Could postgraduate medical education look different after Covid-19?

The Covid-19 pandemic led to rapid changes in the way things are done throughout the NHS and delivery of postgraduate education is no exception. Almost overnight we moved from predominantly lecture-based teaching to online platforms such as Zoom. In the face of a global pandemic where clinicians have appropriately prioritised frontline clinical care, there was […]

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Physician Shield Thyself

We are foundation doctors who have been advised to ‘shield’ and are clinically defined as ‘extremely vulnerable’ (1). We are one of many groups within the wider population of doctors whose personal and working lives have been impacted by COVID-19. Our position has shifted from practicing doctors to ‘extremely vulnerable’ members of society. Public Health […]

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Stigma at the time of an outbreak

The origin of the word stigma stems from the late 16th century. The word comes via Latin (stigmat) from Greek (stizein) translating to a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person.1  Quoting history’s most popular space franchise’s legendary character, Yoda – ‘Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate and hate […]

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Lessons from Lockdown

Lessons from LockdownI have to self-isolate “shielding” because I am on high dose steroids to control temporal, hopefully it will also be temporary, arteritis. After a life of frenetic activity, it was a shock to realise that an imposed physical slowdown also allowed a mental slowdown,  allowing for an “on the thought” time for reflection […]

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The Doctor will not Touch You – clinical medicine at a juncture(Abhijit Das)

We are currently going through a cataclysmic event in modern history. The SARS-Cov-2 pandemic has struck with an unprecedented global scale and ferocity: within a span of 6 months, the virus has infected more than 6 million people and continues to spread unabated around the world. This extraordinary pandemic has brought in one definitive paradigm […]

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