Category: Features

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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The Abolition of Modern Day Slavery: The Role of the Health Sector

The Abolition of Modern Day Slavery: The Role of the Health Sector

[box] Barts’ student Christina Tran reports on the role healthcare professionals can play in protecting victims of trafficking [/box] Imprisoned and held against their own will. In fear, alone, starved or abused into submission. These are people in our very own communities. Hidden behind closed doors, human slavery is a real deal. The tragic accounts of victims forced into labour […]

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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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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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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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