My first week on the wards: Suzanne

Dr Suzanne Reilly's first days as an FY1 didn't quite get off to the dramatic start she suspected. She looks back on what it's like to start out on the wards.

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My first week on the wards: Vivienne

A week of on-call shifts isn't the ideal way to start your foundation year, but it can be one of the most rewarding, writes Dr Vivienne Ralph.

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A snap decision

Sharing photographs of a patient's condition leads to problems for an FY1.

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Fitness to drive

A patient's fitness to drive is called into question after a hypoglycaemic episode.

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Knowing that there is someone on the other end of the phone if you find yourself in a difficult situation is always reassuring.

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Meet your liaison managers

Our team of liaison managers is here to support you throughout your studies with any advice you may need from the MDU.

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Decisions decisions: elective planning for the unsure

Undecided about where to go and what to choose for your elective? Alexa Cunningham from The Electives Network explains what to consider to cover your bases and make the right choice.

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Are you ready for the SJT?

Test yourself with a series of scenarios.

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Prescribing without peril

With prescribing powers come certain responsibilities. Dr Edward Farnan highlights the situations to avoid and the guidelines to follow.

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Video: consent considerations

What would you do if you were asked to perform a task in which you felt out of your depth?

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My elective: Delhi

A paediatric placement in India's capital took Dev Priya Singhvi out of his comfort zone, and taught him new clinical and personal skills.

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Closed groups: a false sense of security

'Doctors-only' and student online forums can be useful tools, but irresponsible posts can lead to trouble...

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