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General Observations: Drunk Tanks

'Drunk Tanks' are big news at the moment, but are they addressing the bigger issues with alcohol consumption in the UK? Do they help hospitals? Check out blogger Alastair's thoughts...

Guest Blog: Alastair Coulson, 20.01.2019

Intercalating in Medical Education

This week we're featuring the Masters in Medical Education (MMedEd) as part of our intercalation series. Check out Amy's experiences!

Guest Blog: Amy Cresswell, 21.12.2018

“Oh sorry, I’m just a med student…”

Medical students are widely regarded as a different species. The stereotypes - cut throat, super intelligent, socially privileged, work hard and party harder - go before us and make many medics (especially those more senior) reluctant to declare their role. Of course, all of us are hugely privileged to be in this position, but it can be a lonely and difficult place to be.

Guest Blog: Jess Leighton, 08.12.2018

Study Skills: Revision Tips from the Team

Now for something a little different... the team of Medisense volunteers have combined their revision techniques and have some pearls of wisdom to share!

Guest Blog: , 04.12.2018

Study Skills Part One: Take Note

Study skills are one of those things that need continuous development – as medics we’re always learning new things, and some methods work better for different information and circumstances. Below are a few humble suggestions on the subject of note-taking, to help you with whatever you're trying to learn this exam season!

Guest Blog: Alastair Coulson, 19.11.2018

Intercalation: Catching the Entomology Bug

For a lot of people, doing an intercalation can be a great time to try something a little... different. For example, a year at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine! Read more about doing an MSc in Medical Entomology in our newest blog...

Guest Blog: Eliot Hurn, 05.11.2018

Electives: Where on Earth to Begin?

The elective: considered to be one of the highlights of the medical school experience, but it can be difficult to know where to start, where to go, or how to plan the elective of your dreams whilst keeping the med school happy. Guest blogger Laura will help you tackle some of these questions!

Guest Blog: Laura Stuart, 23.10.2018

The rise of the Physician Associate

Physician Associates- Who are they? What do they do? Where are they destined to go??? Senior nurse turned final year PA student Cheryl WIlliams demystifies the role for us...

Guest Blog: Cheryl Williams, 18.07.2018

What do I need to know to be a good doctor?

Good doctors know stuff. But what kind of stuff? Dr Luke Martin ponders what 5 years of school (and a lifetime of CPD) needs to achieve...

Guest Blog: Luke Martin, 05.07.2018

Getting ahead in medical school

Do you wanna be the very best, like no one ever was before? We can't help you catch 'em all, but here are some tips to be a stand-out medical student!

Guest Blog: Jess Leighton, 23.05.2018

Why should I care about medical research?

Even if you have no interest in medical research, being up to date with recent guidelines and best practice is vital to being a good doctor! Jess Leighton gives us the lowdown on how to efficiently make sure your knowledge is current.

Guest Blog: Jess Leighton, 08.02.2018

Out of the Question

Final year medical student Peter Murray discusses his concerns about medical students being rushed into career choices. Why can't we live in the moment?

Guest Blog: Peter Murray, 21.10.2015

The new junior doctor's roadmap: a reflection

Think about it. One moment, you're lying on a beach, enjoying the most glorious and successful summer of your life. Cocktail in hand, you don't have a care in the world. The next, you're curled up under a broken desk in some forgotten corner of a tumbled-down district general hospital, with a bleep shrieking at you and the thumping in your head shrieking even louder. What drug am I supposed to give Mabel in bay 3? What is the half life of diazepam? When is the next flight back to the beach? This is a transition that all junior doctors have to make - from apparent bliss one moment to responsibility the next. How do they cope? Laura Jones reflects on how she managed...

The Devil's Advocate: "The Textbook is Dead"

In the deepest circle of #MedEd hell, lives the devil’s advocate. Thinking the unthinkable. Voicing your deepest and darkest thoughts about the world of medical education. In a first of a series of entries about challenging the status quo, why not take a trip with us down to meet him?