Intercalation Talk.40% of medical undergraduates have an additional degree.
Our intercalation talk will help you to decide...
Overview
7.00 pm Ammar Natalwala (BSc, Neurosciences)
- Career pathway in surgery
- CV boosting opportunities
- Role of In...
A Surgical Career
• Why do you want to become a surgeon?
www.ahajokes.com/crt617.html
A Surgical Career
• Why do you want to become a surgeon?
– Range of operations/ sub-specialities
– New technology
• Roboti...
Surgical Training Pathway
• Medical School
– Duration: 5 years (6yrs with Intercalation)
– Exam: MBBS/ MBChB
– On completi...
Surgical Training Pathway
• Foundation years
– Pre-requisite: Provisional registration with GMC
– Duration: 2 years
– Exam...
Surgical Training Pathway
• Speciality training years 1 and 2
– Pre-requisites: Full registration with GMC
– Duration: Nor...
Surgical Training Pathway
• Speciality training years 3 plus
– Pre-requisites: Successful completion of ST1 and ST2
– Dura...
Further Information
• SurgSoc Careers Evening (February 2009)
• Royal college of Surgeons website
http://www.rcseng.ac.uk
...
At Medical School
• Show your interest in surgery!
– Our Events
• WiST
• Surgical Careers Evening
• Royal College of Surge...
Intercalation
• What is it?
• When can I intercalate?
• What can I intercalate in?
– Biological Sciences
– Medicine in Soc...
Degrees Offered
Biological Sciences
• Cell and Molecular Pathology
• Physiology
• Cardiovascular Science
• Neuroscience
• ...
Degrees Offered
Medicine in Society
• Health Care Ethics and Law
• History of Medicine
• Behavioural Science
• Occupationa...
Intercalation
• Neurosciences at King’s College in London
– Application to King’s
• Meet deadlines
• May require interview...
Intercalation – What did it involve?
• Modules
– Systems Neuroscience (1)
– Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience (1)
– Quan...
Intercalation – What did it involve?
– Lectures
• 1st
semester
• Latest research
• 2 Journals per lecture!
– Coursework
• ...
What did it involve?
– Dissertation
• Pick supervisor early!
– Approach them with ideas / CV
• Throughout 2nd
semester
• W...
Intercalation - Pros
– UNIQUE opportunity – degree in 1 year
– In-depth knowledge – surgery/ anatomy
– Insight into resear...
• Points on UKFPO
(Q1 out of 8 points)
– 0 = no additional degree
– 1 = BSc which does not extend
duration of MBChB (Notti...
• UKFPO
– Academic ranking (40 points)
• 1st
– 40
• 2nd
– 38
• 3rd
– 36
• 4th
– 34
– Application questions (60 points) – 7...
Intercalation - Cons
– An extra year of study
– Not easy!
– Expense
– Forgetting medicine
– Going into the year below
Relevance
• Appreciate difference between BSc and
MBChB degree
• Appreciate what lab-based projects involve
• Experience i...
Then What?
• After Intercalation – apply research skills
– SSM2 Biological sciences
– SSM3 Public Health & Epidemiology Pr...
Then What?
• Audits
• Presentations & Conference posters
• Training courses
• Teaching opportunities
National SurgSoc Competition
• £100 Pre-clinical student prize
– 500 word abstract on “The Future of Modern Surgery”
• £10...
Conclusion
• Intercalation is a great opportunity to develop your career
• Not a “doss” year & expense factor
• Pick modul...
Conclusion
• Most importantly HAVE FUN!
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SurgSoc Proudly Presents: Intercalation – A Student's Perspective

  1. 1. Intercalation Talk.40% of medical undergraduates have an additional degree. Our intercalation talk will help you to decide. Thursday 20th November LT4 7 PM
  2. 2. Overview 7.00 pm Ammar Natalwala (BSc, Neurosciences) - Career pathway in surgery - CV boosting opportunities - Role of Intercalation - What Intercalation involves - Pros and Cons - Research 7.30 pm Ashok Gunawardene (BSc, Anatomy) 7.45 pm Kiren Shabir (BSc, Psychology) 8.00 pm Dr Rahul Potluri (BSc, Cardiovascular Sciences)
  3. 3. A Surgical Career • Why do you want to become a surgeon? www.ahajokes.com/crt617.html
  4. 4. A Surgical Career • Why do you want to become a surgeon? – Range of operations/ sub-specialities – New technology • Robotic surgery • Neurosurgery • Transplant surgery http://www.intuitivesurgical.com/products/davinci_surgicalsystem/index.aspx
  5. 5. Surgical Training Pathway • Medical School – Duration: 5 years (6yrs with Intercalation) – Exam: MBBS/ MBChB – On completion: Provisional registration with GMC Royal College of Surgeons, England Website
  6. 6. Surgical Training Pathway • Foundation years – Pre-requisite: Provisional registration with GMC – Duration: 2 years – Exam: None – On completion: Full registration with GMC Royal College of Surgeons, England Website
  7. 7. Surgical Training Pathway • Speciality training years 1 and 2 – Pre-requisites: Full registration with GMC – Duration: Normally 2 years Core Surgical training – Exam: MRCS and workplace based assessments – On completion: Progression to ST3 Royal College of Surgeons, England Website
  8. 8. Surgical Training Pathway • Speciality training years 3 plus – Pre-requisites: Successful completion of ST1 and ST2 – Duration: 5-6 years depending on speciality – Exam: Intercollegiate Speciality Examination (FRCS) – On completion: Certificate of Completion of training (CCT) Royal College of Surgeons, England Website
  9. 9. Further Information • SurgSoc Careers Evening (February 2009) • Royal college of Surgeons website http://www.rcseng.ac.uk • Modernising Medical Careers website http://www.mmc.nhs.uk/pages/home
  10. 10. At Medical School • Show your interest in surgery! – Our Events • WiST • Surgical Careers Evening • Royal College of Surgeons visit • Anatomy Course • Mentor Programme • National SurgSoc Competition – Research • Saving Faces • Grants available from RCSE website – Intercalation
  11. 11. Intercalation • What is it? • When can I intercalate? • What can I intercalate in? – Biological Sciences – Medicine in Society
  12. 12. Degrees Offered Biological Sciences • Cell and Molecular Pathology • Physiology • Cardiovascular Science • Neuroscience • Pharmacology • Biochemistry • Clinical Sciences – Haematology – Immunology – Infection – Histopathology – Clinical Chemistry – Cancer Studies
  13. 13. Degrees Offered Medicine in Society • Health Care Ethics and Law • History of Medicine • Behavioural Science • Occupational Health • Public Health and Epidemiology • Psychological Medicine
  14. 14. Intercalation • Neurosciences at King’s College in London – Application to King’s • Meet deadlines • May require interview – Permission from the Dean – Advantages • Teaching • ? More research opportunities • New environment
  15. 15. Intercalation – What did it involve? • Modules – Systems Neuroscience (1) – Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience (1) – Quantitative Neuroscience (0.5) – Laboratory based project (1.5)
  16. 16. Intercalation – What did it involve? – Lectures • 1st semester • Latest research • 2 Journals per lecture! – Coursework • Writing abstracts • Posters • Statistics using SPSS
  17. 17. What did it involve? – Dissertation • Pick supervisor early! – Approach them with ideas / CV • Throughout 2nd semester • Writing to publication standard • Lab / Library Project – Exams • 3 hours • 3 essays • Referencing journals • Stats exam
  18. 18. Intercalation - Pros – UNIQUE opportunity – degree in 1 year – In-depth knowledge – surgery/ anatomy – Insight into research – Using Pubmed – Writing skills: Ability to read and criticise papers – Statistics – Publication – Points on job application form – Break from medicine & meet new people
  19. 19. • Points on UKFPO (Q1 out of 8 points) – 0 = no additional degree – 1 = BSc which does not extend duration of MBChB (Nottingham) – 2 = 3rd BSc – 3 = 2:2 BSc – 4 = 2:1 BSc, MSc, BDS – 5 = 1st BSc or PhD Other educational achievements – 1 = prize (national) – 1 = publication (peer reviewed) – 1 = Oral or Poster presentation (National or International Conference) *Have to be 1st or 2nd author Intercalation - Pros http://www.foundationprogramme.nhs.uk/pages/home/key-documents
  20. 20. • UKFPO – Academic ranking (40 points) • 1st – 40 • 2nd – 38 • 3rd – 36 • 4th – 34 – Application questions (60 points) – 7 q’s Intercalation - Pros http://www.foundationprogramme.nhs.uk/pages/home/key-documents
  21. 21. Intercalation - Cons – An extra year of study – Not easy! – Expense – Forgetting medicine – Going into the year below
  22. 22. Relevance • Appreciate difference between BSc and MBChB degree • Appreciate what lab-based projects involve • Experience is just as important as a publication
  23. 23. Then What? • After Intercalation – apply research skills – SSM2 Biological sciences – SSM3 Public Health & Epidemiology Project – Year 4 Elective/ Poster – Year 5 SSA
  24. 24. Then What? • Audits • Presentations & Conference posters • Training courses • Teaching opportunities
  25. 25. National SurgSoc Competition • £100 Pre-clinical student prize – 500 word abstract on “The Future of Modern Surgery” • £100 Clinical student prize – 500 word case report on a surgical patient (does not have to be a rare condition) • How is it assessed? – Clarity – Innovation – Interest – Winners will be selected by our Honorary President (Prof. Alderson) and will be invited to do a 10 minute presentation at the Careers evening/ Sir Harold Ellis Talk and will be awarded their prize How do I apply? – Send entries with your name and year of study to events@surgsoc.co.uk – Deadline is 31st January 2009
  26. 26. Conclusion • Intercalation is a great opportunity to develop your career • Not a “doss” year & expense factor • Pick modules carefully and contact potential supervisors early • Meet application deadlines Is Medicine an Art or Science???
  27. 27. Conclusion • Most importantly HAVE FUN!

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