Posts Tagged ‘Medical education’

DH will fund just a third of promised extra medical school places next year

Only 500 of the extra medical school places pledged by the Government to ensure 'self-sufficiency' in homegrown doctors will come on stream in 2018, it has...

Why is undergrad med ed organised so badly?

Last Friday evening, at 4.30pm, I was emailed the details of where I was supposed to be Monday morning, along with a selection of timetables for the next t...

New ‘situational judgement’ approach too narrow

Our careers advisor filled us in a few weeks ago on the new process of applying to the foundation schools, as I will be in the first batch of applicants. T...

“Doctors need to be better equipped to deal with change”

A new GMC report draws a picture of the medical profession in the UK and seeks to identify some of the challenges that persist. In the report, called Th...

‘New’ doctors should receive a proper induction

Doctors entering the NHS for the first time either as new doctors or from overseas require better support in order to practise safely, a GMC report finds. ...

Fears for training following deanery uncertainty

Plans for the future of deaneries and medical education are so vague they risk compromising the next generation of doctors’ training and patient safety, ...

“Lingual nerve took a swerve around hyoglossus”

I was flicking through my son’s exercise manual the other day, pondering on the chances of me building the perfect body at my age (“yes and pigs may fl...