Our next Welsh takeAIM event has just been announced! We’ll be holding it on Wednesday 3rd April at 1800 in the Cochrane Building at the University Hospital of Wales. It’s open to anybody who might be interested in a career in acute medicine – medical students, Foundation / CMT / ACCS trainees, and other healthcare professions.
The programme has been designed by Jan Awad, one of our current Welsh acute medicine trainees. It will include a talk from him about what a career in acute medicine is like, followed by some clinical scenario workshops and finishing with some examples of how we use medical imaging in the acute medical unit. After all of that has worked up your appetite we’ll even provide free pizza to finish the evening off 🍕! If there’s anything else you want to know about AIM there will be plenty of us around during the whole event to discuss things further.
takeAIM Cardiff is completely free to attend – you simply need to register over at the takeAIM website. See you there!
If you’re interested in some slightly different CPD to usual you might want to consider the inherited metabolic disease study day in Cardiff next March. The morning programme is paediatric but the afternoon looks like it will have relevance to acute medicine. See this PDF for further details.
We spent a busy evening at UHW on Thursday 22nd November promoting the benefits of a career in acute medicine. It was great to see so much interest (and very good to see the pizza and doughnuts at the end!). We were particularly pleased to have all four of the ACCS specialties so well represented in the same area and hope we’ve persuaded a few people to consider joining us!
If you missed us there but do want to find out more about our specialty, you can always contact us via this website, email, or social media.
As in previous years, the Wales acute medicine STC would like to offer a bursary of £400 to a Welsh Acute Medicine registrar (ST3+) in order to help to fund the cost of acquiring their specialist skill.
Trainees should look out for an email from the STC over the next few weeks containing instructions on how to apply!
Carys, Tom, and Madge spent their afternoon promoting acute medicine to medical students and junior doctors at the Royal Gwent medical careers fair today. A good quantity of WAPS and takeAIM merchandise was dished out!
If you missed us there but you’d still like to find out more about acute medicine, feel free to contact us via social media or this website. We’ll also be at the Cardiff University Medsoc Careers Fair at the University Hospital of Wales on the evening of Thursday 22nd November.