CONFLICT RESOLUTION & MEDIATION SKILLS

Conflict is the incompatiblily of two opinions which could escalate resulting in a destructive and negative outcome. Conflict can arguably be present within every relationship between people and human interaction, therefore it’s important to be able to manage it and control it before it reaches an uncontrollable stage. From a healthcare perspective, conflict can arise…

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DAY 6 – PRESENTATIONS & CELEBRATIONS 🏆

Venue: Queen Mary University Today was the last day of the Medicine residential so it involved polishing off our research and presentations ready to actually deliver them. Our group research concluded that E-cigarettes where not necessarily without harm as may have been assumed and should not definitely be used lightly. Our main concern was the…

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DAY 4 – VISITING IMPERIAL

Venue: Imperial College London Today we went from Queen Mary to Imperial where we spent the day. The first activity planned for us was two medical taster sessions which would allow us to understand and appreciate what sitting in a lecture as a medical student may feel like. The first session was based on the…

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DAY 3 – SPEAKING TO MED STUDENTS

Venue: Queen Mary University PBL Session This morning we were placed in a PBL workshop which was organised by medical students from UCL and Barts Medical School. We had to identify some of the key problems with patient and respect them in our groups before arriving at a diagnosis and then presenting our ideas to…

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DAY 2 – GAINING AN INSIGHT INTO THE MEDICAL PROFESSION

Venue: Queen Mary University Career Carousel  Today was an early start so we could get to the career carousel activity which was organised for us. This involved us meeting 16 different doctors, each working within different specialities and having taken different routes in their career. This was very helpful as it allowed us to understand…

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DAY 1 – MEETING EVERYBODY! 👋

Venue: Queen Mary University Today was the first day of the Summer School and the day in which everybody arrived from different parts of the country. We were given our rooms and sat in an introductory lecture laying down the ‘dos and don’ts’ if the programme. I managed to also get to know a couple…

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MEDICINE TASTER DAY

Venue: University of Leeds This taster day consisted of four workshops: Basic Life Support, Measuring Blood Pressure, Ethical Situations and Patient Consultations alongside a lecture at the end. I really enjoyed the sessions, but the most important factor of the day was me being able to see my own personal progress. I have been attending…

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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 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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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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