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Things are heating up for this year’s RGPAS 2016 conference, to be held in Inverness on 3-4 November. A full programme is planned, spanning a range of topics relevant to rural general practice.
We are pleased to announce that following the success of student scholarships being offered for the last 2 years, we will once again be offering RGPAS Conference Student Scholarships.
What’s on offer?
Last year we received some great feedback about the event, most of which was really positive. This year we have built on feedback, including a session specifically for students and trainees which is being led by the current NES GP Rural Fellows – should be a great session.Read student feedback from last year (pdf)
We will cover the accommodation costs for Thursday night (shared twin room, same gender) of up to ten students who register for the event.
In addition, we have arranged a greatly reduced rate for all students who wish to attend – £10 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 welcome to apply). We are keen to hear from any students who have an interest in general or rural practice.
How do I apply?
Just complete the form below – closing date Friday 7th October 2016. We’ll get back to you a few days after the closing date, either to confirm your success, or to outline other options for accommodation.
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. From those students who have received a scholarship, we will select several 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.
All scholarships now allocated.