Restrictions imposed on candidates from Sudan sitting for the Royal Colleges online examinations: the impact of political infringements

Dr Ahmed Hashim highlights the dilemma of the restrictions imposed on candidates from Sudan sitting for Royal College exams… Virtually no aspect of clinical practice has been spared from striking disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the necessity of reorganising how clinical services are delivered, the pandemic has introduced many complexities in […]

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Night Float and the Struggle for Wellness in Medical Education

Dr James Agapoff and Dr Anandam Hilde discuss a quality improvement project to tackle the problem of sleep deprivation in trainees. The resident’s weary eyes said it all. He was finishing a 24-hour shift of a 30-day Q3 rotation (where a 24 to 30-hour shift starts every 3rd day). As a medical student waiting for […]

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COVID-19 fatigue in postgraduate trainees – how to protect our young doctors?

Dr Mallika Kaushal reports on the experience of postgraduate residents working across different specialties in various hospitals in New Delhi during COVID, and asks what can be done to support trainees at this time. In the annals of history of medicine, 2020 will be recounted as the year when the world faced an unprecedented, global […]

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Beware the Trojan Horse: hidden anxieties at the end of specialty training

  Dr Brendan McCann reflects upon emotions surrounding finishing specialty training It is about this time of year when many of the Royal College Final Fellowship or exit exams occur. If successful, it provides a truly momentous occasion that deserves celebration and adulation for all involved. The timing of these awards often go hand in […]

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