NHS Bursary: A Complete Guide for Medical Students

17th Jun medicinemed-school

I am about to return to Clinical School. The NHS Bursary Scheme pays for tuition in our fifth and sixth years of medical school, and it's the time where we need to apply to be ready for the coming academic year. The information to make a successful application, however, is scattered all over the pl...

Books vs the Internet: why I prefer books

14th Jun other

Books changed the way we think about thinking. The printing press changed the way we think. Knowledge was no longer restricted to just experts, it could be spread to anyone. And just like Isaac Newton, we could all now stand on the shoulders of the knowledge gained from others. It was possible to t...

The Failure of Complex Systems (and Missing Heritability)

13th Jun medicinefeatured

Complex systems don't fail just because of one reason I once ran to catch a train back home from University. I ran and ran as fast as I could. I got to the platform mere seconds after it had closed its doors and started to pull away. I had been so close, but I'd missed it. What had been the culprit?...

Type 2 Diabetes: A Tragedy of the Commons?

12th Jun medicinefeatured

I'd like to describe a few of my own thoughts on how type II diabetes develops. By taking a step back and looking at a "big picture" overview of how this disease starts, perhaps this might help us make sense of it in a way that looking at too small a scale cannot. Maybe this disease is not...

Comparison is the thief of joy: a story of self-improvement

11th Jun lifeself-improvement

This is a quote often attributed to Theodore Roosevelt. During this time in lockdown, I have had a lot of time to mull it over. I've come to the conclusion lately that the only comparisons that we should be making is with ourselves. This has been the key to my quest for self improvement. The more I ...

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