Relaxation and Mental Health in Medical School
2017 October 17
15442253 Relaxation and Mental Health in Medical School

Medical school can be an awful lot of hard work, just as any serious study in any profession can be. Unfortunately, there is a temptation by medical students to completely bury themselves in study, see little daylight, and become very socially isolated. As the statistics tell us, this process has a severe detriment on mental health. Medical students are over four times more likely to commit suicide than the general population and are at an increased risk for developing several mental health conditions. These revelations are extremely troubling, and it is vital that you don’t forget ho...



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Hack your life: Cool apps for study and life balance
2017 October 03
65347872 Life Hack

Technology is great! Netflix, Facebook, Snapchat. All of those funny cat videos! I could spend hours watching cake decorating tutorials, which has become my ultimate form of procrastination, despite never having decorated a cake in my life.

But technology isn’t all about the distractions. There are a number of great apps out there that can make your study a little easier, and your time a little more productive. More efficient study = more time for cat videos! So here are a few of my favourite apps for study. Some of these are only available to Android use...



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When I Grow Up – Ophthalmology
2017 September 26
51808953 Ophthalmology
You may be at the very beginning of your medical training or still waiting and hoping to break down the solid and seemingly unbreakable entry wall, but it can be helpful (and motivating) to learn more about what exists at the end of the tunnel and educate yourself on career options ahead. As a lowly medical student, I have not yet had extended exposure to any specific specialties, but I thought I would speak about one of the perhaps less promoted – ophthalmology.
 
Some general information first about the long and treacherous road following the end of medical school. E...

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Medical School Clinical Placements
2017 September 19
31022511 Medical School Clinical Placements
As a medical student, I see too many of my colleagues misusing their opportunity at Clinical Placements. Your time as a medical student, allocated to each different clinical placement, is invaluable because you have open access with less responsibility than other health professionals on the team. Ideally, your time placed at clinical sites (hospitals, hospices, field-work, general practitioner’s offices and more) should be spent experientially; being like the doctor.

I’d like to be able to enhance your experience in clinical placements, by engaging ...

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Medical School Clinical Placements 1
2017 September 15
31022511 Medical School Clinical Placements
As a medical student, I see too many of my colleagues misusing their opportunity at Clinical Placements. Your time as a medical student, allocated to each different clinical placement, is invaluable because you have open access with less responsibility than other health professionals on the team. Ideally, your time placed at clinical sites (hospitals, hospices, field-work, general practitioner’s offices and more) should be spent experientially; being like the doctor.

I’d like to be able to enhance your experience in clinical placements, by engaging ...

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