We are pleased to announce that registration for our annual Symposium on 20th June 2019 is now open. Early bird rates are available at £45 for trainees and £65 for consultants. Visit the symposium page to find out more and register. We hope to see you there!
We’re pleased to announce that our 2019 annual symposium will take place on Thursday 20th June at the King Arthur Hotel, Renyoldston, Gower.
This is the same venue as we used in 2017 and we’re looking forward to being back! The theme will be “Hot Topics in Acute Medicine”. Please check back soon to see the programme and registration details!
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!
The Wales acute medicine ST3 interviews will take place on 8th April 2019. Applications open on 30th January via the ST3 Recruitment website.
If you’re thinking of applying then don’t be afraid to contact us – we can give you plenty of advice on the application process and what the Welsh training scheme is like!
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.
We’ll be representing acute medicine at the Cardiff University Medical Society Careers Fair on Thursday 22nd November from 1830-2030 in the Michael Griffiths Education Centre at UHW.
Pop in to speak to us about what a career in acute medicine is like (hint: we’re pretty keen on it!) We’ll have free WAPS and takeAIM merchandise and we’re told that there will also be pizza! 🍕
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!
If you’re still considering your choice of specialist skill, have a look at the current list of approved skills from the JRCPTB.
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.