Articles By: Editor-in-Chief

St George’s introduces new ‘Religion & Belief Code of Practice’

St George’s introduces new ‘Religion & Belief Code of Practice’

[box]Kea Orver reports on St George’s new guidelines for student bodies and NHS trusts[/box] There is great conflict between maintaining healthcare standards and religious practise when working in the medical profession. Whether this relates to differing health behaviours or medical ethics, the friction between religion and medicine is a well publicised debate. However at St George’s University, a new ‘Religion […]

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Medical Firsts!

Medical Firsts!

[box] Features Editor, Anne Tan, reveals the key building blocks on the road to modern medicine [/box]   The first person to organise medical teaching: Hippocrates (460-370 BC) was the first man to organise medical teaching and make medicine a distinct discipline. He is often seen as the father of western medicine as he revolutionised it. He did so by […]

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How Do You Solve a Problem like Careers?

How Do You Solve a Problem like Careers?

[box] Our Editor-in-Chief discusses the management malaise in medicine [/box] As medics of the future, we are asked to spend a lot of time contemplating our career but there are not enough of us willing, once we are doctors, to consider a career in hospital management according to a recent poll undertaken by The Hay Group. Published by the Guardian, […]

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Review: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Review: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

[box] James Orr reviews the latest edition of a popular title [/box] The latest edition in a successful series, Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology is intended to be a core text for both junior trainees and medical students beginning their obstetrics and gynaecology attachments. The title was illustrated by the same artists as Kumar and Clark’s Clinical Medicine and the recognisable […]

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The Internet is for P-p-persuasion

The Internet is for P-p-persuasion

[box] Oscar To explains how internet etiquette can impact on doctor-patient interaction [/box] In the modern day, the internet has allowed us to become ever more connected to people from all over the world, many of which we will never meet. Social media platforms have given us an unprecedented ability to expose ourselves to the world, be it in our […]

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A Useful Snapshot of Netter’s Love of Radiology

[box] Kicking off a series of book reviews, Monica Krivcevska reviews Netter’s Concise Radiologic Anatomy for us[/box] Knowing that this book, Concise Radiologic Anatomy, has Netter illustrations, I had high expectations from the start; and it did not fail to disappoint. Frank Netter, the famous medical illustrator surprisingly started off as an artist and had even pursued a degree in the […]

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Don’t Let the Heart Rule the Head

Don’t Let the Heart Rule the Head

Head injuries are an inevitable consequence of contact sports, be it the unintentional clash of heads eager to be the first to the ball or a more sinister rage driven coming together. At the World Cup in Brazil however, there were several instances where such clashes were deemed far more trivial than they should have been. Head injuries account for […]

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UCLU InspireMEdicine Conference

UCLU InspireMEdicine Conference

The Medical Student has partnered up with UCLU MedSoc to bring you all the latest news on the InspireMEdicine conference. Expect further articles and tweets updating you as the day goes on. Stay tuned!  So we’ve all made it to destination: ‘medical school’ but has the shine of that acceptance letter started to wear off? Are you lost in a […]

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An End to Cambridge Transfer Students

An End to Cambridge Transfer Students

Making the transition from preclinical to clinical medicine brings with it many changes, but uniquely for London medics we see the addition of a body of students from Cambridge and Oxford, as they finish their degree in preclinical medical sciences and embark on their clinical careers. This process has taken place for a number of years, but it has recently […]

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