2020/2021 News Archive

PARTNERSHIP WITH MEDICS ACADEMY

We are delighted to announce that Medics Academy has decided to partner with us and help provide further training for everyone involved in In2MedSchool! They provide a wide variety of resources including short courses, training for teaching, global internships and MORE!

Please keep your eyes peeled for further updates.

14/06/21

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COLLABORATING WITH VISION STUDY

In2MedSchool is collaborating in VISION study conducted by Cardiff Healthcare International PerspectiveS (CHIPS) at Cardiff University School of Medicine, alongside HKMSUK and the British International Doctors’ Association.

"International applicants’ medical school fees have always been an overwhelming financial barrier to students. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced international students' opinions about the quality of their medical education in relation to the amount of money they are paying.

We would like to invite international students and doctors to complete a 5 to 7 minute survey to better understand your perception of this issue. We aim to bring together anecdotes, quotes and stories into evidence to guide future decision making by relevant establishments to make improvements that can be implemented in medical education to support international students."

If you have any questions, please feel free to email healthcareinternationalsociety@cardiff.ac.uk.

20/05/21

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EXPLORING HEALTHCARE CAREERS

Our last Mentee Event for the 2020/2021 Academic Year looked at Exploring Healthcare Careers.

On the day, we had the opportunity of hearing from Physiotherapist Elzbie, Midwife Sian, Critical Care Nurse Michaela, and Biomedical Scientist Joana. Students also gained access to a host of videos from different healthcare professions to give them a well-rounded view of the available opportunities.

Thank you to everyone who participated!

You can check out the recording under the "Past Events" tab or by subscribing to our YouTube channel.

24/04/21

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TOM DONALDSON CHARITABLE TRUST GRANT 2021

We are proud to have partnered with Tom Donaldson Charitable Trust Foundation to provide 5x£100 grants for our Mentees.

These aim to support our Mentees in East Midlands region with any costs they may face, whether work experience related, to buy stationery or to support themselves with day-to-day costs. More details and the Application Form can be found here. Deadline: 31st May 2021.

The team is working hard to develop more opportunities - please watch this space! Find out more about Tom Donaldson Charitable Trust and the person who inspired its formation here.

22/04/21

VACCINATION AGAINST COVID-19: MENTEE MEDICAL BLOG

Our Mentee Medical Bloggers entry kicked off with Vaccination against Covid-19 by Olaoluwa Ogundipe, Year 12/S5 - St Thomas Apostle College. The entry underwent a review by members of the In2MedSchool Team and we were all impressed by the standard of writing. Well done Olaoluwa!

You can check out the entry here.

18/04/21

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ALTERNATIVE PATHWAYS TO MEDICINE

Our first event of April kicked off with Alternative Pathways to Medicine, on the 10th of April.

The event featured three speakers: Nikita (University of Leeds), Noorzia (Brighton and Sussex University), and Rutik (Anglia Ruskin University) who covered various aspects of taking a gap year, undertaking an undergraduate course and doing medicine with a foundation year to name but a few.

You can check out the recording under the "Past Events" tab or by subscribing to our YouTube channel.

Thank you to everyone who attended and asked questions.

10/04/21

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APPLYING TO MEDICINE CONFERENCE REFLECTIVE PIECE COMPETITION - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Following the success of our Applying to Medicine Conference on the 13th and 14th of February 2021, students had the opportunity to submit an entry for our Reflective Piece Competition.

The competition was open to everyone who tuned in to the conference across the two days. And with over 3,000 views, we received a great range of entries from students across the country.

Following thorough review and feedback, we are happy to report that the Top 10 entries were written by:

  • Riya James, Year 12/S5 - The Becket School

  • Mitra Yaqin, Year 12/S5 - Barnhill Community

  • Oscar Mason, Year 12/S5 - Chichester College

  • Zoha Imtiaz, Year 12/S5 - Campion School

  • Beata Aliasevic, Year 12/S5 - Beauchamp City Sixth Form

  • Emma Shixin Fair, Year 11/S4 - Whitmore High School

  • Ayomide Akinsinmide, Year 12/S5 - Caludon Castle School

  • Ahmed Abbas, Year 12/S5 - King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys

  • Isobel Elphick, Year 12/S5 - Hardenhuish school

  • Joel Ezana, Year 12/S5 - Hills Road Sixth Form College

Congratulations to our Top 10 winners and massive well done to everyone who submitted! You can read the top submissions here.

Please look out for future opportunities and check out our Essay Competition too!

27/03/21

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A-LEVEL REVISION SERIES: MATHS

Our A-Level Revision Series had its final installment with Maths on the 27th of March 2021.

We had the pleasure of hearing from Charlotte Buttercase (Manchester), Siddharth Shukla (Exeter) and Umme Alam (Plymouth) who explored common themes relating to Pure Maths, Mechanics, and Statistics, and shared revision tips and tricks while answering questions.

You can check out the recording under the "Past Events" tab or by subscribing to our YouTube channel.

Thank you to everyone who attended and asked questions.

27/03/21

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A-LEVEL REVISION SERIES: CHEMISTRY

Our A-Level Revision Series continued with the Chemistry webinar on 13th March 2021.

We had the opportunity of hearing from Rehaan Khokar (Newcastle) and Sophie Orme (University of East Anglia), who shared some essential knowledge and revision tips, and went ver some question examples.

Thank you to everyone who attended and asked questions.

You can check out the recording under the "Past Events" tab or by subscribing to our YouTube channel.

13/03/21

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APPLYING TO MEDICINE CONFERENCE REFLECTIVE PIECE COMPETITION

Following the success of our Applying to Medicine Conference on the 13th and 14th of February 2021, students had the opportunity to submit an entry for the Reflective piece competition.

With the deadline passing on 28/02/2021, watch this space for the winner announcement and good luck to those entering!

28/02/21

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A-LEVEL REVISION SERIES: BIOLOGY

Our A-Level Revision Series kicked off with Biology event, on 27th of February 2021.

We had the opportunity of hearing from Rehaan Khokar (Newcastle), Italia Leech (Leeds) and Rohan Chikhal (Hull York), who shared some essential knowledge and teaching points, shared revision tips and went over some question examples.

Thank you to everyone who attended and asked questions.

You can check out the recording under the "Past Events" tab or by subscribing to our YouTube channel.

27/02/21

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IN2MEDSCHOOL TEAM WINS AT

We are extremely happy to report that three members of our Team - Anna Chiara Corriero, Lim Shan Ming and Rehaan Khokar have won the first prize of the delegate choice for Best Abstract at the London Medical Research Conference 2021 which took place this weekend! They presented work titled "Overcoming the disparities in medical school application: Evaluating free virtual events".

You can check out their presentation video. Congratulations team - absolutely amazing work!

22/02/21

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APPLYING TO MEDICINE CONFERENCE 2021

Thank you to everyone who attended our Applying to Medicine Conference, which took place on the 13th and 14th of February 2021. With 3,000+ views over the two days and more playbacks since, we are extremely glad to hear that the students have found the event extremely beneficial and feel more confident about their application.

The conference covered a wide variety of topics including:

Day 1

  • UCAS Application Process (Jenna Stocks, Lim Shan Ming)

  • Finances/ Grants/ Scholarships (Hannah Okechukwu, Joana Rodrigues, Carolina Rosa, Anna Chiara Corriero)

  • Work Experience & Alternatives (Anna Chiara Corriero, Myurri Lohesan)

  • Personal Statements/ Interviews/ Offers (Thea Chandler, Adrienn Gyori)

  • Closing Q&A (Anna Chiara Corriero, Myurri Lohesan, Lim Shan Ming, Adrienn Gyori)

Day 2

  • Admission Tests - BMAT, UCAT (Adrienn Gyori, Rehaan Khokar)

  • How to Pick a Medical School (Edie Jones, Stanimir Stoilov, Lee Fernandes)

  • Mental Health & Social Experiences (Gayathri Thivyaa Gangatharan)

  • Rejections: What to do next (Isi Ukponzene, Rabia Bashir)

  • Closing Q&A (Anna Chiara Corriero, Myurri Lohesan, Lim Shan Ming, Gabriela Barzyk, Brian Wang, Adrienn Gyori)

Massie thanks also extends to our sponsors - MDU, Medify and MPS!

You can access the recording of the event under the "Past Events" tab or by subscribing to our YouTube channel.

We hope to see you at our future events!

13/02 & 14/02/21

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A DAY IN LIFE OF A GENERAL PRACTITIONER

Thank you to everyone who attended our A Day in the Life of a GP event, which took place on the 30th of January 2021, 3pm GMT.

We had the pleasure of hearing from Sarah and Anem, who are currently training in the GP speciality. The event explored the day-to-day life of a GP with the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the General Practitioner career.

You can check out the recording under the "Past Events" tab or by subscribing to our YouTube channel.

16/01/21

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DAY IN LIFE OF MEDICAL STUDENTS

Thank you to everyone who attended our event "Day in Life of 6 Medical Students" taking place on the 16th of January 2021.

The event explored a day in life of six medical students, all from a variety of different universities, and each in a different year group (including an intercalation year).

Our speakers included Charlotte (Manchester), Rohan (Hull York), Connor (St George's), Myurri (Barts and the London), Aysha (Manchester) and Omar (Cardiff).

Thank you to all who attended the event! You can check out the recording under the "Past Events" tab or by subscribing to our YouTube channel.

16/01/21

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INEQUALITIES IN HEALTH ALILIANCE

We are proud to announce that In2MedSchool joined the Inequalities in Health Alliance, a coalition of organisations with an interest in improving the health of the UK. The organisations have come together to campaign for a cross-government strategy to reduce health inequalities - this coincides with what our work, which aims to diversify the future generations of doctors.

You can find out more information about this Alliance on the Royal College of Physicians website: https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/projects/inequalities-health-alliance

09/01/21

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DISABILITIES IN MEDICINE EVENT

We had the pleasure of hosting an event called "Disabilities in Medicine" on the 28th of December 2020.

The event featured a panel of medical students who talked about their experiences of applying to medical school and being a medical student. They discussed how their disabilities, learning difficulties and/or mental health have impacted their experience (both positively and negatively). The speakers included Keagan Witts (QMUL), Devon Ward (Cardiff), Connor Togher (St George's) and Abbie Tutt (Warwick).

Thank you to all who attended the event! You can check out the recording under the "Past Events" tab or by subscribing to our YouTube channel.

28/12/20

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500 MENTEES MATCHED!

We are proud to have passed the mark of making 500 mentoring matches! We have received great feedback from all our Mentees so far and would like to thank all our Mentors for doing an amazing job - we could not support our Mentees without you!

Big thank you also extends to all of our amazing Regional Heads who have been working so hard over the last few months to achieve this. Thank you everyone for your continuous support!

17/12/20

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AN INTERVIEWER'S PERSPECTIVE WEBINAR

Thank you to everyone who attended our webinar "An Interviewer's Perspective" which took place on the 12th of December 2020.

We had the pleasure of hearing from Thea Chandler (Foundation 2 Doctor) and Abbas Palkhi (Foundation 2 Doctor), who have had experiences on both sides of the interview - as an interviewee and an interviewer. Their talk focussed on what an examiner will look out for and they provided the audience with useful tips and advice.

Thank you to everyone who asked questions and for joining us. We hope you found the event useful!

12/12/20

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IN2MEDSCHOOL WINS AT HLA CONFERENCE 2020

We are happy to announce that further to our members presenting at the Healthcare Leadership Academy Fourth Annual Conference, two members representing In2MedSchool team have won an oral presentation award! Gabriela Barzyk and Brian Wang presented an oral presentation titled "In2MedSchool: A student-led, national widening participation initiative for underprivileged pre-medics" at the conference which took place on the 21st and 22nd of November 2020. Their presentation discussed details of setting up the scheme and our success to date. You can find out more information about the conference at: https://www.medics.academy/courses/the-HLA-conference-2020

We would like to thank the entire team including Core Committee, Regional Heads and our Mentors for making this possible. Massive well done to Gabriela and Brian for such a fantastic accomplishment!

07/12/20

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PANEL INTERVIEW WEBINAR

Following our recent MMI Interview Webinar, the Panel Interview Webinar took place on 28/11/2020.

The event covered the nature of the interview, helpful tips and examples of what to expect, alongside some ethical and groupwork considerations.

We had the pleasure of hearing from Myurri (Barts and the London), Rehaan (Newcastle) and Setthasorn Ooi (Cardiff University) who each discussed different aspects of the interview.

Thank you to all of our attendees for the positive feedback on the event and for your overall engagement with the session!

28/11/20

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IN2MEDSCHOOL AT HLA CONFERENCE 2020

We are extremely happy to report that In2MedSchool continues to reach new milestones as five members of our team had the opportunity to present work relating to the programme at the national Healthcare Leadership Academy Fourth Annual Conference. The event took place on the 21st and 22nd of November 2020, and aimed to provide inspiration, motivation and guidance to healthcare professionals and students who are passionate about leadership and innovation.