From summer 2012 - Communications, students and juniors
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CMF has a new DVD to help recruit members. 'An introduction...' for doctors a dna separate video for churches, present the key aims of the fellowship in a xuccinct and fresh style. They are available on DVD, on our website, and on YouTube - all free of charge.
CMF's Media producer, Andrew Horton, gathered the footage, conducted the interviews and edited the final pieces. Andrew says: 'video is the quintessential medium for communicatating a message in today's media-saturated world. Combining powerful images, engaging interviewees and tight, bright editing. I hope these resources will be widely used and warmly received.'
We hope you will watch them and use them to help recruit new members and to gain support from your church. Contact us if you would like a copy on disc rather than downloading the video from www.cmf.org.uk
Student members of CMF each receive a copy of Nucleus, the students' journal, three times a year - normally in the same mailing as Tripjle Helix.This summer, Nucleus will be posted separately to reach students at the start of the next academic year.
If there are young people in your church starting out as medical students, this autumn, we would love to send them a free copy of Nucleus together with details about linking up with CMF in their medical school. Please contact Giles@cmf.org.uk with their contact details.
June 25-29 saw students and student team members gather in Harby Christian Centre for a week of fun and fellowship as they learned more about living and speaking for Jesus in medicine.
Each morning we studied 2 Timothy together. Each day ended with prayer and praise. Topics covered included medical ethcis; worship, wisdom and witness; 'Confident Christianity'; the theology of work, and a writing workshop.
There was lots of free time to enjoy the amazing sports facilities and local countryside, as well as a couple of film nights... and a game of crugger (if you don't know what it is, you'll have to come next year). all in all, it was a great time for connecting and learning. Let's pray for more such opportunities for more of our students in the coming year.
During the past year we have been grateful to interns who have joined the team for varying lengths of time: Hannah Johns, Daniel Ng, Wilson Ong and Sooyoung Lee worked as student interns; Suzie Jasper has worked as a communications intern. There are many opportunities to serve CMF as an intern. Contact the office for details.
What has the BMA Annual Representative Meeting got in common with the Summer Meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists?
The humorous possibilities of the answer are endless, but the right one is that CMF organises a breakfast meeting at these and eight other professional events during the year.
At these meetings, open to all, we have the opportunity to meet with other members with the same specialist interests, enjoy listening to an inspirational speaker, and discuss issues of interest. Keep an eye out for your invitation to the next meeting of your specialty, then come along and bring a colleague.
As a junior doctor it can be daunting to start a new placement in a new town or city. As well as the pressures of adapting to a new environment and learning the ropes, it can be a very lonely time.
Thankfully, help is on hand! CMF's Welcome Scheme puts junior doctors in training in touch with a more senior CMF member in their new location. It ensures that each one has a local contact to help them settle in and to provide mentoring and friendship.
One of the most useful things that CMF members can do is to support junior doctors as they face the challenges of their professional training years. We keep hearing great stories of how people are blessed by the support received during these crucial years at the start of their careers. It works both ways, too, with senior doctors finding their faith challenged and refreshed throught these encounters. I encourage everybody to get involved if they can.
If you are a junior doctor, simply give us your new contact details, (including your mobile phone number and your current hospital) and we'll do the rest! I fyou are interested in being a Welcomer yourself, we want to hear from you.