Balancing the books

Having studied for American and British medical exams, MDU member Oliver Ralph has some advice on treading the thin line between the pressures of study and the demands of clinical placements.

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Building a Happy Space for students

There has never been a more vital time for students to take control of their mental health and overall wellbeing, says Hugo Layard Horsfall – a foundation doctor and a co-founder of non-profit organisation Happy Space.

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Mental health and medicine

MDU student member Tom Charles recalls his experiences of starting medical school after declaring a mental health condition.

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My elective: Uganda

MDU member Laura Jenner shares her experiences of working at a rural hospital in Uganda during her summer 2018 elective.

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As a student aiming to join a trusted profession, you must demonstrate honesty during your studies and when you start working as a doctor.

In focus

Faking it: CV concerns

Errors or exaggerations in your CV could get you in trouble with the GMC – so always be honest about your qualifications, writes Dr Kathryn Leask.

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Peer-to-peer: MDU Instagram

Do you like to share? Tag your #tipsfornewdoctors on our Instagram and you could win an iPad mini 4!

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Smarter study

Working with your brain, rather than against it, is the key to study and revision success, says doctor and tech entrepreneur James Gupta.

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Mountain medicine

A medical career can take you to all sorts of places – for MDU member and mountain medic Jeremy Windsor, it took him to the highest point on Earth. Here he talks about combining his profession with his passion for mountaineering.

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