On Thursday 26th January 2006 i went along to the RCOG of an evening for medical students and young doctors.
For the first time I had the pleasure of inviting my mother (O+G consultant) to the RCOG as my previous visits had been through invitation from her.
6-7pm We had several student presentations. These were short case studies or research projects that had won various prizes. Each student was presented with a certificate by Lord Winston. Lord Winston then took the opportunity to remind us why he chose medicine and why O+G in particular. He was inspirational and despite the current chaos of the new medical training system he would still recommend this field.
7 - 8pm The highlight of the evening. The don of Fetal medicine - Professor Kypros Nicolaides MRCOG gave a lecture on fetal medicine. He was truly inspiring. He discussed a variety of topics rangin from spina bifida to fetal anaemia. He showed us the immense scope for research and how we can truly make a change in this field. He showed how things have changed in the last 20 years and made us realise we could be the one making the change in the next 20 years...
The evening ended with a drinks and canape reception where we had the opportunity to speak with the prize winners, people in the RCOG and discuss a career in this field. There was a good turn out from the 5th year ICSM medics.
It was wonderful. perfectly timed as I shall be starting O+G on 13th feb and I am filled with excitement and wonder already!