Chairperson: Lee Oyugi

Lee Oyugi

ABOUT THE CHAIRPERSON
MSA: Association of Medical Students of University of Nairobi (AMSUN)
Year of Study: 4th Year
Email address: scopub@famsanet.org

Profile: Lee Oyugi is a medical student and aspiring surgeon at the University of Nairobi waiting to begin his 5th year of undergraduate study and is an active member of AMSUN editorial committee. He loves having working systems and takes initiative to that effect in a leadership capacity or any other role he has in an organization. He is also a part-time poet, musician and graphic designer partaking in the activities both as hobbies and as part time jobs.

ABOUT SCOPUB

FAMSA pays serious attention to the importance of publications in the furtherance of its aims and activities with particular reference to the Journal AFROMEDICA. The publications of FAMSA includes:

  • AFROMEDICA.
  • FAMSA Newsletter.
  • Introducing FAMSA.
  • Information Booklet.
  • All other booklets or pamphlets for general release bearing the name of FAMSA.
  • Programme for the Students International Clinic conference SICC, FAMSA Health Educative Schools, SCOME, SCOPA and SCOHE seminars.

CALL FOR MEMBERS OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON PUBLICATIONS (SCOPUB) – FAMSA

The committee is charged with the power to publish research papers relevant to the medical field in the FAMSA run journal.

VACANT POSITIONS:

1.Members of Scientific Committee (5 positions)

  • Review Scientific papers and articles submitted for publication.
  • Contact African journals of publications for partnership
  • Research on the different requirements of journals and make the information available in one central location.
  • Work with the Standing Committee on Medical Education and Research in educating FAMSA members on research and publishing.

Requirements
-Must have at least 1 paper written or co-written and published in a recognized journal.
-Must Be an active student keen on research
-Having previously been part of a scientific committee will be an added advantage.

2. Article writers (3 positions)

  • Researching on news affecting the medical world to be published in the FAMSA newsletter.
  • Write short articles on current events in the medical world
  • Interview practicing doctors and presidents of medical school associations
  • Transcribe the interviews into articlesReceive and regulate articles to be

3. Proof-readers/Fact checkers (2 positions)

  • Proof read articles to be published
  • Fact-check and confirm any news affecting the medical practice
  • Researching on news affecting the medical world to be published in the FAMSA newsletter

Requirements
-Must have written or co-written a research paper before.
-Must have initiative in article writing.
-Must be meticulous in their work

4. French translators (3 positions)

  • Translate any publication from SCOPUB from English to French and vice versa
  • Be available to interview French speaking doctors and Medical Student Association Presidents and transcribe it into English and French.
  • Liaise with the writers to source for information and publish.

Requirements
-Must be able to fluently speak English and French

5. Arabic translators (3 positions)

  • Translate any publication from SCOPUB from English to Arabic and vice versa
  • Be available to interview Arabic speaking doctors and Medical Student Association Presidents and transcribe it into English and Arabic.
  • Liaise with the writers to source for information and publish.

Requirements
-Must be able to fluently speak English and Arabic

6. Social Media Content Creator (1 position)

  • Be available to run the social media accounts in posting information as well as responding to queries online.
  • Ethically gaining more coverage for FAMSA as far as social media is concerned.
  • Assist in researching on news affecting the medical world as well as fact checking the news

Requirements
-Must be conversant with at least Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
-Having worked as the social media content creator in an organization will be an added advantage

7.Graphic designer (1 position)

  • Design posters and logos necessary.
  • Liaise with the Photographer/Photo editor to push out graphic design content necessary for publishing.

Requirements
-Must be conversant with graphic design software
-Previous experience with graphic design for an organization will be an added advantage.

8. Photographer and photo editor (1 position)

  • Be conversant with photo editing software.
  • Edit photos submitted, where necessary, for publishing on the social media accounts, website and other necessary publications
  • May need to take photographs on behalf of FAMSA as well.

Requirements
-Must be conversant with photography editing software
-Having experience as a photographer will be an added advantage

REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL POSITIONS
Must be an undergraduate medical student from a medical school in Africa.
-Must be a team player and willing to work.
-Must participate in discussions within the committee in looking for solutions to problems.
-Must be accountable and honest in all things necessary to FAMSA
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Registration link here

Documents needed:
-Curriculum Vitae
-Motivation letter

Deadline: 15th of April, 2020

Oyugi Lee
Chairman, FAMSA-SCOPUB