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Extreme Medicine - The Antarctic Doctor

Written by Dr Ross Hofmeyr. Posted in Working overseas

ross-hofmeyrWelcome to my A&E Department. Local population: 10 to 100 (dependent on the season). Staff: 1. Nearest referral hospital: 2800 miles (but no referral, transfer or evacuation possible for 8 months each year).

Welcome to SANAE IV Antarctica – my home for 15 months and the current year round research station of the South African National Antarctic Expedition.

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Protecting your biggest asset – You!

Written by Wesleyan Medical Sickness. Posted in Finance

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As a junior doctor, it could be easy to dismiss the prospect of being unable to work because of illness or injury as something that only happens to older colleagues. However, as a doctor, you know anyone could be struck down by illness and be unable to work at any time of their life – with the risk obviously increasing if they are working in dangerous places – which could have serious implications for their finances. 

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What to consider when taking out a personal loan

Written by Wesleyan. Posted in Finance

Over the coming years, you may find you need to take out a personal loan. This could be for a number of reasons, such as buying a car, going on holiday or making improvements to your home.

There are plenty of lenders out there who may be prepared to let you borrow money, but it is important to do some research first to make sure you get the best deal that is right for you.

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RSM Young Trainee 2013

Written by JuniorDr. Posted in Finance

Dr Sayan Sen has been named the 2013 winner of the Wesleyan RSM Young Trainee of the Year. Sayan, who works at Imperial and specialises in Cardiology was the overall winner against 50 other doctors, already RSM prize winners within their respective specialties.

Sayan was shortlisted alongside five other doctors, representing a variety of medical fields from across the country. Each of them had to make a detailed presentation on their specialist subject to a panel made up of eminent medical professionals including Professor Parveen Kumar, Professor John Betteridge, Dean of the Royal Society of Medicine and Ben Attwood President of Wesleyan Medical Sickness’ Junior Advisory Board.

 

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Climbing on to the property ladder

Written by Wesleyan. Posted in Finance

Whether you’re thinking about climbing onto the housing ladder for the first time, gradually moving up it or buying a property as a buy-to-let investment, it is important to get the right kind of mortgage to suit you and work out the best way to repay it.

CHOOSING A MORTGAGE

There are a variety of mortgages available and the size of the loan, the deposit you’ve saved, your income and other personal circumstances will all play a part in which one you choose.

 

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