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Choosing a medical school can be a very daunting process for aspiring medics, and more often than not they turn to you, their teachers and advisors, for advice. This bi-weekly series of medical school news articles will hopefully highlight some additional insight into universities around the UK.
In this issue we are looking at the latest news from the following universities:
- The University of Manchester
- University of Exeter
- University of Lincoln
The University of Manchester Medical School
Manchester joins the UK Medical Schools Charter on LGBTQ+ Conversion Therapy
This is a really great thing for universities to be doing, as it formally calls on the GMC to recognise the harm of ‘conversion therapy’ and how participation in the delivery of ‘conversion therapy’ breaches the core principle that a doctor to “do no harm”. Additionally, it calls for curricula that include an awareness of ‘conversion therapy’, its harms and the importance of working with LGBTQ+ patients to respect and affirm their gender and/or sexual identity.
As a student applying to medical school, you may want to look at which universities have signed this charter, as it may be that they are more LGBTQ+ inclusive and have a forward thinking awareness and attitudes towards current health issues. You can read the full article and see what medical schools have signed the charter here.
University of Exeter
Exeter’s new neuroimaging centre and females in academics grant
In exciting news, the University of Exeter have recently opened a neuroimaging centre in a grant that also supports female academics in leadership roles. As international women’s day recently took place, it is important to remember that women are still very disadvantaged and under represented in STEM, thus universities that champion women in research are ones you should seriously consider if you are female identifying.
Additionally, as this grant meant the centre contains all the latest neuroimaging technology (including MRI scanners and PET scanners), if you are already really interested in neurology / neuroimaging and are wanting to pursue research modules (or even intercalated degrees) in this area, the University of Exeter may be the right university for you! Read more here.
University of Lincoln
Lincoln wins the National Award for Chaplaincy Service
Congratulations to the University of Lincoln as they have recently won the National Award for Chaplaincy Service of the Year.
They run activities such as well-being gardening, chat cafés and meditation. They serve a community of over 100 different nationalities and work hard to prioritise celebrations and faith and cultural awareness trips. If faith plays an important role for you in your life, or you are wanting to grow your faith and be part of a very active multi-faith community within a university whose structure supports this, the University of Lincoln may be a good match for you!
We hope you found this article helpful and students find some inspiration while thinking which university they’d like to aplpy to.
Please note, none of the content in this article is sponsored. All the information was gathered by the author – Holly – in her independent research.
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