MEDLINK – Day 1

Medlink Conference – Day 1     Venue: University of Nottingham     Surgery I attended a lecture on surgery which was presented by a neonatal surgeon. I was rather intrigued to learn about the history of surgery and that it was first introduced in Britain in 900AD, but much earlier in other places. I also learnt about…

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“PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SUICIDE SHOULD BE LEGAL.” 

Firstly, I would like to make it clear that ‘assisted suicide’ in this statement is referring to active euthanasia which is performed by a doctor. This may be an injection or a form of medication which are both administered by the doctor to a terminally ill patient with a significantly reduced quality of life. In…

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MEDICINE & THE ARTS: HUMANISING HEALTHCARE 

This was actually a 6-week course which explored the different ways in which we could overcome the technological and scientific constraints to make medicine more humane. I thought I’d share some of the key learning points from this course, particularly parts of the course which I found especially thought provoking. Some areas that were discussed…

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MEDICAL WORKSHOP REFLECTIONS 📚

This event was run by Year 3 Medical students from Manchester University. In the morning we were all placed in groups of ten with people we had never met before. We were then given a mock PBL case on Cystic Fibrosis and expected to go through it with the guidance of a medical student who…

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PATHOLOGY LABS 🔬

East Lancashire Hospitals Trust Work Placement – Day 1     Teaching Sessions with Year 5 Medical Students For my first session I attended a lecture presented by a Foundation Year 1 doctor with year 5 medical students on data interpretation. The students had to practise making diagnoses based on the values of different substances in the…

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MY FIRST EVER WORK EXPERIENCE! 👭👬

Primary School Work Experience     After School Science Club Dates: 11/13 – 12/13     Teaching KS2 Science Dates: 20/06/15 – 10/07/15 I helped organise and run a 6-week after school science club at a local Primary school which involved dealing with and dissecting various organs. I dealt with the organs maturely and safely whilst demonstrating them to…

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