Postgraduate Medical School Grant - Now Open!

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08 March 2017

Are you studying medicine as a second degree?

Are you in need of financial assistance?

Receive up to £500!

essay prizePostgraduate Student Grants of £100-£500 are awarded by the Medical Women's Federation to female medical students who are studying Medicine as their second degree.

Application forms can now be downloaded here, for the academic session beginning in Autumn 2017. Applications must be returned complete with the required paperwork by Monday 19th June 2017. 

To find out more about becoming a member of MWF and to join, click here. Please note, grants will be awarded to MWF members only. 

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Download the application form here.

Closing date: Midnight Monday 19th June 2017

International Women's Day 2017 - Be Bold For Change

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International Women’s Day is especially significant for MWF this year as we celebrate our centenary in 2017. Today and every day we are grateful for the hard work of the pioneering medical women who came before us and as an organisation we strive to move forward, pushing for equality and fairness for women in medicine.

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is ‘Be Bold For Change’, a principle that MWF was founded upon. In 1917, 190 women coming together at a time when it was difficult to have your voice heard as a woman, let alone as a woman in medicine, is nothing short of inspiring.

Today we celebrate medical women and their past achievements and we look forward to a bright future. We encourage you to nominate a friend or colleague or put yourself forward for our 100th Anniversary Prize. We are awarding three prizes, to a senior established doctor, an established doctor and an up and coming doctor to celebrate the diversity of our membership and shout about your achievements. Click here to download the nomination form.

Statement: MWF Supports Junior Doctors' Concerns

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The Medical Women’s Federation (MWF) supports the junior doctors’ concerns. Sir Bruce Keogh commented to the HSJ (2016) that Doctors in training “currently feel like itinerant workers: they move from institution to institution rapidly, sometimes only spending four months in an individual placement”. This leads to a lack of continuity in support, mentorship and effective educational training.

Many doctors may not receive their rota until a few days before they start their placements. This gives limited time to plan alternative arrangements for child care, schooling and other family commitments. This is unacceptable and is not compatible with caring roles outside medicine. Moreover the new contract, with insistence that weekend working becomes routine rather than on a rota basis for emergency cover as it is at present, will further exacerbate the problems that doctors with families already face in medicine. The MWF wish to ensure that the environment for service delivery is safe for Junior Doctors to deliver excellent patient care.

 

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