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We have been able to put on a number of interesting talks this semester including:
  • Approaching an Intersex Patient (in collaboration with Liverpool University LGBT+ Society) with Magda Rakita and Anick Soni. Many thanks to Katie Taylor, LGBTQ+ rep for co-organising the talk with the LGBT+ soc!
  • The beginning of our Global Health, Climate Change and Infectious Diseases lecture series, we had a talk by Dr Mel Hamilton on Malaria and Dr Al Yeoh on Electives & Beyond: Practising Medicine in a Low Resource Setting. This will continue in the New Year and has been organised by Academic Secretary Alex with alumnus Dr Mel Hamilton!
  • LMSS Intercalation Evening where we had talks from recent intercalators. These included MRes in Clinical Sciences, Tropical Disease Biology MSc at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Biomedical Sciences and Translation Medicine MRes, Pharmacology BSc, Masters in International Public Health at LSTM, Medical Law LLM, and Humanitarianism & Conflict Response MA. Thank you very much to our speakers for delivering the talk and Academic Secretary Alex for organising the evening!

Thank you to everyone who tuned in and we hope you found them informative and interesting! We're looking forward to hosting more talks in the new year, see you then!
As many of you will be aware, the UKFPO have recently announced that from 2023, additional degrees and publications WILL NOT count towards foundation programme applications. This is obviously a cause of significant concern for many current students.

We are working with medical student societies from across the UK as part of the @nationalmedsoc to request UKFPO reconsiders the timings of these changes and consults with the students this decision will affect.

The NationalMedSoc petition is and we encourage you all to read, sign and share this so we can facilitate a satisfactory resolution.

LMSS Committee 20-21
On Thursday 10th December we hosted our own virtual LMSS Christmas Taskmaster! The Taskmaster President Paige set a series of stupefying tasks to our 3 fabulous contestants, Will, Helen and Toby who fully embraced the ridiculousness and got very competitive in the process. You can view the event via the youtube link below - give it a watch, you won't be disappointed!

Lots of LMSS love x
LMSS Committee 20-21
The Winter Edition of our Sphincter magazine is now available to view! They're in all our hospital common rooms or you can view it online on the link below. Thank you to all the authors for contributing to this edition and to Maddie for their fabulous cover art. Congrats to Fru this year's publication secretary for putting together another brilliant issue!

Happy reading!

Fru Bako, Publications Secretary 20-21

We’re pleased to introduce your LMSS Year Reps! 🥳 They’re here to act as a port of call between your year group and the LMSS committee 📞 Please feel free to drop them a message or email them with any questions, concerns or comments. You can find their emails by going to the Committee tab on our website 📧

Lots of LMSS love x
We’re so pleased to announce that through our merch sales we’ve managed to sell 298 fleeces and raise an amazing £596 for Claire House and Wirral Mind!

Thank you to everyone that ordered, we are blown away by the response! A massive well done to Robert our business secretary for orchestrating this! Lots of LMSS and LMSS Charities love xxx

Robert, Business Sec
This month we welcomed the new 1st years to Liverpool in true LMSS fashion all by the new-normal medium of Zoom! Dr Wace gave the infamous 1st year welcome 'lecture' which went down just as we hoped. We also organised a scavenger hunt for freshers to explore their new home and be in with the chance to win prizes. We also hosted a quiz and LM-INGO BINGO which were great successes!

LMSS Committee
With today being the first day of Black History Month, we wanted to highlight historical black figures in the medical field. Throughout the month we will be posting more influential black figures from all disciplines, some useful resources and literature to better educate ourselves on and celebrate black history as well as the impact it has had on our society today. These posts will be on our social media, please take a look @LMSSOnline

LMSS Committee
Bullying and harassment of students is rare, but does sometimes occur and it must be reported. You should also report if you ever feel as though another student, member of staff or patient is being subject to this type of behaviour.

Who can you report bullying/harassment to?
  • Your Placement Supervisor (or GP Tutor)
  • Your Hospital Sub-Dean or other clinician who is part of the undergraduate team
  • Academic Advisor at the University
  • Other member of the academic staff (for GP placements this would be a CCT)
  • Health and Wellbeing Department
  • University ALERT Form for Bullying and Harassment

For the 2020/21 Academic Year the Medical School have updated their forms. Previously you would have submitted an ALERT Form to report bullying and harassment concerns to the School; this now been changed to the Sharing Concerns Form. This change has been made to help you, as students, and staff feel comfortable in sharing concerns with the School as well as being a one-stop point to share or find access to information on how to raise a concern.

The Sharing Concerns form aims to give a clear procedure for sharing all concerns. The information you share will help us to maintain a safe learning environment and continually build on our education standards and quality monitoring processes.

Access the form from the Student Intranet here (you will need to log in with your University log in to accesss):

LMSS Committee
Tonight we held our first committee meeting of the new academic year via Zoom. The new BAME, LGBTQ+, Women's Rep and Year Reps were able to join us and get to know the rest of the committee. There were lots of exciting plans discussed and we're working hard to make this as fun a year as possible whilst working within the COVID restrictions. We can't wait to share our updated calendar of events soon - watch this space!

LMSS Committee 20-21