A word in the government's ear?
Siân Knight profiles Nick Jenkins, the newly elected chair of the BMA's Medical Students Committee
Do you remember freshers' fair at medical school? A cacophony of noise, with stereos pumping out and a constant babble of eager voices. Stalls are set out, with clubs, societies, and commercial companies handing out free gifts in the hope of persuading you to become a member, part with your money, sign up for life. You talk to the people at the Student's Union, the Medical Defence Union, and the scattering of banks and businesses, besieged by facts and figures, free pens, and carrier bags. Not once, throughout the entire fun fair like experience, will you hear the words BMA Medical Students Committee. Which, considering these are the people who represent you to the government, take your part at the BMA, and basically participate in all the main issues connected with medical education, is all slightly strange.
The MSC of the BMA was set up 1982 after a need for