Posted March 10th 2023 (1 year ago)

Foundation School Bulletin

Save the Date - Medical and Dental Careers Conference 2023 - Friday 7th July 2023, Nottingham

COPMeD, COPDEND and MDRS are delighted to announce the date of this year’s edition of their annual Medical and Dental Careers Conference - Your Career, Our Future. 

Venue: East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham NG7 2RJ

A day of talks and workshops exploring topics such as:

  • Diversity in Careers and the Current/Future Workforce
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Neurodiversity
  • Widening Participation

If you are working as medical/dental faculty, provide careers advice, have a supervisory role or if you are a Medical/Dental trainee with an interest in supporting career development, then this free to attend educational event will provide a great opportunity to share ideas, network and build on our learning together.

Registration information will be released shortly.

Free National Research Webinar Series - BOMSA | BOTA | ORUK, 15 March — 21 June 2023

In collaboration with BOTA and BOMSA, Orthopaedic Research UK is launching a free national research webinar series to encourage medical students and FY doctors to undertake research. Those who successfully attend all these webinars will then be eligible to apply for a small seed funding to kick start their research journey.

The webinar series is free to attend, further details can be found here: BOMSA | BOTA | ORUK National Research Webinar Series | 15 March — 21 June 2023 — Orthopaedic Research UK

You can register on Zoom to attend all sessions here:–opzspH9AQHNQA4xc5P1Z7mqYV36ea

RCPath competitions, podcast and events

1. Enter RCPath's essay competitions – deadline 9 May
The College’s two annual essay prizes are open to UK undergraduates and Foundation doctors. Prize winners will be awarded £250, have their essay published on our website and in the College magazine, The Bulletin, and be presented with a certificate at an RCPath event. Apply by 9 May for the Hugh Platt Foundation Essay Prize. Find out more at

2. RCPath Science Communication Prize, kindly sponsored by Sonic Healthcare UK
The RCPath Science Communication Prize is open to pathology trainees, Foundation doctors and undergraduates. This is a great opportunity to be recognised if you have taken part in any science communication activities throughout the year, especially if they have been pathology-themed. Winners will receive £500 and be invited to accept their prize at the College's New Fellow's Ceremony. Find out more and apply by Monday 17 July 2023 at

3. Sign up for our virtual RCPath Book Club – featuring The Genetic Age – Monday 27 March
Join author Professor Matthew Cobb and an expert panel to discuss the key themes and ideas explored in Matthew's book, The Genetic Age: Our Perilous Quest to Edit Life. Sign up for this free online event at

4. Listen to our latest Pathologists in Profile podcast series
In this podcast series, host and histopathology trainee Dr Natasha Cutmore chats to some incredibly inspiring people working across the 17 different pathology specialties. We explore the life and career of our podcast guests, and also delve into a case study or special topic chosen by our guest. Our first podcast guest of 2023 is Dr Heidi Doughty, a Consultant in Transfusion Medicine who previously worked for NHS Blood and Transplant in Birmingham, UK. Listen to all the episodes at

5. Save the date – National Pathology Week 2023
National Pathology Week (NPW) 2023 will be taking place from 19 to 25 June. This year’s theme is ‘Pathologists and Patients’. Sign up for our free NPW events and find out how you can run your own events at