The UCL MedSoc Anaesthetics and Critical Care section has enjoyed an exciting year thus far with plenty going on for our members! We kicked off in December with talks by two consultants at the Royal Free exploring why anaesthetics is such a great speciality and the career routes that will get you there.
To take us back to the grindstone after Christmas, we held an anaesthetics revision talk by Dr. Rob Stephens. This event was highly relevant to finalists, who were able to revise everything they had forgotten and to ask questions in preparation for finals.
Dr. Mervyn Singer, a Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at UCLH, brightened up a dark January evening by sharing some challenging ethical and medical cases he has faced in his career. This got us debating about the right thing to do and thinking about how we will personally deal with similar situations in the future. All in all, this was an enjoyable evening for everyone who attended.
The biggest MedSoc event annually – free for all members! – was the InspireMed Conference on the tenth of March looking at healthcare in 2050, and asking big questions about the future of the NHS.
The last event specifically from the Anaesthetics and Critical Care section will be a revision lecture in the summer term, given again by Dr. Rob Stephens. We strongly recommend that all fourth and fifth year medics attend, as this is the perfect opportunity to address any burning questions and find out all you need to know for the upcoming exams.
By Katie Chapple
Co-Chair, Anaesthetics and Critical Care
UCL Medical Society