Introducing High-Impact Medicine (Hi-Med)

High Impact Medicine, Hi-Med, is a new movement supported by CEA aiming to bring together medical students and doctors into local groups to learn more about the ways medics can help as many people as possible in their careers, and engage with opportunities to have a wide-reaching positive impact within medicine.

We believe medical students and doctors have the potential to effectively tackle some of the world’s leading problems alongside, and learning from, clinical practice. Medics are a demographic of individuals who are a natural fit for EA ideas and it is a career which grants flexibility and capital to contribute meaningfully to various areas.

Our goal is to explore the core opportunities and challenges facing the world today, using an effective altruism framework, and use this as a springboard for discussion about the unique and potentially highly impactful role that medical students and doctors might play in this.

This year we are setting up local groups in Cambridge, London and Oxford (UK) to foster communities of like-minded students and doctors and explore high impact opportunities. We are planning to host several speakers and socials, both in person and online, as well as organise a fellowship in the first quarter of 2022.

We are collaborating with EA Medicine, who currently facilitate an incredible global network for EA-aligned medics to connect and network with one another and further their knowledge. We primarily hope to foster local, engaged communities of medical students and doctors who may not be as familiar with EA, or who are not currently EA aligned.

If you’re a medic interested in finding out about how you can work to effectively address the world’s most pressing problems, whether you’re based in Cambridge/​ London/​ Oxford or not, stay involved via social media: Facebook and Instagram.

If you’re interested in getting more involved in HI-Med, whether starting a community where you are or helping organise the new, growing movement in Cambridge, London or Oxford, fill out this form!

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If you have any questions or comments, please get in touch with Akhil Bansal and Abe Tolley at highimpactmedicine@gmail.com