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10 tips for medical school interviews

Author: Krsna M Fourth Year Medical Student How to prepare for a medical school interview? Suppose you’re hoping to gain a place on an MBBS course. In that case, this usually involves studying hard at school, having some work experience under your belt, writing a...

COVID-19 in medical school interviews

Author: Holly M Third-year medical studentCan COVID-19 come up in my medical school interview?The COVID-19 pandemic is a huge topic and has had a significant impact on the NHS, doctors, public health and global health. Because of that, it could very easily come up in...

Life as a Foundation Doctor – Foundation Year 2

Author: Dr Rhiannon JonesWhat is Foundation Year 2 like? Extra responsibilities as an FY2 doctor include; the ability to decide which patients can be discharged from hospital, decide who to admit and whilst on-call, you sometimes advise GPs on patient management...

Life as a Foundation Doctor – Foundation Year 1

Author: Dr Rhiannon JonesWhat is Foundation Year 1 like?Throughout FY1, there are certain things you have to do to pass your appraisal at the end of the year, and thus gain a full GMC license to practice. These include the following: to attend mandatory training days...

Life as a Foundation Doctor

Author: Dr Rhiannon JonesWhat is the Foundation Programme?After graduating from University with a medical degree, you enrol on to the ‘Foundation Programme.’ This is a two year programme, and it is the first time you are paid and work as a doctor! The first year is...

How will the NHS change following COVID-19?

Author: Holly E Third-year medical studentImplications of Coronavirus on NHSUndoubtedly the COVID-19 pandemic will have wide-reaching implications and effects on our society as a whole, as well as direct effects on the NHS. Whilst we don't know exactly how the NHS...

Introduction to medical ethics

Author: Holly B Third-year medical studentMedicine as an ethically driven professionEthics is the theory of moral behaviour and deals with the concepts of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ (1). Medicine is an ethically driven profession due to the trust placed in doctors to do good...

Ventilators and their role in the COVID-19 pandemic

Author: Holly M Third-year medical studentDo ventilators help COVID-19 patients?In this article, I will provide an introduction to and discuss what ventilators are, how they work and what they are commonly used to treat in medical settings. Ventilators are a very...

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