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PsychSIGN National Conference Contest

WHEN: May 14-16
WHERE: Atlanta, Georgia

The Dalhousie Department of Psychiatry is interested in supporting medical students who are considering psychiatry as a potential career.

We are offering to provide the travel costs for one student from Dalhousie Medicine to attend the annual Psychiatry Student Interest Group Network (psychSIGN) conference that is held in conjunction each year with American Psychiatric Association conference. The psychSIGN conference is otherwise free for students to attend (registration, accommodations and some meals).

Full contest rules [PDF - 641KB]

2016 COUPE Best Paper Contest for Medical Students

WHEN: Submissions are due March 31, 2016

The COUPE “Best Paper Award for Medical Students” is designed to recognize a student in undergraduate medical training who demonstrates an enhanced level of understanding and interest in mental health. Furthermore, this prize is intended to reward a student who takes the time and effort (during an extremely busy year!) to investigate a specific issue relevant to mental health, either within psychiatry or another area of medicine. Finally, this prize is intended to reward the student who best demonstrates an advanced level of scholarship expected at the senior stages of undergraduate medical education.

Full contest details [PDF - 292KB]

How to Write Good Quality MCQs

WHEN: Thursday, March 31
Abbie J. Lane Building, Room 4074

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Recognize the importance of well-written MCQs
2. Discuss the elements of a well-written MCQ
3. Reflect on the quality of MCQs they have written prior to the workshop
4. Apply knowledge to critique and revise previously-written MCQs

Full details can be found here [PDF - 515KB]  

Please register by March 1. Space is limited.