Articles By: Editor-in-Chief

Medical Student and a Medical Patient: When Two Worlds Collide

Medical Student and a Medical Patient: When Two Worlds Collide

Dr H.B. A 20 year old male, of Indian descent, presented to West Middlesex Accident & Emergency Department, with severe abdominal pain. The pain was a sharp, constant, 10/10 pain, located in the epigastric region, radiating through to the back, and had been present since waking that morning. It was associated with profuse vomiting, approximately 6 episodes in the last […]

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Careers in Surgery Conference

Careers in Surgery Conference

After the success of the last three CiS conferences, we are now pleased to announce the date for the 4th annual ‘Career in Surgery’ (CiS) conference, which shall be taking place on Saturday 24th September 2016 at Centre for Professional Development, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham. The conference is aimed at medical students and junior doctors […]

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Numa Health

Numa Health

Dr Tobi Obisanya writes about his exciting new project, a digital health platform for patients and doctors in West Africa. Read on to discover opportunities to get involved! Numa Pompilius was one of the earliest kings of Rome. He was responsible for laying down a lot of the judicial, religious and social infrastructure that allowed the Rome to blossom into […]

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Medic in Milano!

Medic in Milano!

  Hello everyone, My name is Beatrice, I’m 23 years old and I’m a medical student at the Università Statale degli Studi di Milano. I would like to talk about my personal experience as a student and about how to gain admission and training at the Italian universities. First of all, you have to pass an entry test consisting of […]

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Franco, Flamenco and Federico

Franco, Flamenco and Federico

Our new Culture Editor reviews a performance by the highly renowned flamenco dance company, Paco Pena, based on the famous poet Federico Garcia Loca during the Spanish Civil War.                    This month at Sadler’s Wells saw the performance of Patrias, a piece by the Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company in commemoration of the […]

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Diary of an FY1: How to be an FY1

Diary of an FY1: How to be an FY1

In his latest edition, Oscar reflects on the challenges of FY1 and how best to overcome them. In less than a month, I will be an F2. Though there are dear thoughts of the achievements of surviving the year, they are equally trumped by thoughts that I really ought to sort out where I’m living next year. These thoughts are […]

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Diary of an FY1-Elephant in the room: teaching

Diary of an FY1-Elephant in the room: teaching

  The end of FY1 reaches its climax in the ARCP, an assessment based on the e-Portfolio to determine whether or not we progress (or really whether we progress without a number attached to our name). The e-Portfolio being designed as an online resource to track our progress and ensure that we are achieving the necessary milestones to progress. Whilst […]

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The ‘isms’ of women in medicine

The ‘isms’ of women in medicine

Prof Saffron Whitehead, distinguished Emeritus Professor at  St George’s University of London and author of the highly successful ‘Clinical Endocrinology’ textbook shares some of her personal thoughts on feminism and ageism in medicine.      In 1974 I returned from Canada to England, armed with a PhD. I decided to go into medicine and two of my applications resulted in invitations for interview. […]

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Diary of an FY1 – Tiredness

Diary of an FY1 – Tiredness

[box] In the latest edition of his diary, Oscar talks of the doctors unwelcome companion [/box]   Over the past months, though medical practice has stopped becoming so elusive, as my brain gathers ever more understanding of the conditions and complications that occur as patients come into hospital, I still find myself unable to come to terms with one thing. That thing […]

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Junior Doctors Begin Permanent Protest

Junior Doctors Begin Permanent Protest

[box] Rob Cleaver reports on the junior doctors awaiting an audience with Jeremy Hunt [/box] A growing team of junior doctors have set up a permanent protest outside the Department of Health in an attempt to encourage Jeremy Hunt back into talks regarding the junior doctor contract. Starting yesterday, The team of doctors, led by Drs Rachel Clarke and Dagan […]

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