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STASHH: aims and foreseen benefits to medical students and pre-specialty trainees
  1. Jason Eng Kiat Lim1,
  2. Beth Louise Selwyn2
  1. 1 Internal Medicine Training, Royal Blackburn Hospital, Blackburn, UK
  2. 2 University of Birmingham College of Medical and Dental Sciences, Birmingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jason Eng Kiat Lim, Internal Medicine Training, Royal Blackburn Hospital, Blackburn BB2 3HH, UK; jasonlim.2908{at}

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The Student and Trainee Association for Sexual Health and HIV (STASHH) was founded in spring 2021 with support from the BASHH. The overarching objective is to raise awareness and promote clinical and academic opportunities for medical students and pre-specialty trainees in the specialty of genitourinary medicine (GUM). Here we highlight the four aims of STASHH and their foreseen benefits to medical students and pre-specialty trainees.1

Aim 1: to provide educational opportunities

We plan to deliver educational events encompassing current and emerging topics in sexual health and HIV, highlights of recent conferences organised by BASHH, the British HIV Association (BHIVA) and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, and examination preparatory sessions. These educational events will be in the form of monthly evening webinars, specialty workshops and podcasts. Our local medical student and pre-specialty doctor representatives will promote these events via emails and social media.

Our monthly evening webinars will commence in …

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  • Contributors JEKL and BLS contributed equally to writing this paper and should be joint first authors.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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