Category: Features

Play your way to becoming a better doctor…

[box]Govindpal Singh Kooner tells why you should join Paediatrics Society [/box] If you’re a London medical student, particularly at Imperial College, you may be quizzical about the influx of multi-coloured, merry-looking caterpillars growing all over the walls, on posters and in emails. Is the Imperial College Healthcare Trust currently crippled by a benign infestation of garden-variety ‘Lepidoptera’ larvae? No, although […]

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League tables – help or hindrance?

[box]Sheikh Momin questions the value of league tables [/box] League tables are a thorny and divisive issue for everyone involved in the university application process – the school teachers, the universities themselves, parents and, of course, the applicant. Many universities confirm a high league table ranking as a sign of prestige and academic quality and boast about these in their […]

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Help! I’m not a robot…

Help! I’m not a robot…

[box]Miriam Barker asks whether we’re being taught to be robots…[/box] It’s late on a Friday afternoon. Opposite you is ‘Mrs Green’, a lady who has arrived with a bad case of athlete’s foot. As you ask to have a look, she begins to wince in embarrassment. You reassure her that ‘anything you see will not go further than their health-care […]

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Peripheral rotations abroad – a must for medics?

Peripheral rotations abroad – a must for medics?

[box]By Shivali Patel [/box] Medicine is a field that encompasses a plethora of knowledge, which medical students and doctors attempt to acquire continuously from the moment they begin the course.  Clinical medicine is a more practical way of learning from patients in hospital wards and clinics. Most students experience this style of learning after year three.  Currently, most specialty rotations […]

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