20th October 2023
MedSoc students enjoy a packed week
Our Medical Society and second year Medics Tutorial students enjoyed a busy week with lots of support and extra-curricular activity to help with their progression plans. We also hope all went well for all our second years who sat their BMAT this week.
Lunchtime film showing on Wednesday 18 October
Thanks to our Film Society plus Dr Khalid Ali, senior lecturer in Geriatrics and Stroke Medicine at Brighton & Sussex Medical School (BSMS) and a consultant geriatrician who visited with Caroline Ackley, research fellow in Medical Anthropology. The 2019 film 'This is My Night' centres on how a mother and her son with Down syndrome are treated by the world and people around them, and how their social class also impacts their experiences and struggles. After the film there was a thought-provoking discussion on themes of care and old age. The purpose of this visit was to promote the importance of care and to reduce the stigma of old age and care.
Two events on Thursday 19 October
Dr Peter Westhead, Consultant Anaesthetist and Clinical Director of the Sussex Trauma Network visited BHASVIC along with his niece, a 4th year medical student at BSMS to answer MedSoc student questions about working in the NHS, studying at medical school and interviews.
At the end of the college day we held interview practice sessions led by Brighton & Sussex Medical School (BSMS) for our 2nd year Medics, Vets and Dentists. BSMS brought 4 students with them to the interview practice, two of whom happened to be ex BHASVIC students Enya Costin (3rd year) and Alex Martindale. (5th year). The medical students from BSMS role played a panel interview and the session was full of lots of interview practice and advice, vital for supporting our students with their progression