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Everyone has potential, so why do we insist on stopping people from reaching it?

Everyone has potential, so why do we insist on stopping people from reaching it?

Oscar To Comment Editor Imagine you could visit any place you liked, no strings attached whatsoever, for as long as you liked. Where would it be? Far away across the globe experiencing a whole new culture? Or maybe some sun and sea on a hot beach? We’re all individuals with our own tastes and preferences. Now, let me ask you, […]

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Editors’ Letter 2016 No. 3 – Metamorphosis

Editors’ Letter 2016 No. 3 – Metamorphosis

[box] Our Editor-in-Chief will see you shortly [/box] For years the caterpillars toiled and toiled. By morning, they were faces on the Ward Round to inflate consultants’ egos. By afternoon they were slaves to the SHO. This was no easy slog for the caterpillars. They struggled, at times, to juggle all of the different timetables their iPads were subscribed to. They cried, […]

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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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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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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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General Top Tips for Freshers

General Top Tips for Freshers

This is the first article in our Freshers series! Check out more in the coming weeks.   Congratulations you made it! All those hours perfecting that personal statement, nervously sitting the dreaded UKCAT, and sweating through the interview have been worth it – you’re now a medical student! Starting university is an exciting new challenge; one that is entirely different to […]

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Exam stress and how to beat it

Exam stress and how to beat it

Exam stress. We’ve all dealt with it, and it only gets worse the further you get through medical school. One of the very first lectures I had as a first year was coping with stress, and every exam period that goes past brings with it another lecturer mentioning that they thinks we all need to get some rest. Most pre-clinical […]

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‘A Year of the Arts’  Reflections from the  UCL Medical Humanities student group

‘A Year of the Arts’ Reflections from the UCL Medical Humanities student group

By Harriet Williams  It is often said that ‘Medicine is both an art and a science’. This phrase can sometimes be used to explain the approach needed to deal with the complex web of interactions, decisions and ethical dilemmas in everyday clinical practice. As I go through medical school and meet patients with a wide variety of ideas, viewpoints and […]

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A healthy education – an interview with Victoria Hanton, hospital schoolteacher

A healthy education – an interview with Victoria Hanton, hospital schoolteacher

By Shane Weinmann Admission to hospital can be a frightening and disorientating experience for anyone, especially children. A stay on the children’s ward means losing touch with friends, being taken away from toys, activities and games, and missing school. How do we make sure children access these things on the ward? How can we make the hospital environment more “normal” […]

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