Monthly Newsletter

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Dear Scalpel Member,

We hope this message finds you well during your hard-earned Summer break. This is our newsletter to update you on events run by Scalpel, other societies/organisations, and any other opportunities we think you’ll find interesting. Though we hope you’re making the most of your time off, medical societies across the country are working behind the scenes to prepare events which will take place soon in the scholastic year!

In this newsletter:

– Upcoming Scalpel Events

– Surgical Events From Around The UK

– Opportunities

Scalpel Events

As always, across the course of the upcoming year you can expect many events ranging from lectures to skills days, OSCE revision sessions to networking evenings, and of course, our most highly-anticipated event: the annual Scalpel Surgical Conference. We are pleased to announce our conference this year will be held on November 2nd. More details will be posted on our Facebook page soon!

External Events 
Here are some external events that might be of interest to you:September 13th: BOA All Day Congress Session

The British Orthopaedic Association is hosting their All Day Congress Session for medical students on the 13th of September. The session will aim to deliver insight into the career of an orthopaedic surgeon via practical workshops and talks by speakers from varying fields of orthopaedics.

This one day programme costs just £10 if you book by the 27th of August 2019 and limited spaces are available.

More details can be found on their Facebook page:
September 14th: GASOC Annual Conference

The Global Anaesthesia, Surgery, and Obstetric Collaboration (GASOC) is holding their annual conference on the topic of Global Medical Technology in Surgery, on the 14th of September in Leeds.
There are several high-profile speakers at the event, and there will be ample opportunity for students and trainees to network, through workshops such as their Hackathon.

Abstract submissions of no more than 250 words related to global health or global applications of medical technology are also being accepted, with submissions closing after Friday the 16th of August.

Please visit their website for information concerning attending or submitting an abstract: Further details can be found on their website:
September 14th & 15th: High Yield UK – AFP Course

For those interested in applying for the Academic Foundation Pathway, High Yield UK are hosting events in both London and Manchester, designed to help with AFP applications. More information for their Manchester event can be found on this flier:

Here are some opportunities we hope may be of interest to you:STARSurg Regional Lead

The Student Audit and Research in Surgery (STARSurg) Collaborative is a national, student-led network that is currently accepting applications for regional lead positions at UK and ROI universities. The deadline is August the 14th at midnight.
For more information, visit:
To apply, please fill in this form:
‘So You Want to be a Doctor’ Book Contribution

‘So You Want to be a Doctor’ is a book series currently looking for a current Manchester student (or recent graduate) to write a double page spread on Manchester Medical School in the third edition of the book – this would result in a book contribution usable on a CV.

If interested, please email with ‘Manchester Medical School’ in the subject title for more information and a template to complete.

We appreciate your ongoing interest in Scalpel and hope to see you at our upcoming events in the next academic year.

Best regards,

Scalpel Surgical Society

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