Posts Tagged ‘Medical students’

End the limit on medical training places to reduce dependency on overseas doctors

The cap on medical training places should be scrapped and new funding arrangements introduced to incentivise doctors to commit their careers to the NHS, a ...

New guidance to help medical students become good doctors

Understanding the importance of patient confidentiality and behaving appropriately on social media are among the professional values explained in new guida...

Students from wealthy backgrounds dominate UK medical schools, report says

A disproportionate number of medical students in the UK come from the most affluent homes and neighbourhoods, a survey of nearly 33,000 applicants has foun...

Medical students with mental health problems do not feel adequately supported

Over 80% of medical students with mental health issues feel they receive insufficient support from their medical schools, a survey finds. Of the 1,122 U...

From med student to foundation year doctor: ten tips for success

1. Don't try to be all things to all men A wise old proverb that couldn’t be more truthful for first year medical students…you simply can’t be al...

Single licensing exam for all doctors in the UK

The GMC is to develop a single national licensing examination marking the first step to a unified ‘passport to practise’ for doctors wishing to practis...

“Medicine less of a self-selected elitist profession”

Today, I want to talk about fiscal drag. No, don’t stop reading. There was an article in The Times a couple of weeks ago about the higher tax-rate thresh...

Baffled by first step on to medical ladder

To this day, I have no idea how I managed to get a place in medical school! I suppose that as a Christian I should claim divine providence, but I am not th...

Medical students could face new NHS entry exam

Medical students may be given a full licence to practise medicine as soon as they graduate. However, under new plans they would have to sit an additional e...

Impressed by the next generation of doctors

Medicine is a privilege and last week I had the privilege of spending a day interviewing  bright young things seeking admission to study medicine at Glasg...

Nick Clegg’s cringing student loan vid is an insult

So Nick Clegg, our deputy prime minister, has decided to insult students even more by apologising for supporting us in the first place. I agree with Liam B...