MedNews Newsletter -  Spring/Summer 2016
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Welcome to the Spring - Summer 2016 issue of MedNews

In this issue we feature new opportunities for clinical training in the USA, recent school celebrations and activities, the latest faculty research and books, our students extracurricular activities and much more.

We take this opportunity to wish all of our readers a safe and enjoyable summer!  

The Editorial team

New agreements for clinical training in USA


Surgical skills course kicks off

by Chad Schou, Head of Laboratories

The Department of Surgery organised the first surgical skills course on 14 April with much success. The purpose of the course was to further the development of our medical students as they acquire and apply new surgical skills in preparation for their future practice.  

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Prof Sir Arulkumaran honoured 

Prof Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, Foundation Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Medical School, was honoured by the Cyprus Society of Perinatal Medicine during its 16th International Congress for...
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First Horizon 2020 Project

The University of Nicosia Medical School is engaged as a partner in its first HORIZON 2020 project under the guidance of faculty member, Dr George Samoutis.
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Mobile Clinic on the move

The Mobile Clinic has been very active this year with the support of the mobile clinic club.  Click on the links below to learn about the different expeditions:
Kofinou Reception Centre for Asylum Seekers and RefugeesHope for Children, Rheumatology week, Smoking presentations at The English School and at Makedonitissa High School


Specialty Interest Societies

The Medical School in collaboration with the Student Service Centre recently announced the formation of Specialty Interest Societies (SIS).  The aim of an SIS is “to provide a platform for all those who are interested in a...
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New Book Release

Associate Professor Alexia Papageorgiou is one of the editors of the new book titled ‘Clinical Communication in Medicine’.

The book which was recently published by Wiley  brings together the theories, models and evidence that underpin effective healthcare...

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MSSS in action 

by Jennifer Yau, MSSS President

The Medical School Student Society has been busy recently celebrating major milestones for our students. We held the 4th annual White Coat Ceremony in the library and had guests travel from around the world to join us in celebrating the transition of our T Year students from their clinical science years into...
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Student Affairs Update

The Student Service Centre has launched a new service to provide Spousal visa support for students with partners and children.
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Graduation Ceremony 2016

The  School celebrated its second graduation of doctors in Cyprus with an impressive ceremony held at the Strovolos Municipal Theatre in Nicosia on 6 May, attended by parents and guests from across the globe. Fifty-seven graduates received a Bachelor of Medicine – Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from St George’s, University of London.
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Active Minds on campus

by Negeen Deena Farsio, President

The University of Nicosia Medical School is the first school in Europe to officially have a registered campus chapter of the American non-profit organisation Active Minds, Inc., a mental health awareness group dedicated to the elimination of the stigma...

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Launch of Careers Presentations

by Sue Chrysostomou, graduate Advisor & EHS/Dissabilities Officer

The Careers Office launched two new series of careers presentations to address the need of the students in supporting both their career...
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Medical clowning in action!

Reut Tsoref, a clown therapist from Israel, presented ‘Holy Medical Trinity – Doctor, Clown, Patient’, an insight on how medical clowns can be effective in a paediatric hospital setting.
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OBGYN Emergency Workshop

The Medical School, in association with the Cyprus Obstetric and Gynaecological Society and the Archbishop Makarios III Hospital, organised a clinical workshop on obstetric emergencies on 23 January in Nicosia.   Three Medical School faculty conducted the workshop: Prof Sir...
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Scientific Guest Lectures


Dr Andreas Adam, Professor of Interventional Radiology at the University of London, on 14 January kicked off a series of scientific guest lectures for 2016 with a presentation titled ‘Interventional oncology: The...

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Practising medicine in Madagascar 

Rev. Archimandrite Anastasios Poyiadjis, a specialist in Internal Medicine and Missionary Doctor of Orthodox Archdiocese of Madagascar gave on May 9 a captivating presentation on ‘Practising Medicine...
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News from FEW

by Nadav Caine, President

The Field, Emergency and Wilderness (FEW) Medicine Society held its first meeting on 18 May. More than 30 students from both the MBBS and MD programmes attended the meeting. The aim of the society is to be a platform for all students who wish to expand their knowledge and skills in these...
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Editorial Team            
George Sycallides       
John Surrey

Argyris Evangelou
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