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Three Key Medical News Stories: 12th December

11th December 2019

Welcome to this week’s medical news stories. In our latest edition, we bring you the healthcare topics that have been under the microscope over the past week. Joining us this week: painful communication errors, safer online prescribing, and the NHS crisis. Painful Communication Errors Liability has been admitted by a hospital after a patient was…

5 Pressures the NHS Faces This Winter

5th December 2019

The NHS is under increasing pressure year upon year, but winter is the time when the pinch is felt most. With the cold comes flu season, and with more people being admitted to hospital, there can be a lack of beds. Staff shortages are felt even more keenly during this time of increased pressure. Here…

Three Key Medical News Stories: 4th December

Welcome to this week’s medical news stories. In our latest edition, we bring you the healthcare topics that have been under the microscope over the past week. Joining us this week: artificial neurons, new contraceptives, and cholesterol. Artificial Neurons Artificial neurons have been developed to provide new methods for repairing the human body. Neurons (nerve…

5 Top Tips for Staying Motivated at the End of Term

3rd December 2019

The winter term is always the most tiring and by the last few weeks, it can be tough to stay motivated and not switch to holiday mode early. However, it is possible to keep a balance of getting into the holiday mood and staying motivated. Your future self will definitely thank you for keeping on…

Three Key Medical News Stories: 28th November

26th November 2019

Welcome to this week’s medical news stories. In our latest edition, we bring you the healthcare topics that have been under the microscope over the past week. Joining us this week: roadside air pollution, pembrolizumab, and breast cancer. Roadside Air Pollution The lung growth of children exposed to roadside air pollution could be stunted by…

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Interview Preparation Tips – Part Two

This is Part Two in a series on interview preparation tips, practical advice and games on how to prepare for your medical school interview, covering all interview question types and different learning styles. You can see Part One here. 1. Create flashcards for different questions This is ideal practice for verbalising your answers to a…

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6 Top Tips for Succeeding in Your First Medical School Exam

21st November 2019

Medical school can be quite daunting at first, with a very heavy content load and a whole new way of learning. At some point in the first term, most medical students will be faced with their first exam, be it formative or summative. Regardless of whether it counts towards you passing the year or not,…

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Diaries of a Manchester Medical Student – Part Two

We asked a student studying at medical school in Manchester to document a typical week in their life of studying medicine. Read the second part to find out what they experienced this time and to keep up to date with their exciting life at medical school. Monday 4th November As always, an early start was…

Three Key Medical News Stories: 21st November 2019

Welcome to this week’s medical news stories. In our latest edition, we bring you the healthcare topics that have been under the microscope over the past week. Joining us this week: genetic modification, confidentiality, and short-sightedness. Genetic modification  It has been claimed that creating genetically-modified babies is both ethically justifiable and highly desirable. Dr Kevin…

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How to Approach Breaking Bad News in an MMI Station

18th November 2019

Breaking bad news to a patient might be the most dreaded MMI station. It is really difficult to know how you would do this in real life, let alone in a short station of less than ten minutes. The actors are employed to be realistic but also to test you and could overreact to anything…

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