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Things are heating up for this year’s RGPAS 2015 conference, to be held in Inverness from Thursday 5th November. A full programme is planned, spanning a range of topics relevant to rural general practice.
We are pleased to announce that following the run away success last year, we will once again be offering RGPAS Conference Student Scholarships – to enable Scottish medical students to attend with expenses paid. In addition we have subsidised the cost of student registration fees, to make it more possible for students who have an interest in rural practice, to attend.
What’s on offer?
- 8 free student places, including Thursday night’s accommodation at the Craigmonie Hotel (or nearby alternative accommodation if necessary)
- 8 free students places (not including accommodation)
- a reduced rate for all other students who wish to attend – £25 conference fee (reduced from £120) for the full programme
The cost of this is being funded from the RGPAS Educational Fund. Income for this fund includes the proceeds of the donations made for advertising on RuralGP.com.
Who’s eligible to apply?
You must be an undergraduate medical student at a Scottish university (intercalated, international and mature students also welcome to apply). We are keen to hear from any students who have an interest in general or rural practice.
How do I apply?
Simples… complete the form below – closing date Wednesday 14th October 2015. We’ll get back to you a few days after the closing date, either to confirm you’ve been successful with a scholarship, or to offer you a discounted rate to attend the conference.
Present your vision
We will be featuring a special session on the Friday afternoon of the conference, aimed to bring together students’ and trainees’ “2020” visions of rural practice. For this, you will be expected to present a short powerpoint presentation – of 20 slides each advancing after 20 seconds. This format is often called ‘Pecha Kucha’ and there is a wealth of advice and tips on the internet about how to make a good Pecha Kucha presentation.
The format will allow us to feature a number of short, snappy presentations of just over 6 minutes, and give students and trainees a podium to share their views on the future of rural practice. Slides can be text, but the more photos the better! We will let you know if your ideas have been selected for presentation very soon after the deadline, and you can download a template powerpoint file here.