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50 at 50: The Dean’s Symposium: Transformative inclusion: The future of healthcare

Celebrations of 50 years of Medicine and 30 years of Nursing at Nottingham are in full swing. The Dean’s Symposium on Transformative Inclusion was held on the 28 April and it was a fitting part of these events.  The programme included three speakers talking about three very different but thought–provoking subjects.     The virtual event began with a warm welcome from Professor Brigitte Scammell, Dean of Medicine and Head of School to …

50 at 50: Women in Medicine – Pain Inequality: A Healthcare Bias  

Although we are fortunate in the UK to be protected by the NHS, we unfortunately still are plagued with implicit biases which can be detrimental to the beneficence of patients. Healthcare inequality is a broad term used to call attention to the way medicine is unjustly researched, practised, taught and highlighted to the public. The term ‘bias’ is used to refer implicit stereotypes, prejudices and raises …

50 at 50: LGBT+ History Month

This latest instalment in a series of blogs to mark the 50/30 celebrations of medicine and nursing at Nottingham coincides with LGBT+ History month, serendipity of which I will take full advantage. The Medical School was opened  just three years after the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK.  In the intervening decades,  there is no …

50 at 50: Celebrating Diversity

With Black History Month upon us we realize the importance of our shared culture and dedicate time to celebrate the amazing and diverse community in which we live in.  We celebrate passionate and driven medical students such as Malone Mukwende. A medical student at St George’s, University of London who in only his second year …

50 at 50: Black History Month and Diversifying Medicine

For Black History Month this year, Medsoc has been showcasing the contributions of twelve Black healthcare workers and will be hosting an Instagram takeover in collaboration with ACMN and BME medics. Medsoc itself, acts as a representation for all students in Nottingham’s School of Medicine and within Medsoc, there are a range of BME medical societies that represent a variety of ethnic …

50 at 50: Making the First Cut – Increasing diversity in surgical careers

Surgeons aren’t born. They’re made. A cliché statement, we know, but true in every sense of the word. As medical students we commit to spending a lifetime training to be effective doctors and providing quality care for our patients. We can all speak to a time where we did whatever it took to get into …

Graduate entry medicine – realising a childhood dream

For me, medicine was a childhood dream, one that I had thought would remain a dream until two years ago when a chance bout of chicken pox and pneumonia meant I had a day’s stay at the Royal Derby and drove around the hospital on discharge, stumbling upon the medical school and found out about …

First in the family

Hi, I’m Amy and I’m a third-year medical student here at the University of Nottingham. I’m not only the first person in my family to go to university, but also the first to move out of the village my family lives in in North Wales! Even though it may sound like a big step, I’d …

Welcome to Med School Life!

  Welcome to ‘Med School Life’! My name is Rob and I’m a fourth-year medical student here at the University of Nottingham. I am also the president of our Widening Access Society. We are a group of students from all year groups studying medicine at Nottingham who are passionate about Widening Participation in Medicine. Over …