Message from the President – 2014
President: Prof. Amanda Howe
I am delighted to be following in the footsteps of many esteemed GP and hospital colleagues as the Med Chi President 2016/2017.
It is now 15 years since we first opened our doors to medical students at the Norwich Medical School, and I well remember going to the Med Chi as a newcomer to the city when the old N&N was still open! 15 years on we still have a thriving organisation, though it has to compete with many other professional opportunities, as well as pressures of work.
But as a GP I appreciate several things about the Med Chi - firstly, it is one of the few places I get to talk properly with colleagues from other disciplines: then, it means more people visit Norwich as speakers and become aware of our work and professional profile: and it works hard to support students and young doctors particularly through its prizes and awards.
In an era where collegial relationships and professional networks remain an important source of career satisfaction, I think the Med Chi still has a role to play, and I am grateful for the support of the members of Council who give of their valuable time to help it deliver. I have tried to bring an eclectic but very experienced set of speakers together for this year’s programme, and hope you will find it interesting and thought provoking.
With best wishes for the new academic year.
Prof. Amanda Howe