Post Tagged with: "UCL"

#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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Medical Student 101 – Coffee

Medical Student 101 – Coffee

[box style=”rounded” border=”full”]Jun Lao, Mess Editor, on the devilishly addictive appeal of coffee[/box] There is an existential struggle which burns within the depths of my soul most mornings; an urge which threatens to tear me asunder as I fight the temptation to simply give in. It begins with an enticing suggestion floating into my mind under the pretence of spontaneity […]

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Every Policy is a Health Policy

Every Policy is a Health Policy

[box] Guest columnist and UCL student Joanna Sutton-Klein argues that politics and medicine are inextricably linked [/box] Medicine cannot be separated from politics. Centuries of research, double-blind, randomised, controlled trials and NICE guidelines go some way to falsely reassure us that the medicine we practice today is a politically and historically neutral science. That is a comforting thought, and an admirable aspiration, but […]

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Junior Doctors Strike Back: The Hashtag Awakens

Junior Doctors Strike Back: The Hashtag Awakens

[box style=”rounded” border=”full”]Jun Lao, Doctors’ Mess Editor, on the ways in which junior doctors are striking back (haha get it?) against spin, lies and more spin[/box] Amidst the spin, lies and general stench of excrement emanating from Mr Hunt and his cronies in the right wing press during this junior doctor contract dispute, comes a sense of increasing desperation. There […]

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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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Maybe holding the newborn cub over the edge of a pretty precarious looking cliff isn't the best idea?

Stories from the Bedside – The Circle of Life and the Miracle of Childbirth

[box style=”rounded” border=”full”]Jun Lao, Mess Editor, with stories hot from the labour ward.[/box] Ah the miracle of childbirth. Amidst the hustle and bustle of modern life it still retains a uniquely romantic and vital status in the eyes of many and for some it is the defining moment of their lives. But how many of us, even medical students, truly […]

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A masked protestor from the Occupy protests of 2011

Medical Student 101 – A guide to protesting

[box style=”rounded” border=”full”]Jun Lao, Mess Editor, with a brief look at the art of protesting[/box] The gloomy spectre of the junior doctor contract reforms looms over all of us as medical students. Any attempts to escape its ghastly shadow in order to gain a little respite from the crushing despair further news of the attacks bring are simply futile. There […]

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Medical students and doctors gathered to protest the DDRB contract reform proposals at the venue for the (cancelled) NHS Employers meeting

Stories from the Bedside – A tumultuous beginning to fifth year

[box style=”rounded” border=”full”]Jun Lao, Mess Editor, back with a vengeance and raging against the (Government) machine.[/box] With the finish line just beginning to peek over the horizon, I find myself in an increasingly contemplative mood. Fifth year, my penultimate year at medical school, brings with it new responsibilities and expectations. It is becoming difficult to ignore the fact that in […]

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"Tomorrow is my day. The day. I'll get everything done then." said every student ever

In Defence of Procrastination

[box style=”rounded” border=”full”]Jun Lao, Doctors’ Mess Editor, attempts to mount a defence of procrastination and offers some tips on maximising time spent on breaks.[/box] Why do we procrastinate? A propensity for self sabotage? A thirst for failure? An Appetite for Destruction? Definitely. Especially that last one. But also because it’s fun. So much more fun than work. Studying. Being responsible. […]

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