Posts Tagged ‘Medical students’

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...

Does med student anxiety deserve more support?

The further I get through medical school, the more I become concerned about the mental health of some of my fellow students. I’m pretty convinced in gen...

Five things doctors shouldn’t say to med students

1. “I’m sorry, but we’re really busy today.” We know you’re busy. Everyone is busy. We won’t find one doctor in the entire hospital that isn...

Charity launches med student hardship fund

The Royal Medical Benevolent Fund has launched a pilot programme to support medical students facing hardship. It says a small but important number of medi...

Aptitude test is fairer for med school selection

Medical schools that use the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) as part of their admissions process reduce the relative disadvantage faced by certain socioe...

NHS reforms: what the next generation thinks

I haven’t said much about the NHS reforms because I don’t know that much. Like the Birmingham medical student interviewed for The Guardian, I have gen...

“I need a part-time job to fund medical school”

An article in the Student BMJ this month said there's been a rise in prostitution amongst medical students - linked to the increase in tuition fees and liv...

Med students turn to prostitution to fund studies

One in ten medical students say they know a fellow student who is using prostitution to pay for university fees, research reveals. Although the numbers ...

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...

Few medical students from low income bracket

Medicine is becoming more socially exclusive with a survey among medical students revealing that fewer are coming from low income backgrounds. The BMA rep...

Study shows continued rise in student debt

Next year, when higher fees kick in, new students should expect their average debts to reach £53,400 - and that's just those doing three year courses, new...