God has been doing so many amazing things through and with CMF and Christian Junior Doctors it's hard to know which ones to write about. As a committee, we've been looking at ways of serving and equipping Christian junior doctors at all stages of their careers. Here are a few praise and prayer points.
ICMDA Sydney 2006
There will be a special juniors' and students' pre-conference, from 7-11 July at the ICMDA World Congress in Australia. If you're not going yourself there is still the opportunity to make a donation to help doctors from developing countries to attend - see www.icmda.givengain.org
PLAB2 doctors' day conference
After the success of our first day conference to help post-PLAB2 doctors with issues such as CV writing and interview technique, we're going to be running a second day for over 40 doctors on 24 June as CMF News is going to press.
Junior Doctors' Weekend Conference, 13-15 October 2006
We are back at Hothorpe Hall for our weekend conference this year.We'll be studying Daniel in our main talks and we will have a range of seminars to arm us for our daily walk with Jesus as junior doctors. Please put the date in your diary and remember to swap your on calls early! Also, please invite your friends and colleagues to the weekend; you never know it could be an evangelistic opportunity! This weekend is a great opportunity to take some time out from the busyness of everyday life, and to be refreshed and challenged for our mission as Christian doctors, through studying his Word and enjoying fellowship with others who are in the same situation. Even if you've never been to a CMF conference before do think about coming along - it's a great way to get to know other Christian doctors.
Pastoral Care Scheme and Open House
We're looking to reorganise/develop both the Pastoral Care Scheme and Open House to respond to the challenges of current changes in medical training such as 'Modernising Medical Careers'.
'European Working Time Directive' Sub-committee
John Wenham is going to be chairing a sub-committee of juniors to discuss how we can respond Christianly to medico-political issues such as the 'European Working Time Directive'. Further details to come.
Sadly, we are saying goodbye to Sarah Germain who has now retired from the position of Chair of the junior doctors' committee. As a committee, we would like to extend our special thanks to Sarah for all her hard work over the years and for serving us so well. Best wishes to you Sarah, for all your future ventures. Also, please pray for us as we look to appoint a new chair and as a committee in the interim.