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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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First Things First

First Things First

Our Former Editor-in-Chief, Rob Ceaver is back as Doctors’ Mess Editor, continuing the ‘Diaries of an FY1’ series. Read on to find out his thoughts on the experience! I am one of the doctors; a sentence that, for a while there, I wasn’t entirely sure that I’d ever get the chance to say. I’m now one of the gang. I’ve […]

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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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Bowie & Basquiat at Bowie/ Collector

Bowie & Basquiat at Bowie/ Collector

Selected pieces from David Bowie’s extensive art collection are on show at Sotheby’s, at the Bowie/Collector exhibition until November 2016. The artists featuring in Bowie’s collection range from Frank Auerbach to Damien Hirst and Jean- Michel Basquiat, encompassing a variety of mediums from paintings (including some of Hirst’s rarer colour wheel paintings) to installation art, with the most unusual pieces […]

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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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Medical School Places to Increase by 25%; Fines for Doctors who Move Abroad

Medical School Places to Increase by 25%; Fines for Doctors who Move Abroad

The government have announced plans to expand the number of places at medical school from 6,000 to 7,500 from 2018. Health Secretary of State, Jeremy Hunt, revealed the plans at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham earlier today. The rationale behind the idea is to increase the number of “home-grown” doctors amongst a medical workforce that is made up of […]

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Let’s not kid ourselves, banning banter isn’t going to solve the staffing crisis

Let’s not kid ourselves, banning banter isn’t going to solve the staffing crisis

Oscar To Comment Editor   A recent piece of research published in the British Journal of General Practice found general practice and psychiatry to be the two most ‘bad mouthed’ specialties in medical school. This has lead to a tangible effect on choices of graduates, leading to the staffing crises in psychiatry and general practice, say the respective heads of […]

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Medical Student and a Medical Patient: When Two Worlds Collide

Medical Student and a Medical Patient: When Two Worlds Collide

Dr H.B. A 20 year old male, of Indian descent, presented to West Middlesex Accident & Emergency Department, with severe abdominal pain. The pain was a sharp, constant, 10/10 pain, located in the epigastric region, radiating through to the back, and had been present since waking that morning. It was associated with profuse vomiting, approximately 6 episodes in the last […]

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The BMA proves that democracy without leadership is doomed to fail

The BMA proves that democracy without leadership is doomed to fail

Oscar To Comment Editor   After a strangely timed leadership election, the BMA have once again called off threats to strike. Whilst the BMA remains ‘opposed’ to the contract, it is due to be imposed on Monday to O&G trainees as part of a ‘trial’. The BMA currently remains silent on how the decision came about (perhaps their press don’t […]

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Everyone has potential, so why do we insist on stopping people from reaching it?

Everyone has potential, so why do we insist on stopping people from reaching it?

Oscar To Comment Editor Imagine you could visit any place you liked, no strings attached whatsoever, for as long as you liked. Where would it be? Far away across the globe experiencing a whole new culture? Or maybe some sun and sea on a hot beach? We’re all individuals with our own tastes and preferences. Now, let me ask you, […]

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