Category: Education

Improvements in the prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease!

Today I am reporting on an amazing new technique that allows MRI machines to develop highly detailed images of a foetuses developing heart, despite the movement of the foetus in the womb [1]. The technique was developed by researchers from King’s and iFIND. iFIND is a collaboration between researchers and clinicians who work at leading hospitals around the world. They […]

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UPDATE! Surgery on the Shoulders of Giants: a review and an article on Global Health

UPDATE! Surgery on the Shoulders of Giants: a review and an article on Global Health

“And I have sat silently, gazing up at this night sky, counting endless and uncountable sparkling stars as they greet me one by one, palpating the infinity of the universe beyond and accepting my place in it.” This is not something that one would typically expect to find in a book detailing the journey of a doctor as they progress […]

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Source: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/global-warming/pollution/

The impact of early exposure to air pollution!

There have been many reports recently about the air pollution in our cities (for example this article here) and its damaging effects on human health. London is known to be particularly dreadful, with many headlines in recent times talking about how poor the air quality really is (and how it has broken legal limits). Air pollution is a relevant and […]

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Handling hearts: improving heart preservation in transplants

Handling hearts: improving heart preservation in transplants

The problems associated with preserving hearts during transplants are well known. Alongside the anticipated problems of graft rejection, there is the logistical issue of transporting the living heart from the donor to the recipient. Transporting the heart to the donor means cutting off its oxygen supply and mechanism of waste removal (i.e. the blood vessel system that supplies nutrient rich […]

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Review: The Unofficial Guide to Paediatrics

Review: The Unofficial Guide to Paediatrics

  The Unofficial Guide to Paediatrics is the latest addition to the best selling ‘Unofficial Guide to Medicine’ series. Similar to its predecessors, this book has been written in collaboration with medical students and junior doctors, with insights from experts in the field. The book is split into 4 sections, covering core topics, clinical cases, clinical skills and a careers […]

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Reflecting On Life In Medicine: A Curricular Innovation For Internal Medicine Residents

  Introduction: There is growing evidence that integrating elements of humanities with clinical medicine is salutary for doctors and their patients. Incorporating humanities early in training may help junior physicians develop his/her skills in the “art” of medicine. We therefore developed a humanities curriculum for medical PGY1 residents, “Reflective Medicine,” and assessed its impact and value. Methods: Reflective Medicine was […]

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Royal Society of Medicine: UMAX 2017

Royal Society of Medicine: UMAX 2017

Date: Saturday 4 March 2017 Organiser: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Section Venue: The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street. London, W1G 0AE www.rsm.ac.uk/events/MXH03 UMAX (Undergraduate oral and maxillofacial surgery conference) has been established by the Royal Society of Medicine to act as a medium to promote the specialty and to facilitate the sharing the knowledge and experience of consultant surgeons […]

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Messly: a trip advisor approach to training

Messly: a trip advisor approach to training

­­­An anaesthetic trainee in North West London has launched a ‘Trip Advisor’ for NHS training placements in hospitals, to help medical students and junior doctors make evidence-based choices around their careers in the NHS. Messly is an online community for junior doctors and medical students, which features 5-star ratings – Trip Advisor style – for rotations across the country using […]

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Students launch revolutionary study platform to help beat revision stress

Students launch revolutionary study platform to help beat revision stress

Two medical students from the University of Leeds have launched a ground-breaking study platform, using techniques scientifically proven to increase memory retention by up to 80%. Synap is a new tailor-made study aid that aims to reduce exam stress and anxiety. The unique learning platform uses artificial intelligence algorithms to enhance the way students and professionals learn so that binge […]

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Clinical and Academic Research Society events

Clinical and Academic Research Society events

    AFP Interview Workshop (27th October) Have you applied for and/or secured an AFP interview? Are you feeling apprehensive about the interview process and how best to prepare? Do you wish there was an event that would inform you of the AFP and allow you to take part in practical interview workshops? In that case, welcome to our annual […]

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