Category: Education

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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Careers in Surgery Conference

Careers in Surgery Conference

After the success of the last three CiS conferences, we are now pleased to announce the date for the 4th annual ‘Career in Surgery’ (CiS) conference, which shall be taking place on Saturday 24th September 2016 at Centre for Professional Development, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham. The conference is aimed at medical students and junior doctors […]

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Medic in Milano!

Medic in Milano!

  Hello everyone, My name is Beatrice, I’m 23 years old and I’m a medical student at the Università Statale degli Studi di Milano. I would like to talk about my personal experience as a student and about how to gain admission and training at the Italian universities. First of all, you have to pass an entry test consisting of […]

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The ‘isms’ of women in medicine

The ‘isms’ of women in medicine

Prof Saffron Whitehead, distinguished Emeritus Professor at  St George’s University of London and author of the highly successful ‘Clinical Endocrinology’ textbook shares some of her personal thoughts on feminism and ageism in medicine.      In 1974 I returned from Canada to England, armed with a PhD. I decided to go into medicine and two of my applications resulted in invitations for interview. […]

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