Posts Tagged ‘Medical students’

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...

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...