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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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Thousands Protest Against Imposed Junior Contracts

Thousands Protest Against Imposed Junior Contracts

[box] Rob Cleaver reports on last night’s Junior Doctor demonstration at Methodist Central Hall[/box] Last night, thousands of junior doctors, medical students and other medical professionals staged a peaceful demonstration just a stone’s throw away from Westminster to demand a rethink over the Government’s proposed junior doctor contract. The protest went ahead despite a last minute ‘indefinite postponement’ of NHS […]

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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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Editor’s Letter 2015 No. 11

Editor’s Letter 2015 No. 11

[box] Our Editor-in-Chief changes trains at Clapham Junction on his way to GP Land [/box] Eventually we all reach a Clapham Junction. We don’t all reach it in the flesh, the seventeen platform behemoth, but I can assure you that all of us disembark there every once in a while. It’s that sense of being distanced from everything else yet […]

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The tube strikes make chumps of us all

The tube strikes make chumps of us all

Dr Oscar To Comment Editor   Last Thursday my newsfeed was bombarded with people in London making complaints. The lifeblood of the capital, the London Underground was once again in lockdown due to the workers going on strike. As a member of the medical profession, a curious table began spreading, detailing how tube drivers started with a better pay packet […]

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The affair is over: goodbye London, city of smoke and mirrors

The affair is over: goodbye London, city of smoke and mirrors

Oscar To For the past three years, London has been my home. This quiet student bubble produced by the virtue of the university education system has come to an inevitable end and the thoroughfare of graduation will bring it the long awaited pop. My job has been decided with the SJT stating that a person of my stature warrants a post […]

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Research-in-Brief

Research-in-Brief

Barts and The London, School of Medicine and Dentistry Beetroot treats high blood pressure? Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have found that patients with hypertension who consumed 250 millilitres of beetroot juice daily experienced an average decrease in blood pressure of approximately 8/4mmHg, enough in many participants to bring their BP back within normal ranges. This decrease was […]

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Should we resuscitate extremely premature babies? An interview with Dr Sara Hamilton – Consultant Paediatrician

Should we resuscitate extremely premature babies? An interview with Dr Sara Hamilton – Consultant Paediatrician

By Anne Tan It was 5pm on a Tuesday evening when I apprehensively popped my head into the doctor’s office on the paediatric unit where Dr Hamilton said I would be able to find her. The room was bustling with activity as the doctors on the day shift were handing over to the night team. Leaning against the wall I […]

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