• This program is now completed. I am in contact with the Iasi Medical Students Society about more such learning opportunities.


Are you a medical student/graduate seeking to develop your scientific thinking and communication skills in English? If yes, this is for you!

English Pills 4 Science Skills

…is a series of 6 workshops taking place in Iași during February-April, leading up to Congressis 2019. By participating, you get 12 hours of guided practice, useful resources, and honest discussion in an open, safe, friendly environment.

I designed this program in collaboration with the Medical Students Society Iași, who are in charge of logistics. Keep an eye on this and the SSMI Facebook page for registration instructions, location information, and other updates. To register online, click here.

MODULE 1: Data Pills 4 Research Skills (4h)

  • Part I: Desk Research Skills – reading, annotation, paraphrases, references
    • Saturday, February 23, 9:00-11:00
  • Part II: Data Skills – collection, processing, description, discussion
    • Saturday, March 2, 9:00-11:00

MODULE 2: Writing Pills 4 Author Skills (4h)

  • Part I: Process Writing Skills – planning, drafting, editing, proofreading
    • Saturday, March 9, 9:00-11:00
  • Part II: Product Writing Skills – content, structure, language, layout
    • Saturday, March 16, 9:00-11:00

(Congressis registration deadline for active participants)

MODULE 3: Speaking Pills 4 Congress Skills (4h)

  • Part I: Presentation Skills – planning, visuals, delivery, troubleshooting
    • Saturday, March 23, 9:00-11:00
  • Part II: People Skills – audience interaction, international networking
    • Saturday, March 30, 9:00-11:00

How do I participate?

You can enroll in the entire 6-week program or in a 2-week module, depending on your availability and interests.

  1. Register online by filling in this form.
  2. Pay the participation fee as instructed by SSMI. The fee includes workshop access, expert guidance, useful resources, and certificate of completion:
    • participation fees for single, 2-week module (two interconnected workshops)
      • 50 RON for undergraduates
      • 75 RON for graduates
    • participation fees for entire, 6-week program (one workshop is free)
      • 125 RON for undergraduates
      • 200 RON for graduates
  3. Check location and your start time information. Be there on time! We will be posting updates here and on Facebook.
  4. Get ready to participate actively and respectfully in English. Bring your magic tools. Yes, I mean your smartphone, but also good old fashioned pen and paper!