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CMF news: autumn 2007

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Overstretched?

As a general surgical registrar I was once helping my consultant remove a giant spleen when the patient began 'hosing' from an invisible source. After a frenzy of clamping, cutting and ligating, things stabilised and we were able to proceed at a more leisurely pace. 'It's good to see the...

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Fellowship news

Changes at the top This year's annual General Committee meeting, which ultimately governs all of CMF's activities, took place much later than previously so we will have to bring you news of all the exciting reports and discussion in the next edition. However, we just have time and space to...

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Students' news

Events, events, events The leaves are turning brown and CMF student groups around the country are preparing to welcome the new students with freshers' events. Laura Risdale in the office has been sending out around 1,000 CMF freshers' packs to encourage new students to join CMF. We are looking forward to...

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With all your heart

What will we have to cope with next? I have just received the following challenging accounts of their lives from two doctors: The GP As a 36 year old mother of two and active member of the local Baptist church, what is on my mind as a GP, and leader...

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CMF juniors' experiences of MTAS

We contacted about 800 members of CMF who from their dates of graduation might have been involved in the Medical Training Application Service process this year and invited them to take part in a questionnaire survey about their experiences, using our newly developed online facility. 101 of the 134 respondents...

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Communications

Consultations Andrew Fergusson writes... It has been an extremely busy period for CMF in responding to all the important consultations by government and other official bodies. Under the direction of Peter Saunders, and with the involvement of many CMF members and others, experts in their own fields, CMF's...

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Mission Matters

Developing Health Course surpasses expectations Two weeks prior to its start, in the midst of the office move, we were wondering whether the course would be viable. As it was, a record 64 people attended for all or part of the course, and over 50% booked in that last fortnight! They...

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ICMDA - International Christian Medical and Dental Association

In August, Jonny Thiessen formally left CMF and ICMDA. He describes his call to mission: 'Siberia?! Are you crazy?' Well, maybe, but… As a 'platdeutch'-speaking Mennonite growing up in the prairies of Canada, my world was speckled with combine harvesters, sunflower fields and rowdy village ice rinks. At the same...

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Partnerships

Allied professions Steve Fouch writes... Christian Therapists' Network (CTN) Christian Nurses and Midwives (CNM) After a successful conference in February, this has been a quiet year for CTN and CNM. Both are still settling down after changes in leadership. Unemployment of most graduating allied health professionals, and the increasing proportion of the...

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