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50 at 50: Care Leavers and Higher Education

In my three years as a medical student at the University of Nottingham, I have had the privilege of working across the University with one overriding focus. This focus is improving the visibility and accessibility of care leavers, in medicine, and in higher education (HE) more widely. In other words, widening participation in higher education. …

50 at 50: Reflections on a year of Covid-19 from a clinical academic perspective

A new disease…, a new patient group…, new clinic requirements … and of course new opportunities for clinical research…, there is nothing like a pandemic to jolt a clinical academic who had been focusing primarily on one long-term lung disease and thought she had the next few years worth of research mapped out.  Whilst the onslaught of severely ill patients with Covid-19 admitted to …

50 at 50: Lincoln Medical School

Although the 50 at 50 blog is part of the 50:30 celebrations at the Nottingham Medical School, it could really be called 30/50/1.  2020 marked 30 years of nursing/ 50 years of the Nottingham Medical School/ and 1 year of the Lincoln Medical School (LMS), which is a partnership with the University of Lincoln.  2019 …

50 at 50: A message from the incoming MedSoc President

My name is Sanjana Mamidipalli and I will be your incoming MedSoc President for the year, recently taking over from the amazing Pascal Vogiaridis. This September I’ll be in my third year of medical school, and my third year living in the UK! I’m originally from Mumbai, India, and I moved to the UK in …

50 at 50: Transforming healthcare: High explosive treatment for treatment of stroke

I have been in Nottingham since 1998 having previously been a Clinical Lecturer then Senior Lecturer in South-West then South-East London. My research and clinical interest in nitric oxide, a gas comprising a molecule of just one oxygen and nitrogen atom, started when working for my MD postgraduate research degree at the “University of Beckenham”, …

50 at 50: Introducing the new Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the School of Medicine

Having worked as an academic member of staff since 2005, I have personally witnessed a significant transformation in the culture of the University as well as increased attention, prominence and commitment to EDI. I welcomed the publication of the new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Delivery Plan (2019). This plan is important as it sets …

50 at 50: Inaugural FMed Conference, May 2021

Our Foundation Year to Medicine is delivered at the Royal Derby Medical Centre (A108) and we pride ourselves on providing an environment that nurtures personal development and supports our student transition to Year 1 of their award. The year enables academic and personal relationships to be cultivated while providing students with a safe and inclusive …

50 at 50: Tamra’s Notes

Starting Medical School I was nervous about the concept of full body dissection. I had shown preference for it across the board in my application, but without any real understanding of what it would mean to me to be in a room full of cadavers.  In year one I struggled with the sheer volume of work and attention to detail that Anatomy demanded. …

50 at 50: Covid-19: Looking after your mental health

Modern medicine is growing exponentially and has consistently showcased how we are becoming capable of combating both mental and physical health. In a vocation where irregularities are persistent and intense challenges become the norm, I think I speak for us all when I say that no one could have predicted the devasting impact COVID-19 has had …

50 at 50: Developing as an Early Career Researcher

I took a relatively untraditional journey to the University of Nottingham’s School of Medicine. Starting with an undergraduate degree in Musicology, I shifted to Psychology for my PhD, and when the opportunity arose to move to Nottingham’s Hearing Sciences department a few years later, I jumped at the chance. My interests have always centred on …