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20 January 2014
A medical student was working on a general surgical ward as part of his surgical attachment at a university teaching hospital. He was working closely with the F1 assigned to the ward and was being supervised by one of the senior trainees.
28 November 2013
By rights I should have had the most seamless time organising my elective. After all, I had just taken a year out of my medical studies to set up The Electives Network (TEN). Twelve months spent gathering information on hospitals all over the world and digitising thousands of student feedback reports to build a resource to help other medical students.
After the excitement of passing your finals fades, the horror of starting work as a doctor sets in. No one expects their first day to be anything less than terrifying.
27 November 2013
Medical apps have great potential for supporting medical education. But if you’re considering creating your own, remember that your ethical obligations are the same as those for any publication.
You haven't even graduated yet and people are already asking what kind of doctor you want to be. They usually mean which specialty you want to pursue – but the question could have another meaning.
26 November 2013
Billions of people use social media every day. Medical students need to be more guarded than most in what they post online. Careers may be at stake.
15 November 2013
Dr Caroline Elton is an occupational psychologist and former Head of the Careers Unit at London Deanery. In February 2014 she set up Career Planning for Doctors/Dentists.
Motivational interviewing during consultations has been shown to promote behaviour change in patients. Dr Emma Sedgwick explains how.