Observations Lobby Watch

Jewish Medical Association UK

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d5730 (Published 14 September 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5730
  1. Jane Cassidy, freelance journalist
  1. janecassi2{at}googlemail.com

What is it?

The Jewish Medical Association UK (http://jewishmedicalassociationuk.org) promotes academic, clinical, professional, and social links between Jewish doctors and other healthcare professionals in the United Kingdom, as well as between the UK and Israel. Supporting UK Jewish doctors and informing them about Jewish and Israeli medical approaches and achievements, the association also awards bursaries for UK medical students to spend an elective period in Israel and provides scholarships to attend conferences. It acts as the UK link organisation to the Israeli Medical Association.

In line with this aim, this month members were being offered the chance to travel to Israel for a week long course that aims to help them prepare for a terrorist attack. The event, “9/11 ten years after: what have we learned?” is part of its Emergency Response Group course and offers to teach doctors working …

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