Student journal

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.

Notes December 2015

23 December 2015

MDU medico-legal advisers Dr Beth Durrell and Dr Nikki Lennard discuss the concept of resilience, and how to cope with the emotional challenges a medical career can throw at you.

Notes issue 2
Notes September 2015

15 September 2015

Training in general practice can open the door onto a hugely varied and rewarding career, as occupational psychologist Dr Caroline Elton explains.

Notes issue 1
Notes June 2015

8 June 2015

Consent to treatment is among the most complex ethical issues doctors face. It's important to understand what's involved.