Connie Osborne Vice President 2018/19 When the morning of the Pan-London Moulage Day arrived, I praised the weather Gods when I looked out of the window; by some miracle it was sunny, despite being early February. When the same event was to supposed to have run last year a huge snowstorm had stopped us in our tracks. Only hours before students from University College London (UCL) and and King's College London (KCL) were meant to gather on Hampstead Heath for our afternoon of wilderness simulation we had to cancel. Not. This. Year. Donning a hat and a raincoat, just to be on the safe side, I went to meet the other event volunteers. When we met all met up in the park an hour before the event s
More from our 2019 Elective Series! We got final year members of KCLWMS to send us an account of their global electives, to inspire our current students. Louise Aaron St Vincent & The Grenadines Anaesthetics Location: St Vincent and the Grenadines, Milton Cato Memorial hospital
Application: Form emailed directly to the office of the medical director Medicine: Milton Cato is located in Kingstown, a bus ride and short walk from where we chose to stay near the beaches.
The hospital is fairly basic with only a few wards and 3 operating theatres although they're rarely all in use. There are also loads of local students so it's quite hard to get hands on - although
We've collected reports from some of our final year members whilst on their electives. We've loved receiving updates from them and we also hope this might inspire and help our 3rd and 4th years to plan their own elective placements... James Pigott New Zealand Paediatrics I planned my elective for New Zealand primarily to do paediatrics at Starship in Auckland - this is a renowned tertiary paeds centre, but also with a NICU PICU and Paeds ED attached for more emergent care The second half of my elective is a placement in Gisborne - a small town on the east coast of NZ's North Island, allowing me to explore rural care in the island. There are many advantages to organising a placement in New Ze
After a highly successful Yorkshire Three Peaks last spring, this year KCLWMS took on a new endeavour in South Wales. 18 of our members took part in 3 different challenges, all of which were designed to test endurance and map reading skills; Silver, Gold and Platinum. Cardiff Outdoor Group organised the event and a total of 862 walkers took part on the day across the different routes. We were incredibly fortunate to have not a drop of rain all weekend, but mostly beautiful sunny weather. The peaks climbed varied across the groups and included Bal Mawr, Pen Cerrig Calch, Sugar Loaf for our Platinum team and Skirrid Fawr, Blorenge and Sugar Loaf for our Gold and Silver teams. We all set off ea