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PasTest your Finals…

Most medical students have probably passed the rite of passage where fast-approaching practical exams induce a panic, further undermined by a fear of inadequate preparation. The phrase ëintegrate knowledgeí and ëpractice, practice, practiceí resonate louder and louder in oneís mind as the date for OSCEs or PACES, or whatever oneís university calls it, approaches faster and faster. For the studious […]

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Barts Pilot New Peer Assisted Learning Scheme

A new scheme has been developed at Barts and the London Medical School to help students who are struggling with their exams and revision. Peer Assisted Learning, an initiative founded by three budding medical students, is a way for people who are struggling to gain access to a medical student in a higher year, who has surpassed the hurdle with […]

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Finding ECG interpretation difficult?

Understanding the commonly seen black squiggly lines on red checked paper throughout hospitals can be a daunting task for anyone working within healthcare. ‘ECG made Easy’ is highly recommended for all junior doctors and medical students to read just before commencing their first placement. The easy to carry book equips readers with the essential knowledge needed to interpret ECGs. It […]

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Diary of an FY1

It’s six months to the end of FY1 – where did the time go?  I have not improved my knowledge of medicine sufficiently to become the on call SHO in half a year.  Worrying.  At the same time, I’ve finally come out of the panic-stricken zone of “oh my god I’m going to kill someone, I’m the world’s worst FY1” […]

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RAG Week Success

RAG Week Success

This week, Imperial College School of Medicine celebrated its annual RAG week. The week kicked off with Commuters Collect and RAG games  on Monday, a trip to Mahikis on Tuesday. Wednesday saw the infamous RAG invasion, which sees students completing a series of ridiculous challenges around London. The Circle Line Pub Crawl, a favourite among final year medics, saw hundreds […]

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UCL Closes Health Centre

A campaign has begun to save the University College London Health Centre from closure. The surgery, located in Gower Place, is responsible for the medical care of thousand of  UCL students. The lease for the practise is due to run out in 2014, at which point UCL Estates will not be renewing it.   This will inevitably force the health […]

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Imperial focuses on Alcohol Awareness

On the 22nd of January, Dr Mirza, Consultant in Emergency from West Middlesex returned to Imperial College to deliver another highly entertaining on Alcohol, and its effects on medicals students and our future patients. Last yearís talk focussed very much on the effects of alcohol on the individual and how it affects your personal health. Although he did cover the […]

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Government Pledge to End Unemployment

The Department of Health has announced that all eligible medical graduates will be awarded foundation programme jobs in 2013. Last October, the UK Foundation Programme Office, UKFPO, the organisation in charge of allocations to foundation schools, announced that it had recieved more applications than places available for the graduates due to start their F1 jobs in August 2013 – and […]

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