Articles By: Hana Mahmoud

I prescribe one newborn baby brother…

  By Dave Vedage Saviour siblings, as the name suggests, are children born to donate organs to and save the lives of their sibling. The benefits are obvious; the sibling would be treated, the newborn gets to help their relative and the family gets a new member. However, the debate surrounding saviour siblings continues to rage on. The issue has also […]

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Diary of a Fresher

[box]Alysha Bhatti reflects on the journey first year medics embark on, towards up holding the sancity of life, and their initial encounters with the dead[/box] As young medics embark on their journey towards upholding the sanctity of life, their initial en- counter is with the dead. My rumination was the indelible and nostalgic memory onehas at the end of school […]

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The art of self defence

The art of self defence

[box]Govindpal Singh Kooner explains why medics should learn a martial art[/box] Self-defence is an essential skill for survival. Without too many tangential references to Neolithic, nomadic hunter-gatherers swinging clubs at sabre-toothed cats, some martial knowledge has probably had an evolutionary contribution to mankind’s survival through the ages. And now, in an age where street crime amongst and involving adolescents is […]

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To intercalate, or not to intercalate?

[box]By Alexander Isted[/box] The New Year brings with it the age-old decision of whether or not to commit a year of your life to undertake an intercalated degree. For London medical students at Imperial and UCL, this decision has already been made, but for students residing in GKT, George’s and Barts, the next few months offer an opportunity to weigh […]

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Diary of an FY1

[box]Anju Phoolchund talks New Years Resolutions[/box] Strictly speaking we changed jobs at the start of December, but the idea of new beginnings could not be more true than in transplant medicine.  I’ve landed the slightly unusual position of the “liver transplant house officer”, which sounds a lot more fancy than it really is.  The jobs themselves are similar to any […]

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Medicine escapes applicant drop

Medicine escapes applicant drop

[box]By Erine Bernbacher[/box] There has been a decrease in applications for non-medical courses of 14% for 2013 entry, compared to a decrease of just 1% for medical courses, according to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), compared with the same session the previous year. Those entering university in 2013 will be the second group of students to face tuition […]

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Medics raise thousands this Christmas

[box]By Katherine Bettany[/box] London medical students have once again proved themselves to be charitable, generous human beings, partaking in RAG events across the capital. Imperial College held two Christmas RAG events in December. The Christmas raffle boasted some incredible prizes this year, including two tickets to see Florence and the Machine live in concert, and raised just shy of £1000. […]

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New System for Junior Jobs

[box]By Erine Bernbacher[/box] All specialty job offers for junior doctors will be delivered via one electronic system from 2013 onwards. The new system is the result of extensive testing involving the Department of Health and leading bodies, including the BMA Junior Doctors Commitee. It will allow junior doctors to view their offers all in one place and accept, reject or […]

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Imperial jumps the gun by demanding fees early

[box]By Erine Bernbacher[/box] Imperial College, it has alleged, among other universities, has demanded tuition fees from students eligible for NHS bursaries before funding approval processes had a chance to conclude in December. Last month, The Medical Student reported that final year students at Imperial had been left high and dry without their NHS bursaries, and consequently tution fee invoices that […]

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BMA Supports Student Cuts

[box]By Katherine Bettany[/box] The British Medical Association (BMA) has announced its support of a government commissioned report, in which the details of medical school admission reductions are laid out. The move is said to be an attempt to reduce unemployment after graduation from medical school. It is hoped that admissions will be reduced by two percent in England in 2013. […]

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