QUB GP Society
What We Do
QUB GP Society is a vibrant and enthusiastic group of Undergraduate Medical Students at Queen’s University, Belfast. Our aims are two-fold - firstly, to encourage General Practice as a career amongst Medical Students at QUB and beyond, and secondly, to support the academic and educational needs of Medical Students during their time at University. In recent times, thankfully we have been able to embrace the virtual world and create innovative solutions to help us continue to achieve both aims.
In terms of our ongoing promotion of General Practice, we have organised very well-attended ‘GPs with Specialist Interests’ and ‘A Career in General Practice’ sessions held over Zoom with a wide range of engaging and diverse speakers. In terms of supporting students academically, this began during lockdown with the launch of our ‘Instagram MCQs’. These questions on our Instagram story gathered such high levels of engagement from students throughout the UK and Ireland that we are still running them - you can check them out on our Page @QUBGPSociety . In early September/October, we ran a series of Virtual Mock OSCEs for Year 2-5 Students to allow them to practice their clinical skills and receive feedback which they had missed in the previous academic year. We hope to run further sessions later in the academic year!
Over the past number of months, we have ran a number of #DearColleague sessions to involve students in improving the interface between Primary and Secondary Care. These sessions have involved General Practitioners, Hospital and Community-Based Consultants, Specialist Nurses. Students and Staff from other Healthcare Courses and perhaps most importantly, the voice of the ‘Expert Patient’. These discussions provide a safe learning environment and go over-and-above the core curriculum dealing with topics such as Lupus, Men’s Health, Alcohol Addiction and Rehabilitation and Perinatal Mental Health. Stay tuned to our social media pages for future sessions.
One of our most recent projects has been the launch of our Podcast, ‘Common Conditions in General Practice’. These short, bitesize, revision-style podcasts are “for Medical Students, by Medical Students”. Different members of our Committee have already covered topics such as Hypertension, Asthma and Chronic Kidney Disease. You can check out the Podcast on:
Spotify https://spoti.fi/3pHsgs7 .
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You can keep up to date with our Society via social media
Facebook - QUB GP Society