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Candidate for the position of KCL Psychodermatology Society - Charity Officers

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Natasha Oh

Intro

Hi, I’m Tash, running to be your next charity officer! I’d love to join the committee as I have a passion for dermatology and have recently come across KCL Psychodermatology this past academic year as it was a new society set up last year. By hopefully joining the committee, I’d love to give a hand in the routine running of society and further my knowledge on the link between mental health and skin conditions.   

 

Why Me? 

My strong desire to pursue a career in dermatology and my previous experience working on several committees where I have gained strong organisational, teamwork, and communications skills will undoubtedly help me excel in this specific role. I am a person who can stay on top of deadlines and work efficiently as a team. I have shown immense dedication and commitment to the various societies in which I am on a committee that I believe will help grow and thrive KCL Psychodermatology even further. 

As there are 5 positions for charity officers, if elected I will be able to work efficiently as a team and ensure to keep each other in the loop and with the rest of the committee. Most importantly, work together to put together new and exciting BOTDS events. 

 

Ideas I would like to implement in the coming year 

If elected as charity officer for KCL Psychodermatology, ideas I have for the upcoming year include:

  • Collaboration with other medical societies both in kings and with  other universities – will help increase exposure and attendance to events helping the society grow as a whole
  • Introduce a Journal club every fortnight where students can come together, share their knowledge and discuss new and exciting research in different areas of dermatology and its effect on mental health or introduce interactive debates on trending topics 
  • Poster presentation opportunities for students to present any work/projects with prizes
  • Mock OSCE and MCQ nights in preparation for exams
  • Expand onto other new social media platforms to increase the outreach of events
  • Implementing regular posts and also Instagram takeovers with dermatologists and psychiatrists to show what a day in the life looks like or to answer questions students have about training pathways and portfolios
  • Teaching/revision series with academic surgeons or junior doctors

 

Relevant experience:

  • Marketing officer for KCL Women in Surgery - Crucial role as it was a new society in creating an engaging social media presence and platform, helping to expand the society and to increase membership. I created high-quality engaging posts as well as helped design logos for our conference and created brochures to secure sponsorships
  • Helped to recruit speakers for the Women in Scrubs conference and National Undergraduate Anaesthetic conference as well as organised and advertised Anaesthetic and suturing workshops for medical students.
  • Vice President of KCL Anaesthetics - recruited renowned external speakers for the national conference and came up with ideas for workshops. 
  • Clinical Rep for Women in Medicine where I represented the views and needs of students across the year groups and advertised our events to them as well as working and communicating together with the events team. Also helped organise freshers fair and increase membership and interest to the society
  • Marketing officer for GKT AIMS - worked with the events team to advertise the revision series
  • Previous leadership and managerial roles as charities and school director involved organising and advertising several fundraising events - I had to contact multiple charities and liaise with faculty to implement these events and keep track of funds - I’m good at balancing and fulfilling tasks to the best of their quality.

Skills 

  • Highly organised, creative and adaptable 
  • Strong leadership skills gained from being VP of KCL Anaesthetics 
  • Strong communication skills which I have demonstrated as Vice President of KCL Anaesthetics and also in women in surgery where I have had the task of liaising with and recruiting external speakers to do Instagram takeovers and for our mentorship programme. 
  • Skills in graphic design and advertising to secure sponsorships and promote events as marketing officer for KCL Women in Surgery and GKT AIMS 
  • Approachable, open and keen on new ideas and opportunities 
  • Had the responsibility of overseeing the logistics of events and creating forms for feedback and collating them together to help develop future events
  • Helped organise and advertise Anaesthetic and suturing workshops for medical students