Dean's Update | October 2019

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Firstly, I would like to take the time to thank those of you who took time to come with me to remember Adam Hughes. It was a difficult day and the family really appreciated your presence.

I’m also aware that many of you were climbing up or sliding down a hill that day. Congratulations for finishing it despite dreadful weather!

It was lovely to have the company of many of you on Open Day, sharing news of what is great about Liverpool. I am also really looking forward to catching up with you around Cedar House, when I am out visiting you on  Y5 placement, on one of our upcoming quality visits to other sites, or as part of CakeBreak for Y3. It’s great to hear what is working well for you and to take away your suggestions for development. One significant change that you have helped me develop is an increase in the number of demonstrators in anatomy and additional enhancements to the teaching content there, but there have been lots of others, so do keep sharing your ideas!

There has also been a great deal of hard work over the past year by many of you and it will be fantastic to celebrate some of that with you at the upcoming awards evening.

Whether you have a prize this year or not, I’m sure you are already thinking ahead to what promises to be excellent and exciting career. I do hope you will make the most of the chance to gather information on what the specialties are really like, and how you can ensure you get the post you want, by booking to meet the many senior clinicians who are attending our annual careers fair in just a couple of weeks. All years are welcome – it is never too early to start considering what next steps to take in your medical career, or too late to ask for expert advice and guidance.

Finally, the development of Cedar House, based on your suggestions, continues. We look forward to soon announcing late openings for the building in order for you to truly take advantage of the all facilities on offer – on your schedule. Keep an eye out in the bulletin and next month’s newsletter in respect of additional facilities in development.