"Eureka!" Shouted Archimedes as he stepped into the bath. Allegedly, this was how he worked out that he could measure the volume of irregular objects- through the displacement of an equivalent volume of water. I personally think, it was as much to do with the fact that he was about to relax in the tub... … Continue reading Avoiding Burn Out
Want to get a better handle on how to think about treating infections? Take a look at these 3 principles
A few years ago, here in the UK, Infectious Diseases training and Microbiology training "merged" to form a joint pathway. Consequently, I am one of the 'new breed' of trainees that will span both specialties. There are positives and negatives to this and each specialty currently sees themselves as separate from the other. One key … Continue reading Infectious Diseases vs Microbiology- thoughts so far
You’ve applied for your job and now they want you to create a portfolio. Here’s how to do it and do it well.
I'm pleased to say that I've managed to achieve a fair bit so far in my career while being utterly useless at time. How? Read on...
The NIHR is the National Institute for Health Research and aims to create and support world class research in the NHS by healthcare professionals. In simple terms, it's the NHS' research 'side.' To this end, it has a number of 'training pathways' to choose from, depending on what sort of healthcare professional you are. The … Continue reading NIHR Annual Trainee Meeting- Lessons and Learning Points
It's taken me a while to get back to the blog- those of you who follow my Instragram page will know I've been somewhat swamped but I'm keen to get back to it now. What better week to start than Antibiotic Awareness Week 2017, eh? Let's start by going back to the beginning. This man: … Continue reading Fleming and Antibiotic Awareness Week
Want to know more about Hepatitis C? Heard that there's new treatment? Wondering what the Contaminated Blood Scandal is about? Or just like a bit of virology learning steeped in current affairs? Read on...
Study tips for med students and anyone that wants to learn.
Can't work out the specialty for you? You're not alone but hopefully some of my story and tips can help you out.