Articles By: Features Editor

Figure 1: The internet has revolutionised the sharing of information and ideas in numerous fields - none more so than in Medicine

Medicine and the Internet Era: The Landscape and the Challenges

by Yathu Maheswaran | Features Editor In most areas of our lives the internet is a welcome presence, and life without it – unimaginable! The realms of business, science and medicine have each enjoyed a revolution of greater information accessibility and new platforms for interaction and education, all owing thanks to the internet. But the expansion in knowledge and capabilities […]

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Dissecting Anatomy: Past, Present, Future

by Yathu Maheswaran, Features Editor   In the early years of medical education, an inimitable experience will be studying anatomy. For many students, human anatomy can be as fascinating as it is arduous to learn. At the same time, it can be glorious in providing a consistent linguistic basis of medicine, but inglorious when we consider past stigma towards dissection […]

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#Banthebash

BASH: badmouthing, attitudes and stigmatisation in healthcare as experienced by medical students – the paper can be found here. We’ve all made an offhand comment where our feelings about certain specialities become clear. I personally am wary of radiologists and surgeons, but it doesn’t mean I tar them all with the same brush- as in life, there will be horrible […]

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London Nightline

London Nightline

This week’s article is a focus on London Nightline. In future weeks, there will be articles to help with all aspects of finals revision, whether it’s welfare related or reviews of revision sources! If there’s anything you’d like to see featured, please drop us a line!   Nightline is a confidential listening and practical information service run by students, for […]

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Medic 2 Medic- Healthcare Workers for All.

  Medic to Medic (M2M) is a pioneering charity, which aims to support health workers in Malawi and Uganda, including doctors, pharmacists, physiotherapists, nurses and midwives. M2M provides disadvantaged trainees with necessary equipment and guaranteed tuition fees. In addition, medical graduates receive continued support during their internship, a year after medical school qualification in order to alleviate financial pressure. The […]

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Getting involved in Research and Auditing as a First Year

  This is the fifth article in our ongoing Freshers series. Check back next week for the final instalment.   Quality Improvement: Research and Audit? One of the core components of a career in medicine is quality improvement. This encompasses striving to achieve better understanding of disease and how to beat it, and developing and maintaining high standards of medical […]

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How to have a Medic Social Life

How to have a Medic Social Life

This is the fourth article in the ongoing Freshers series. Check back in the coming weeks for more! I am not going to tell you how to make friends. As medic freshers I can assume that you have a baseline of social nous and that you really don’t need a faceless 2nd year coaching you on small talk. Instead I’ll […]

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Live. Work. Play. Adapting to Life at University.

Live. Work. Play. Adapting to Life at University.

This is the third article in the ongoing Freshers series. Check out more in the coming weeks!   Live ‘Have fun and make the most of it, but remember to look after yourself,’ says the classic family member. These traditional words of wisdom are entirely true. The first transition to medical school throws all sorts of curve balls and for […]

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How university is different to school and how to cope.

How university is different to school and how to cope.

This is the second article in the Freshers series. Look out for more in the coming weeks!   Freshers is a whirlwind. It moves quickly, with each day and week in first term feeling so novel and new and exciting. You get this feeling of independence and freedom and a new life, and a slightly terrifying feeling of growing up […]

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General Top Tips for Freshers

General Top Tips for Freshers

This is the first article in our Freshers series! Check out more in the coming weeks.   Congratulations you made it! All those hours perfecting that personal statement, nervously sitting the dreaded UKCAT, and sweating through the interview have been worth it – you’re now a medical student! Starting university is an exciting new challenge; one that is entirely different to […]

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