Students Present Research at 10th Annual UK Symposium
Students, faculty, and staff came together for the 10th annual AUC UK Symposium during the weekend of September 2-4 at our UK Track program site, the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) campus in Preston, UK. Focusing on the theme of “Social Determinants of Health,” medical and clinical sciences students in the UK had the opportunity to present cases and topics, while discussing with faculty and coordinators from UK hospital sites. There were a total of 12 student posters and presentations.
Above, Dr. Nurry Pirani, senior associate dean for academic affairs, speaks with medical sciences students.
Congratulations to Amanda Kuruvilla, Catherine Bubulj and Mandy Omoregie, who were recognized as contributing the top presentations. Amanda’s work focused on a case of traumatic hemo-pneumothorax, and Catherine and Mandy’s work focused on a complicated case of Korsakoff's psychosis. Dr. Nurry Pirani, senior associate dean for academic affairs, and Dr. Adam Stone, site director of St. Richard’s Hospital, served as judges and awarded the prizes.
Above, from left to right: Dr. Adam Stone, Amanda Kuruvilla, and Dr. Nurry Pirani
Above, from left to right: Dr. Adam Stone, Catherine Bubulj, and Dr. Nurry Pirani
The symposium featured three guest speakers: our own Dr. Julie Taylor, senior associate dean for international medical education, who spoke on the interface between "Family Medicine and Social Determinants of Health in the US”; Dr. Alexander Montasem from the University of Central Lancashire, discussing "Social Determinants of Health from a Biopsychosocial perspective"; and Dr. Helen Coutts, a pediatrician from East Lancashire Healthcare NHS Trust, talking about "Social Determinants of Child Health." Dr. Andy Ginty, associate dean for academic affairs, UK; Dr. Steve Ash, associate clinical dean, UK; and Dr. Ian Scobie, assistant clinical dean, UK were an integral part of the event and were also in attendance.
Above, Dr. Angharad Jenkins from Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals NHS Trust in London, talks to a group of medical science students.
The weekend’s activities also included a hospital fair for medical sciences students to talk to clinical students, faculty and coordinators from the various UK hospitals offering core clerkships. It was a great opportunity for medical sciences students to learn more about the choices open to them in their upcoming clinical years.