This year, the Rural GP Association of Scotland has once again run its student conference scholarship programme. This is a significant investment for RGPAS, which uses money raised into its Educational Trust fund to support these scholarships. The scholarships offer heavily-subsidised tickets to enable undergraduate students in the UK to attend and participate in the annual RGPAS conference.
To apply, students were asked to submit a 60 second sound or video clip explaining their Bright Idea for Rural Practice. We are delighted to feature the winning entries below.
A number of these will be selected for PechaKucha-style presentation at our conference in November. You can read more about the scholarships here, and also a great write-up of last year’s conference by one of the scholarship holders then, Catherine Lawrence from Hull & York Medical School.
There is still time to sign up to the conference, which takes place from 2-4 November 2017 in Inverness. £130 for GPs or £65 for trainees gets you two-and-a-half days of quality CPD, along with a conference dinner (and wine). It’s a great way to catch up with like-minded colleagues, and hear updates on clinical and non-clinical topics that are relevant to rural practice in Scotland.
Well done to all our scholarship winners. We look forward to meeting you in Inverness!
Rohan Bald (Glasgow): Tackling Loneliness
Emma Bean (Glasgow 5th Year): Drones
Josephine Bellhouse (Glasgow): Improving Use of Communication Technology
Katherine Cox (Glasgow 4th Year): Developing Videoconferencing Peer Support
David Gibson (Glasgow): Awareness of Rural Medicine as a Career
Haiyang Hu (Glasgow): Access to Mental Health Services
Saskia Loysen (Glasgow): Increasing the use of Telemedicine (and pyjama bottoms)