My first weeks as an FY1

Your early days on the Foundation programme might be challenging but that doesn't mean they have to be a chore, says Dr Kathryn Leask.

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Why I decided to become...a paediatrician

A paediatric placement during GP training led Dr Christine Walker to discover where her real passion lay.

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An onboard emergency

A newly qualified doctor has her skills called upon during a holiday flight.

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Need-to-know: new student guidance from the GMC

The GMC's new guidance for medical students comes into force on 1 September 2016. Are you up to date with the latest advice?

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Doctors of the World: removing barriers to healthcare

From an east London clinic, a team of medical staff and volunteers are working to provide essential healthcare access to marginalised communities.

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All you need for the SJT

For students heading into their final year of studies, now is the time to start thinking about your application to the Foundation Programme (FP) or Academic Foundation Programme (AFP) and planning for your SJT.

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My elective: Saint Lucia

Four weeks in Saint Lucia gave fifth year student Natasha Perera a taste of island life - and a lesson in patient-centred care.

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Indemnity explained

Kathryn Leask and Judith Clark take a detailed look at indemnity and the benefits of MDU membership.

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Advice to my student self

Suzanne Mason is professor of emergency medicine at the University of Sheffield's School of Health and Related Research. Here she shares some thoughts on how she made the best out of her student days.

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My elective: Darwin

Hannah Pennicott travelled to Australia's Northern Territory for a taste of paediatric care in remote communities.

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Ethics: all about values

Dr Helen Manson explains why an ethical approach to a patient's care involves exploring the values underlying the clinical consultation.

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Elective snapshots: the MDU photo competition

We take a glimpse from behind the lens at some of our members' most memorable elective experiences.

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