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Finding ECG interpretation difficult?

[box]Shivali Patel reviews the seminal textbook ‘ECG Made Easy’ [/box] Understanding the commonly seen black squiggly lines on red checked paper throughout hospitals can be a daunting task for anyone working within healthcare. ‘ECG made Easy’ is highly recommended for all junior doctors and medical students to read just before commencing their first placement. The easy to carry book equips […]

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Diary of an FY1

[box]Anju Phoolchund shows us her optimistic side[/box] It’s six months to the end of FY1 – where did the time go?  I have not improved my knowledge of medicine sufficiently to become the on call SHO in half a year.  Worrying.  At the same time, I’ve finally come out of the panic-stricken zone of “oh my god I’m going to […]

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RAG Week Success

RAG Week Success

[box] By Katherine Bettany[/box] This week, Imperial College School of Medicine celebrated its annual RAG week. The week kicked off with Commuters Collect and RAG games  on Monday, a trip to Mahikis on Tuesday. Wednesday saw the infamous RAG invasion, which sees students completing a series of ridiculous challenges around London. The Circle Line Pub Crawl, a favourite among final […]

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UCL Closes Health Centre

[box] By Erine Bernbacher[/box] A campaign has begun to save the University College London Health Centre from closure. The surgery, located in Gower Place, is responsible for the medical care of thousand of  UCL students. The lease for the practise is due to run out in 2014, at which point UCL Estates will not be renewing it.   This will […]

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Imperial focuses on Alcohol Awareness

[box] By Steve Tran [/box] On the 22nd of January, Dr Mirza, Consultant in Emergency from West Middlesex returned to Imperial College to deliver another highly entertaining on Alcohol, and its effects on medicals students and our future patients. Last yearís talk focussed very much on the effects of alcohol on the individual and how it affects your personal health. […]

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Government Pledge to End Unemployment

[box]By Katherine Bettany[/box] The Department of Health has announced that all eligible medical graduates will be awarded foundation programme jobs in 2013. Last October, the UK Foundation Programme Office, UKFPO, the organisation in charge of allocations to foundation schools, announced that it had recieved more applications than places available for the graduates due to start their F1 jobs in August […]

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