Why I decided to become... a sexual health consultant

Sexual health and HIV consultant Dr Andy Williams tells us how he found his NHS family and shares his advice for students interested in pursuing the specialty.

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Confidentiality responsibilities to HIV positive patients

Patients expect their communication with doctors to be kept confidential. Dr Kathryn Leask explores medico-legal issues faced by medics when a patient’s condition is also a communicable disease such as HIV.

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Is it ok to share personal opinions on social media?

Social media is becoming more prevalent in the lives of medical professionals. Dr Sally Old shares tips on communicating online without falling foul of the rules.

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Preparing for the SJT: what we learn from working in hospital

Two doctors explain what you can’t learn from books for the Situational Judgement Test (SJT) and how to prep for the exam during the pandemic.

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#MDUCovid19Diaries photo competition

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Medical technology – the next generation

Online consultations enabled doctors to interact with patients at a safe distance during lockdown, helping demonstrate the value of technology in healthcare. But this is just the start of a new era with the potential to deliver better, affordable services to more people, say James Gupta and Vaishnavi Sharma.

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Collaboration instead of competition: participant co-creation

Dr Soham Bandyopadhyay shares his experience working on research about the impact of COVID-19 on medical students and how participant co-creation was at the heart of the approach.

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Smartphone safety

Clinicians continue to use their personal devices to assist them in aspects of their professional life. Dr Ellie Mein shares top tips on phone etiquette and staying safe when using your own device at work.

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Running a student society during a global pandemic

Faeez "Fizz" Ramjan, a former medical school society president shares his personal experience of supporting medical students during the lockdown and what it taught him about leadership.

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