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Foundation Ready is a career lecture series and mentoring programme for medical students. This is the first lecture in the series, piloted at King's College London.

Foundation Ready is a career lecture series and mentoring programme for medical students. This is the first lecture in the series, piloted at King's College London.

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  • 1.   ‘Should  I  do  a  BSc?’  A  junior  doctor’s   perspec8ve   Kiemu  Emanuwa,  SHO   Anatomy  Lecture  Theatre,  Guy’s  Campus,  KCL   10/12/13
  • 2. FoundaDon  Ready     Career  lecture   series     Career   mentoring   Buddying   online   Mentor   network  
  • 3.   ‘Should  I  do  a  BSc?’  A  junior  doctor’s   perspec8ve  
  • 4. information supplied in this section of the application form, not from the "Qualifications" section. Therefore, if you have put information relating to additional degrees in the "Qualifications" section, you must repeat it in this section or you will not be awarded the points. Points awarded (maximum = 5) FP/AFP 2014 Applicant’s Handbook June 2013 0 1 2 3 4 5 Degree category               Primary Medical Qualification only 3rd class BMedSci awarded at University of Nottingham 3rd class honours degree Unclassified honours degree 2.2 class BMedSci awarded at University of Nottingham 2.2 class honours degree 2.1 class BMedSci awarded at University of Nottingham 2.1 honours degree 1st class BMedSci awarded at University of Nottingham Postgraduate Masters degree 1st class honours degree Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) Bachelor Veterinary Medicine (B Vet Med) Doctoral degree (PhD, DPhil, etc)
  • 5. Outline       •  ReflecDve  exercises     •  Framework     •  Case  studies     •  QuesDons    and  suggesDons    
  • 6. Reflec8ve  exercise  1     •  What  specialiDes  are  you  interested  in?       •  What  are  your  goals  at  medical  school?       •  What  are  your  career  goals?         •  How  can  a  BSc  help  me  to  work  towards  or  achieve   my  goals?      
  • 7. Reflec8ve  exercise  1     •  What  specialiDes  are  you  interested  in?     –  psychiatry,  obstetrics  and  gynaecology,  infec4ons  diseases     •  What  are  your  goals  at  medical  school?   –  to  pass  my  exams  and  start  work     •  What  are  your  career  goals?     –  travel  and  work  in  developing  countries     •  How  can  a  BSc  help  me  to  work  towards  or  achieve   my  goals?     –  Interna4onal  Health-­‐  ?relevant  to  travel    
  • 8. PresentaDons   Leadership   AddiDonal   degrees   Teaching     ReflecDve   exercise  2   Research   Prizes  and   awards   Postgraduate   qualificaDon   Audit   PublicaDons   Courses   Post  F2   experience  
  • 9. Set up society & organised fundraising Cranial nerve examination and venepuncture PresentaDons   BSc next year Leadership   AddiDonal   degrees   Teaching     ReflecDve   exercise  2   Research   SSC merit Year 1 Essay competition Prizes  and   awards   MRCP planned Postgraduate   qualificaDon   Audit   PublicaDons   Courses   Post  F2   experience   Case report Research methods Working abroad
  • 10. Framework:     ‘Should  I  Do  A  BSc?’     What  are  my  objec8ves   for  doing  an  BSc?   Academic   •  Demonstrate  ability   •  In  depth  learning       New  skills   •  Lab   •  Academic  wriDng   •  CriDcal  appraisal   •  Ethical  approval   •  Research  proposal     Personal   •  Year  out  of  medicine     •  New  place     •  New  friends       Non  clinical  skills  and   experiences   •  Research     •  PublicaDons     •  PresentaDons   •  Teaching  
  • 11. Framework:     ‘Should  I  Do  A  BSc?’     What  are  my  objec8ves   for  doing  an  BSc?   Can  I  find  a  course  that   meets  my  objec8ves?     University     •  Lectures,  tutors,  peers,   library   •  Other  universiDes   Online   •  www.intercalate.co.uk   •  University  websites     People   •  Course  tutor   •  Previous  students       Be  specific   •  Module  opDons   •  PotenDal  project     •  Ground  work?              
  • 12. Framework:     ‘Should  I  Do  A  BSc?’     What  are  my  objec8ves   for  doing  an  BSc?   Can  I  find  a  course  that   meets  my  objec8ves?     Am  I  likely  to  meet  my   objec8ves?     Mo8va8on   •  Enjoyment/   interest   •  Focus   •  ‘Free’  Dme     Prepara8on     •  Reading   •  Project:  idea,   hurdles,  prep   •  Financial     Support   •  Course  tutor   •  Project  supervisor   •  Friends       Compe8ng  pressures   •  Paid  work   •  Social  life   •  AdjusDng        
  • 13. Framework:     ‘Should  I  Do  A  BSc?’     What  are  my  objec8ves   for  doing  an  BSc?   Can  I  find  a  course  that   meets  my  objec8ves?     No   Probably   not   No   Probably   not   Yes   Am  I  likely  to  meet  my   objec8ves?     Yes   YES,   maybe   Weigh  up  pros  and  cons  
  • 14. Poten8al  drawbacks       Expensive     Intense     Extra  year  at  university     Not  interesDng  or  enjoyable     Poor  results     Other  ways  to  meet  objecDves    
  • 15. Dr  AO,  Physiology  BSc     •  Between  3rd  and  4th  year,  KCL   •  First  class  BSc   •  Lab  project   •  NaDonal  presentaDon   •  SSC  merit-­‐  BSc  extension     •  F1  in  London  
  • 16. Dr  EE,  Psychology  BSc     •  Between  4th  and  5th  year,  KCL   •  2.1  BSc   •  Ethnic  differences  in   adherence   •  Research  methods  and   staDsDcs  module     •  PublicaDon   •  NaDonal  presentaDon   •  F1  Northampton    
  • 17. Dr  MR,  Interna8onal  Health  BSc     •  Between  4th  and  5th  year,  UCL   •  2.1  BSc   •  FGM     •  PublicaDon   •  Public  Health  MSc     •  Book  chapter-­‐  sociology   textbook   •  Project  London     •  GP  training    
  • 18. Dr  AN,  no  BSc   •  SSU  research  project   •  Lab  based  SSU         •  NaDonal  presentaDon   •  Full  cycle  audits   •  Set  up  a  teaching  programme   •  Formal  teaching  courses   •  Leadership  training  courses   •  MSc  Tropical  Medicine    
  • 19. Dr  KE,  Interna8onal  Health  BSc     •  Between  3rd  and  4th  year,  UCL   •  2.1  BSc   •  Literature  review  
  • 20. Interests   Career  path   Non  clinical  acDvity   Travel  and  internaDonal  development     InfecDons  diseases   2003-­‐07   KCL     Years  1-­‐3   Research   project     PublicaDon     SSM  merit     PresentaDon   Psychiatry   2007-­‐08   UCL     InternaDonal     Health  BSc   2008-­‐10   KCL     Years   4-­‐  5   BSc  2.1     Literature   review   ElecDve  in   South   Africa   O&G   GP   FoundaDon   ApplicaDon   2010-­‐12   FoundaDon   Training   PublicaDon     Audit  prize     Teaching   prize       PresentaDon     Leadership   project   AnaestheDcs   Speciality   ApplicaDon     2012-­‐13   South  Africa   Teaching   programme   2013-­‐14   Locuming   &   JCF     Courses     Taster  weeks     Relevant  job  
  • 21.   Ques8ons  &  sugges8ons