Articles By: Editor-in-Chief

Dealing with a damaging report at a Fitness to Practise Panel

Dealing with a damaging report at a Fitness to Practise Panel

  Dr Daniel Sokol is a barrister specialising in student appeals and former lecturer in medical ethics.  He frequently represents medical students at university hearings Few events are more terrifying for medical students than a Fitness to Practise Panel.  The Panel decides whether a student is fit to practise for the purposes of continuing their medical studies.  It can effectively […]

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“Anything you reflect on can, and will, be used against you” : the medical Miranda rights

“Anything you reflect on can, and will, be used against you” : the medical Miranda rights

In the light of recent events regarding the Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba case, The Medical Student in collaboration with medical students at the UEA, decided to publish an article written by Briony Keir in The Murmur – a medical magazine written and edited by medical students at Norwich Medical School, UEA. The Murmur can be accessed on http://www.ueamedsoc.co.uk/medsoc-murmur.html    If you’re anything […]

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Dr Bawa-Garba is all of us

Dr Bawa-Garba is all of us

On the 25th of last month, a seven-year legal battle came to an end: Dr Hadiza Bawa- Garba was struck off the medical register. An ST6 paediatrics registrar, Dr Bawa- Garba was charged with gross negligence and manslaughter in connection with the death of Jack Adcock, a six year old boy with Down’s Syndrome. In what is now described as […]

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Don’t Let it All Consume You: The Secrets to Success

Don’t Let it All Consume You: The Secrets to Success

  Marie Curie was an avid long-distance cyclist, Albert Einstein taught himself to play the violin and Sir Alexander Fleming loved to paint (using bacteria). Despite dedicating their lives to their disciplines, they also enjoyed life beyond the laboratory. As with the many scientists who have flourished before and since, their pursuits beyond work have been integral to their enduring […]

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Handling hearts: improving heart preservation in transplants

Handling hearts: improving heart preservation in transplants

The problems associated with preserving hearts during transplants are well known. Alongside the anticipated problems of graft rejection, there is the logistical issue of transporting the living heart from the donor to the recipient. Transporting the heart to the donor means cutting off its oxygen supply and mechanism of waste removal (i.e. the blood vessel system that supplies nutrient rich […]

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Words are not enough. It’s time young people’s mental health is taken seriously

Words are not enough. It’s time young people’s mental health is taken seriously

Elliot Clissold Comment Editor It shouldn’t take a high court judge to find a hospital bed for a suicidal girl. We need more than false promises and empty platitudes if we are to help our society’s most vulnerable. Whilst shadowing an on-call psychiatry trainee recently, I managed to sneak in a hurried conversation whilst running between wards. It started with […]

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The right to re-write your past

The right to re-write your past

Hana Mahmood Comment Editor     In a world where one’s online presence is viewed as a necessity, the UK Government is making a bold statement to ensure our safety and security online. This summer will see new legislation that will make it incumbent upon global corporations such as Google and Facebook to delete personal data when requested by its […]

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Advice to FY1: Dr Clare Gerada

Advice to FY1: Dr Clare Gerada

Dr Clare Gerada MBE FRCP FRCGP MRCPsych Medical Director of the Practitioner Health Programmer and Former Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners writes about the importance of looking after yourself as a newly qualified doctor. I qualified as a doctor in 1982, so am now in my 35th year working in the NHS, 25 of them as a […]

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Netter’s Introduction to Clinical Procedures

Netter’s Introduction to Clinical Procedures

Katie Hodgkinson reviews Netter’s Introduction to Clinical Procedures by M. Loukas, R.S. Tubbs and J. Feldman Extensive and clear, this is yet another addition to Netter’s expanding repertoire of books based on the Netter illustrations. With over 30 clinical procedures neatly detailed, this book is a brilliant reference for those wanting to brush up on the exact way to perform […]

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Just 12% of young people think politicians value their views, NUS poll finds

Just 12% of young people think politicians value their views, NUS poll finds

In a poll of nearly 2000 further and higher education students this month, students tell the National Union of Students (NUS) that only 12 per cent of them agree that politicians value the views of young people. Today (22nd May) is the final day students can register to vote in the General Election. NUS and students’ unions across the country have […]

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