Category: Education

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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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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A year of medical writing

A year of medical writing

Earlier this academic year, I made the decision to interrupt my studies during my fourth year of medical school. I’ll be honest: I was having doubts about being a doctor, which given the current climate, probably isn’t a huge surprise. During my confusion over where I wanted my career to go, I decided to explore options further afield. What can […]

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Book reviews: The Unofficial Guide to Medicine series

Book reviews: The Unofficial Guide to Medicine series

The Unofficial Guide to Radiology   When I found out that this book had topped the Amazon.co.uk best selling book list, it came as no real surprise. The Unofficial Guide to Radiology by Mark Rodrigues and Zeshan Qureshi does exactly what it says on the tin- it provides a crisp, succinct guide with sufficient detail to understand convoluted concepts, but […]

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Drug-resistant Malaria is Able to Infect Diverse Mosquito Vectors

Drug-resistant Malaria is Able to Infect Diverse Mosquito Vectors

  [box]Utsav Radia reports on worrying news regarding a resistant form of Plasmodium falciparum [/box] A novel drug-resistant form of the malarial parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, that was originally isolated in South East Asia has now been observed to also infect African mosquito species. Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) in the US suggest how spread of this deadly […]

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I Want Doctors Talking About Their Hopes, Fears and Working Lives

I Want Doctors Talking About Their Hopes, Fears and Working Lives

[box]Last week, we interviewed Johann Malawana, Chair of the BMA Junior Doctors’ Committee and founder of TMS. By Rob Cleaver and Helena Angel-Scott[/box] Back in 2004, the then president of Barts and the London Student Union founded a newspaper with London Medgroup. The aim was to make students at the five London medical schools aware of the issues, political, educational and social, […]

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Annual Student and Trainee Ophthalmology Conference (ASTOC) 2015

Annual Student and Trainee Ophthalmology Conference (ASTOC) 2015

On 5th December, RSM are hosting the Annual student and trainee ophthalmic conference (ASTOC) 2015 at their base on Wimpole Street. The event aims to increase awareness of ophthalmology as a specialty, to improve practical skills, as well as providing those who want to pursue a career in ophthalmology with advice from ophthalmologists involved in recruitment into the specialty. ASTOC welcomes […]

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Good Bacteria may Prevent Asthma

Good Bacteria may Prevent Asthma

[box] Utsav K. Radia reports on pioneering research into the prevention of childhood asthma [/box] Asthma affects 5.4 million people in United Kingdom and costs the NHS £1 billion a year. In 2011, there were 1, 167 deaths from asthma in the UK; however, up to 90% of deaths from asthma are deemed preventable. Researchers at the University of British Columbia […]

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Hypertensive Genetics

Hypertensive Genetics

[box] Suborno Ghosh delves into and dissects the recent research on the genetics of hypertension [/box] In the general population blood pressure (BP) is distributed normally and in adults there is a continuous incremental increase of risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and renal disease associated with elevation in BP. Hypertension is defined based on a cut-off at the upper end […]

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Event: Oxford Biotech Conferences

Event: Oxford Biotech Conferences

[box] Sara Jean Yazdani and Oxford Biotech invite you to attend their summer events [/box]Oxford Biotech is the bio-entrepreneurship catalyst and startup launch platform. Oxford Biotech aims to bridge the gap between academia, industry and government to enable innovative business outcomes and partnerships that drive industry forward. Running educational courses in bio-entrepreneurship, the team behind Oxford Biotech deliver a professional […]

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