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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A ‘PAPER-FREE’ NHS? πŸ“‹

The drive for a paperless NHS has been a hot topic for a while now, but only recently it has truly sparked my attention. I read this article on BBC Health just today and I was really able to relate to it following the experiences I have gained through my work experience and volunteering.

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Stopping Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis is a progressive autoimmune disease in which an individual’s immune system attacks their own cells, specifically, the myelin. It is a lifelong condition that has a wide range of symptoms including vision, balance, movement, sensation and sometimes serious disability. It’s mostly diagnosed in people ages 20 to 30. About 100 people a week…

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THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA DEBATE πŸ’Š

Today’s debate was on whether Marijuna should be legalised for medical purposes. It was very interesting as there was many different factors affecting the decision such as health benefits/ risks, political and financial impacts as well as opinions with personal experiences.

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THE CHECKLIST MANIFESTO | Atul Gawande

This book was authored by a surgeon and based around the idea that a simple checklist can act as the solution to all the problems faced within life’s complexities, particularly within medical procedures. He argued that having a checklist can prevent us from making silly mistakes or forgetting basic steps. They provide a basic, but…

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PATIENCE IS THE KEY πŸ”‘

This is something that I’ve learnt throughout my volunteering at the hospice. Medicine is career which requires for you to work with many very unwell people, some of which may have debilitating illnesses. As a doctor you must act as the patient’s advisor, but also play a caring role within their treatment. I’ve learnt to…

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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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