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Setting up a national workshop as an anaesthetic trainee

It is essential for senior trainees to demonstrate their abilities at leadership and management in order to obtain a Certificate of Completion of Training and get shortlisted for a consultant job. Setting up a...

Junior doctors reporting low morale

Doctors are reporting low morale amid rising work demands and the ongoing financial squeeze affecting clinical care, a BMA survey reveals. More than 40 per cent of doctors said their morale was low in...

Ipswich Hospital

Extensive seating areas, including sofas and a dining area. Kitchen stocked with unlimited cereal, toast, biscuits and squash. Two hospital computers in a computer room. Locker rooms. A full size snooker table. A ping-pong...

Year Two

With a new year, I was greeted with a brand new set of challenges in my journey to becoming a doctor. Firstly, I survived my first medical school exams - much to my shock...

What to consider when taking out a personal loan

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...

Making the best of it in Sierra Leone

FY2 Dr Mikey Bryant is in Sierra Leone with healthcare charity Mercy Ships. He has been volunteering in a children’s clinic for a year in a country where one in five children don’t live...

Funding your medical elective

If you dare ask any doctor their best experience at medical school then you’d better be prepared for hours of recollections from their elective - and if you’re really unlucky they might even whip...

How to spot a fresher

A first year med student can be spotted more easily than a baby with chicken pox. Here’s what gives you away: Can be spotted fighting over free tins of beans at freshers fairs....

Get Fresh – starting medical school guide

Medical school can be a scary place. There’s the dissection room, angry hospital consultants and the student union bar on a Wednesday night. But don’t go running for home just yet. With the help...

Raising concerns with senior colleagues

MPS surveyed 1,052 newly-qualified doctors to find out about their experiences – one of the biggest issues was quality of care, with 51% having concerns over the quality of care in their workplace. Over...