Jo Russell is a ST7 registrar in geriatric medicine in South Yorkshire, BGS MDS trainee rep since 2015, will be starting her consultant post in March 2018 (with interest in movement disorders). She tweets at @russ_jo
The BGS Movement Disorders Section are actively seeking to appoint new trainee representatives, ideally at ST4 level or above.
During the BGSMDS meeting in 2015 I was advised of trainee rep vacancies on the committee. My first thought was “I’m not sure that sounds like me”, but after a chat with the committee Chair, I was soon persuaded that it would be a fantastic opportunity. So much so, that I submitted an an expression of interest the following week. Continue reading
Earlier this year, Donald McVinnie, Elliot Gemmell and Emma Fisher were annnounced as the winners of the 2015 BGS Movement Disorders Essay Prize. Each of them has written a short blog about their experiences.
Participating in the BGS Movement Disorder Prize has been a very valuable experience. As medical students we learn all about the science behind the disease, how to diagnose and manage the symptoms, and consider the impact upon patients. However the BGS prize encourages a much deeper understanding of the patient experience.
The BGS Movement Disorders Section award an annual prize for an essay on various aspects of Parkinsons Disease (title of which is decided upon by the section) for medical students, nursing students, therapy students and science students.
The first prize is a whopping £500; second and third prizes are also substantial at £300 and £200 respectively. The winning essay is also published on the British Geriatrics Society website.
This year’s title is “If I Had Parkinsons Disease” and the deadline for entries is 1st July 2015. Full details can be found on the BGS website, and all entries should be sent to Joanna Gough at firstname.lastname@example.org.