Post Tagged with: "Medical Education"

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Dissecting Anatomy: Past, Present, Future

by Yathu Maheswaran, Features Editor   In the early years of medical education, an inimitable experience will be studying anatomy. For many students, human anatomy can be as fascinating as it is arduous to learn. At the same time, it can be glorious in providing a consistent linguistic basis of medicine, but inglorious when we consider past stigma towards dissection […]

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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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On The Other Side

On The Other Side

    I think for the most part, especially in Medicine, we are so consumed by where we are and what we study that we often forget the outside world beyond the horizon. This really struck me during the Paris attacks when the sinister reality of Friday 13th put things into perspective, and highlighted how lucky we all are in every […]

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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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Editor’s Letter 2015 No. 15

Editor’s Letter 2015 No. 15

[box] This week, our Editor-in-Chief has been revising for the Situational Judgement Test [/box] You are just finishing a busy afternoon refreshing Buzzfeed articles. Your flatmate, who is supposed to reach for the TV remote and change the channel to avoid any contact with Countryfile, is apparently sound asleep instead. You need to avoid Countryfile because it is dangerously close to being 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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Tourism of poverty- an elective report from Tanzania

Tourism of poverty- an elective report from Tanzania

Oscar continues his feature series with an elective report on Berega hospital, Tanzania. If you would be interested in coming to Berega, do contact him. The room shook as my belated consciousness rose out of a half slumber. As my fears of the future bled out into the seat, as I too shook with the room, I remembered where I […]

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Women Must Replace “The Pale, Male and Stale”

Women Must Replace “The Pale, Male and Stale”

[box] Rachel Logan reports from the BMA Medical Student Conference [/box] Speaking at the 2015 BMA Medical Student Conference, Jane Dacre, president of the Royal College of Physicians, said that women in medicine must be more perseverant and have ‘more self-belief’. She also believes that women are far less likely to take risks in their career and encouraged women at […]

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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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Making Medicine for the Masses

Making Medicine for the Masses

[box]Guest writer Simon Boyd talks about helping the lay public to understand and engage with healthcare – especially sex education [/box] The Bodyguard, scene 23 – INT. ROOM – DAY                                    FRANK Somebody was in here? DEVANEY Somebody broke in and … masturbated on […]

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