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Candidate for the position of KCL Endocrinology Society - Vice-President

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Jeong Hwa Hong

Bringing your innovative endocrinological visions into reality for a better tomorrow!

Statement:

Hi everyone, I hope you are well. My name is Jeong Hwa Hong and I am a medical student at KCL, soon heading into my third year. Having read the description for this position, I feel it to be a perfect fit for me due to my interest in endocrinology and many years of experiences in various society group roles. I have multitude of experiences with all societal roles and understand the responsibilities needed for a vice-president. From my current experience as vice president and treasurer of Students for Global Health KCL, I have been involved in various administrative part of arranging meetings and events between people to bring about a smooth, educational experience for all. Most memorable of them all was when I was giving an academic talk on ‘COVID-19 policies on European and Asian countries’ where we compared the impacts of various COVID-19 policies on different countries and what we could have learnt from them. Previously, I was an events director/organiser for Surgical society UCL back when I was a UCL student in my previous degree. We brought about various workshops like suturing courses and brought in events such as ‘clashes of specialties’ where various endocrinologists and clinicians were telling us about their roles and what it means for them. Currently, I am also an academic officer for AMSA. I ran OSCE teaching for final year medical students where I liaised with lots of doctors. Furthermore, I ran teaching sessions for years 1 to 3 medical students. Last year, I was Stage 1 academic representative for my course. I was responsible in facilitating student’s voices and concerns to the academia. Also, I was running various social and academic events to gain more social contact in a pandemic situation. As a result, I believe that my total years of experiences at various societies would be beneficial when connecting with the various group members and actions can be taken quickly in a joint manner due to my deep understanding of how this society works. From past interpersonal experiences, I enjoy meeting and making new connections with people from various backgrounds who have different perspectives of how they want to improve every aspect of endocrinology. I believe I have the correct open mindset and fascination of learning new perspectives of endocrinology innovation and through various events, it can bring about this interest for others. In addition, I have the skills needed to facilitate connections between various members of endocrinology at KCL and beyond KCL. This stems from working with other societies at KCL as well as having been part of various other societies (found in my experience section). My aim is to provide various exciting academic and social events for all years whilst supporting all the committee members. Finally, having had extensive experiences in all committee roles various societies, I believe these skills can also be applied to the responsibilities needed of a vice-president.

 

Overall, I want to bring all of my experiences from various societies and work with you all to bring about a wonderful and educational experience. I want to build a strong community at KCL where we can also raise various endocrinology interests. Please have a look at my experiences below which demonstrates my experiences matching the responsibilities of this position.

 

Experiences:

  • I am currently the vice president and treasurer for Students for Global Health KCL. As vice-president, I worked with all the committee members throughout the year to enable all events went smoothly such as logistics behind the event as well as running events. Most memorable event was when I gave a talk on ‘COVID-19 policies on European and Asian countries’ As treasurer, I was able to allocate various funding for our events throughout the year and understand the financial support needed to run the society.
  • At UCL, I was an events coordinator for surgical society. We brought about various workshops like suturing courses and brought in events such as ‘clashes of specialties’ where various endocrinologists were telling us about their roles and what it meant for them.
  • I am currently an academic officer for AMSA. I ran OSCE teaching for final year medical students where I liaised with lots of doctors. Furthermore, I ran teaching sessions for years 1 to 3 medical students.
  • I am currently an academic officer for KUMAS. Most memorable was leading a large event regarding information for aspiring students and parents to get into medical school.
  • I am currently an events officer for gastro society. Most memorable was arranging events for quiz night to get students interested in joining this society.
  • At Kings, I was Stage 1 academic representative for my course. I was responsible in facilitating student’s voices and concerns to the academia. Also, I was running various social and academic events to gain more social contact in a pandemic situation.
  • At UCL, I was an events director/coordinator for SfGHUCL (Students of Global Health UCL). We managed and ran ‘access to medicine’ 3-part course for the global health society and UAEM society, where we raised awareness of how medicine can be fairly distributed and differences between patent and generic drugs.
  • At UCL, I was a committee member of 'UCL SfGH: You're Somebody's Type' for public health society where we persuaded people to become more blood donors. We also campaigned to raise awareness of global health issues such as removing stigmas regarding being a blood donor.
  • I was currently a director of public health enquiry for AMSA UK and international. We connect with local and global commitee members from AMSA global health to raise awareness of various global issues and how we can solve them in a joint internal fashion. 
  • At UCL, I was a treasurer for Medicine Sans Frontier, where my team and I arranged various guest speakers who had first on experience in order to bring an alternate perspective of where a medical career can lead onto in a different public health setting. Most importantly, I managed to allocate our fundings so that we can arrange our yearly awareness fair at the main UCL quad.  
  • At UCL, I was a general secretary and then, events manager for United Nations Society. Here we raised various global issues such as reducing pregnancy mortality rate in low economic country. We did this through campus campaigning to charity events to raise awareness.
  • At UCL, I was a member of the NTD (Next Top Doctor) Programme where I went to secondary schools every week to teach and persuade year 10s and 12s to consider a career in medicine through my experiences and breaking some of the myths behind the application process.  

Thank you very much and I hope to hear from you soon. Please email me using the email below if there are any clarifications needed.

 

My contact details are:

Name: Jeong Hwa Hong

Email: jeong.hong@kcl.ac.uk