Category: Education

Surviving F1 Course 2015

Surviving F1 Course 2015

Are you stressed or nervous about starting your first job as a doctor? Or are you dangerously over -confident? May be you’re just excited and keen to get started! However you’re feeling about starting work as an F1 this August Surviving F1 will help you to prepare and get your career off to the best possible start. Surviving F1 is […]

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PSA Survey

TMS is taking part in a survey of final year medical students and FY1 doctors on the PSA (Prescribing Safety Assessment). The survey has been organised by Fay Al-Kudhairi, a final year Pharmacy student at Kingston University, and seeks to evaluate the learning needs of those taking the examination. The aim of the survey is to help future cohorts of […]

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The Age of Wearable Therapy

The Age of Wearable Therapy

[box] Luisa Peress explores the use of wearable technology for Parkinson’s Disease patients. [/box] Google Glass is a wearable technology that looks like a set of designer glasses. It was developed by Google and works in the same way as a smart-phone by displaying information on its lens. However the difference is that it is mostly voice-operated, which makes it easier […]

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Making Medicine for the Masses

Making Medicine for the Masses

[box]Guest writer Simon Boyd talks about helping the lay public to understand and engage with healthcare – especially sex education [/box] The Bodyguard, scene 23 – INT. ROOM – DAY                                    FRANK Somebody was in here? DEVANEY Somebody broke in and … masturbated on […]

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Dengue’s Days are Numbered

Dengue’s Days are Numbered

[box]Utsav Radia reports on a new antibody for the treatment of dengue fever[/box] Researchers from the Department of Medicine at Imperial, led by Professor Gavin Screaton and Dr Junathip Mongkolsapaya, in collaboration with Dr Felix Rey and his colleagues at the Institut Pasteur in Paris have identified a new class of antibodies that is effective against the virus that causes […]

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Attend the 2015 UCLU Medical Society InspireMEdicine Conference

Attend the 2015 UCLU Medical Society InspireMEdicine Conference

Are you a medical student? Are you tired out by hard work, long terms and countless exams? Want to experience what the world of medicine really has to offer? The UCLU Medical Society InspireMEdicine Conference is for you! InspireMEdicine is a national, student-run event designed to celebrate all that the world of medicine has to offer. With input from each of […]

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Ten Top Tips for the SJT

Ten Top Tips for the SJT

[box] Dr. Mahibur Rahman, Medical Director at Emedica, gives his top tips for improving your performance in the SJT paper as well as providing two example questions for you to have a go at. [/box] The Situational Judgement Test (SJT) for final year medical students plays an important part in your ranking for the applications for Foundation training (FPAS). Whether […]

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Revolutionising Treatment for Multiple Myeloma

Revolutionising Treatment for Multiple Myeloma

[box] Utsav Radia shines a light on research into the treatment of Multiple Myeloma [/box] Scientists at Imperial, led by Professor Guido Franzoso, have developed a new drug to be used in patients with multiple myeloma, a rare type of cancer affecting 4,800 new people every year in the UK. Multiple myeloma results from the proliferation of cancerous antibody-secreting cells […]

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Stem Cells to Rescue Stroke Patients

[box] Utsav Radia explains the science behind promising future stroke treatment [/box] Every year, there are approximately 152,000 strokes in the UK, costing the economy a whopping £7 billion. Last year, 19,710 people were admitted to hospital following a stroke in the UK. It is predicted that 20% of strokes are fatal – those that survive fall prey to the […]

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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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