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Before the pandemic really struck, a spotlight was already being shone on the stark inequities of the social determinants of health in England. Marmot’s Health Equity in England Report, published the same month as the first confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the UK, made for bleak reading: since 2010, life expectancy has stalled nationally (for the first time since 1900) and has even declined for the most deprived groups in society. Boys and girls born into the poorest ten percent of the population are expected to live 19 fewer years in good health than if they were born in the richest 10%. Covid-19 is already widening these stark inequalities, dispelling the myth espoused by the government, of the virus as a “great leveller.”
Breaking Bad News During Isolation
Coronavirus is set to have a huge impact on medical education. Here's what's going on and what med students can do about it.
This blog suggests different ways of utilising opportunities at medical school in order to get involved in research projects. We then discuss how to publish your work and some of the benefits of doing so.
Evidence in a Pandemic
Difficult Decisions and Ethics in a Pandemic
Becoming A Boss Gas-er (ABGs)
Confronted with Covid - History and Assessment
What life is like as a Cardiothoracic surgical trainee
Part III: Developing your OSCE skills for finals
Part II: Getting in the zone in the run-up to medical school OSCEs
Part I: Essential theory for success in med school OSCEs
Your first clinical placements can be scary. Keep calm and follow this advice.
Follow these to study effectively, get top marks and preserve your sanity
Stay sane, boss medical school.