Psychological and psychiatric problems in adolescence are increasing in frequency in everyday practice for paediatricians. This RSM event will give an overview of common clinical problems that this vulnerable population face. Date: Tue 18 Feb 2020 Time: 8:45am to 5:00pm For further details, please visit their website.
When did you complete your elective in paediatrics? Feb 2019 Where did you do your elective? Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada What paediatric speciality? General Paediatrics How did you organise your elective placement? Apply directly through AFMC elective portal: https://www.afmcstudentportal.ca/institution/uToronto#/ This is a national application scheme to complete any elective at a university hospital… Continue reading Elective Inspo: Canada, General Paeds
Cardiology in Vietnam (2018) Where? Cho Ray Hospital, Vietnam What? Paediatric Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery and ICU. You spend time with both the medical team of paediatric intensivists and a surgical team How did you organise? Emailed: firstname.lastname@example.org Costs? Hospital fee: 2 000 000 VND/ week (~£65) Visa: ~£100 (depends on whether you get a multiple… Continue reading Electives Inspo: Paediatric Cardiology in Vietnam
Zoe Johnson – Medical elective in Pastrana Rural Health Unit, Leyte, Philippines February 2019 In February 2019, I travelled to Tacloban on the island of Leyte in The Philippines to work with the charity ‘Volunteer for the Visayans’ at Pastrana Rural Health Unit. Upon arrival, I was made aware that The Philippines was in the… Continue reading Electives Inspo: Pastrana Rural Health Unit, Leyte, Philippines February 2019
If you’ve done your elective or part of your elective in paediatrics, we’d love to hear from you! We have been creating a database of paediatric elective experiences to inspire those organising their elective. It’s an incredibly valuable tool for those organising their elective and a great opportunity for you to practice some reflection! If you’d… Continue reading Help Us Grow Our Elective Database
Would you like to attend a FREE 3-day course to prepare you for FOP/TAS examinations? Aim at newly appointed ST1 starting in August/September 2019 – Only 10 free places available! The course covers the curriculum for your MRCPCH written examination papers. Different specialty consultants will enthusiastically deliver sessions to give you an idea of the level… Continue reading FREE 3-day FOP/TAS exam prep course for FY2 Doctors
We are pleased to announce the next UKAPS conference in partnership with the amazing University of Birmingham PONGsoc. This year we have a brilliant day in the works for both medical students and foundation doctors alike with interesting talks focussing on the Wellbeing of the Paediatrician and medical ethics. We have a great day of… Continue reading UKAPS Conference 2019!
An Elective undertaken in Vancouver, Canada in the NICU unit I undertook my elective in the Summer 2017 in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the British Columbia Children’s Hospital. This placement opened my eyes to the harsh reality of our limitations to save babies lives as doctors. Over the four weeks of the placement, I… Continue reading Electives Inspo: Canada, Babies, Canada
Maryam Al-Mahtot, 4th year medical student, University of Aberdeen My naïve experience of research began in the summer of 2nd year of medical school, when I undertook an 8-week-long summer research studentship at my university. This experience landed me in the good hands of a consultant paediatrician, whose invaluable guidance led to the acquiring of the knowledge… Continue reading Celebrating Success: Maryam Al-Mahtot, University of Aberdeen
My elective in paediatrics was organised through Manchester University’s European Studies programme; I spent 16 weeks at Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades in Paris attached to the general medical and general surgical departments. This elective gave me a chance to experience working with children and families affected by many different pathologies, including rarer diseases and diseases not… Continue reading Electives Inspo: Paris – Through a different lens