SHADOWING AN FY2 DOCTOR

Venue: The Surgery, Haslingden     In this particular Surgery there was an FY2 doctor on a placement, so I was able to spend a day with him to his approach to General Practice. It was definitely worthwhile and a great perspective to be able to spend time with a Junior Doctor and see how they…

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MY FIRST DAY AT A GP SURGERY 💼

Venue: The Surgery, Haslingden    Today, I went to a GP Surgery to gain some work experience. I was pleasantly surprised by this experience as I thought General Practice would involve the doctors engaging in a very repetitive role and would be slightly monotonous. However, I was very engaged during my time there no I…

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MEDLINK – Day 5

Medlink Conference – Day 5     Venue: University of Nottingham     Haematology I found this lecture very interesting as I have never thought about blood in so much detail ever before. I think it is quite remarkable that each component on the blood has its own properties are they are also all able to cause many…

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HOW DOES CANCER ACTUALLY KILL?

This question came to my mind as I was writing my reflections on the Cancer lecture I attended. I had never thought about Cancer in such great detail before and it made me start pondering on the biology of Cancer itself. I know that Cancer is an uncontrollable growth of your own body cells and…

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MEDLINK – Day 4

Medlink Conference – Day 4     Venue: University of Nottingham     The Autopsy An autopsy is a full external and internal examination of the body performed either to confirm the nature of a disease, educate, identify the cause of death or aid in the creation of health statistics.  I learnt a lot about the details in…

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MEDLINK – Day 3

Medlink Conference – Day 3     Venue: University of Nottingham   Exhibition I attended the Medlink Exhibition where I spoke to different Medical schools about the structure of their course and entry requirements. I also spoke to students from each of the different universities which was very useful in allowing me to compare them and gain a…

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MEDLINK – Day 2

Medlink Conference – Day 2     Venue: University of Nottingham  Clinical Skills I learnt the basics on how to use an Ophthalmoscope, an Otoscope and a Stethoscope. An Opthalmoscope is used to look at the retina of a patient’s eye and an Otoscope is used to look inside their ear. I was able to practise using…

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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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