Student journal

GP consultation
Notes Winter 2018

16 November 2018

In the latest issue of Notes, an aspiring surgeon shares her experiences of a rewarding placement in general practice .

Dressing professionally
Notes Summer 2018

26 July 2018

How you present yourself can impact how you are perceived by your patients, so it's important to look professional and dress for your role. Dr Kathryn Leask explains.

Travel planning with the help of a globe
Notes Spring 2018

5 June 2018

Need ideas for where to go on elective? Check out the ten most popular locations, as visited by students.

choosing the right path
Notes Winter 2017

1 March 2018

Careers consultants from King's College, Imperial College and Edinburgh University share some of the most common questions they are asked by medical students - and the answers they give.

passing the baton
Notes Autumn 2017

2 November 2017

A good handover is key to patient care. Dr Ellie Mein explains how a clear and detailed handover can help to avoid errors and keep patients safe.

Notes Summer 2017

13 July 2017

Confidentiality concerns are a frequent reason for members to contact the MDU. In certain situations, a doctor's duty of confidentiality may be called into question.

mental health and stress
Notes Spring 2017

13 March 2017

Medical students experiencing mental health issues often feel under-supported and reluctant to ask for help. A cultural shift is needed to address this stigma, says Dr Debbie Cohen.

Cars racing for finish line
Notes November 2016

24 November 2016

Be a high impact student while on clinical placement, but make sure you are standing out for the right reasons, writes Mr Jerard Ross.

Notes issue 5
Notes July 2016

16 July 2016

As a doctor, you're likely to face confrontational situations as a normal part of your working life. Dr Oliver Lord explains how to keep your cool when conflict arises.

Notes issue 4
Notes May 2016

20 May 2016

Dr Kathryn Leask looks at why professional practice is important to foster during your studies - and how to cope if your conduct is ever put into question.