and intercalated degrees you can undertake to start your experience even before you have even left medical school.
What to do as a post-graduate
Once a doctor, the range of opportunities become wider, with countless training courses, academic qualifications, organisations and groups to become involved with. The Liverpool School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, along with a junior doctor currently working in Sierra Leone, will take you through where to go once out you have stepped out of university.
What organisations are looking for
With representation by Merlin, Volunteer Services Abroad and the Department for International Development, you will be able to learn directly what these organisations are looking for in their humanitarian work. This will definitely help you to gain the qualifications, experience and skills you need to get employed and be effective working in this field.
How to plan your career
With Modernising Medical Careers in the UK pushing all doctors along the production line into specialisation, it can be difficult to know when and how to hop off. If you don’t plan ahead, it can be easy to find yourself at the end of the production line with many missed opportunities. We will show you how to step off without jeopardising your career and even demonstrate how to get experience whilst on it.
So join us at the Renold Building, Manchester University from 0900 on Sat 24th November 2012 to get the information you need to launch a career in this exciting area of medicine!
Please visit www.rsm.ac.uk/medicine-overseas for more information and tickets
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