Juniors’ Open House
More Open House groups are continuing to spring up around the country, providing an opportunity for juniors to meet other Christian juniors in their local area, and enjoy a forum for support and encouragement. Why don’t you go along to one in your area, or if there isn’t one already, consider setting one up? CMF office has a starter pack to help you out.
JHOs and SHOs starting new jobs in February have been linked to other CMF members for fellowship and support. If you have not been linked, it is probably because there is no ‘pastoral carer’ in your vicinity - but if in doubt contact Jeremy Franklin at the CMF Office.
A group of UK juniors are going to Germany in April to take part in their Junior Doctors’ Conference. We already have an international juniors’ email group, which is a great forum for supporting and encouraging each other worldwide. We hope to expand our international links in the coming months and years, particularly to those countries that haven’t yet got a juniors’ work, or have one that is very small. It would be good to know of other juniors in this country who would like to be involved in this work - either helping juniors in other countries organising conferences or supporting financially. Contact the CMF office for more details.
As a juniors’ committee in CMF there’s lots of ideas we’re hoping to develop in the near future to better support and equip you. Plans are in progress for a Careers Day and a Mentoring Scheme - look out for more details! Do get in touch if you have other ideas you’d like to see put into action.
Conferences for 2003
Please put the dates of three conferences directly relevant to juniors in your diary now: GP trainees (Birmingham, 14 June), International Medics (London, 28 June), Beyond the Bleep (Hothorpe Hall, 5-7 September).
Juniors’ Open House Meetings...
continue to spread and spring up everywhere. See www.cmf.org.uk/fellowship/juniors/
Juniors’ email discussion group
For Christian junior doctors worldwide. If you would like to join email Mark Pickering at firstname.lastname@example.org