Notes Winter 2019

Do you listen to podcasts? They can be a valuable educational tool.

The podcasting doctor

The podcasting revival is here and for Dr Shri Pathmakanthan from University Hospital Birmingham, it’s a chance to create new learning experiences for medical students. In the latest edition of Notes, alongside medical student Hannah Clarke, they tell us why students love learning on the go with their medical podcast.

Also in this issue:

  • When women in medicine succeed, everyone does – ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March, Chris Tomkins shares her story as the first and only woman to lead a medical defence organisation. She believes everyone gains when women have an equal opportunity to succeed.
  • When should I disclose information to the police? Confidentiality between doctors and patients is an important principle, but it’s not absolute in the UK. Dr Sally Old explores the times you may need to disclose patient information to the police.
  • Travelling solo: a surgical elective in Vietnam – final year medical student Alexander Chan recalls his experience of surgical elective and travelling on his own for the first time in Vietnam.

Read the issue in full.

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