How to organise a conference at medical school
Tips on how to plan for success
Organisation of a successful medical conference is a demanding but rewarding opportunity for students. As organisers of the 2014 ATRIUM conference, we experienced the trials and tribulations first hand. This article distils our experience of how to organise a national conference at medical school.
Organising a conference as a student is an invaluable learning experience. You will develop an organisational skill set which includes management, teamwork, financial responsibility, communication, and time keeping, all of which stand you in good stead as an undergraduate and in your medical career.
In addition, you will make contact with important members of faculty in your medical school, which is especially helpful if you have an interest in a particular specialty or an aspect of medicine that you would like to explore in more detail. You will meet peers with similar interests, which can help with future projects and events.
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