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British Undergraduate Cardiovascular Association launched

The British Undergraduate Cardiovascular Association (BUCA), a new student-led organisation for medical students with an interest in cardiology and for those who wish to pursue a career in this cardiology has been launched by the Cardiology Section at Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) and the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS).

Its aims are:

  • To provide regular talks by speakers on topics relating to cardiology, including careers and sub-specialities
  • To provide courses on revision and sub-specialities, led by students and professionals on areas of the medical curriculum relating to cardiology
  • Provide opportunities to practice relevant clinical skills and objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) that form part of the medical curriculum
  • Organise the annual national student conference to showcase the best research produced by medical students within the UK
  • To promote having a Cardiology Society at each medical school.
BUCA President Picture

Founder and President Mahvesh Rana Javaid

Founder and President Mahvesh Rana Javaid, currently a 3rd year medical student at Barts & The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, has announced that BUCA will soon be running the first International Undergraduate Cardiovascular Conference in London, October 2013.

“We will be hosting a whole series of top-class presentations, workshops, competitions and much more. We will be having medical students and doctors from all over the UK and across the world attending this conference, the next generation of cardiologists. We will also be launching the first ever British Undergraduate Cardiovascular Journal, fulfilling our audience’s interest in cardiology,” she said.

More information will be available soon at

Published on: June 20, 2013

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