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50 at 50: The First Year of Graduate Entry Medicine

I was delighted to be asked to do this blog to reflect on my time as a student at the University of Nottingham and talk about coming back to the University as a member of staff.   I started at Nottingham University back in 2003. I still find it hard to believe that this was 17 years ago! This was the first year of the Graduate Entry Medical (GEM) course, the first 18 …

50 at 50: Students responding to 999 calls in Nottingham

By your side  I’ve dressed your bloody wounds  Held your hands and kept you warm  When we stepped in the prognosis looked poor  Medicine is complicated but CPR is simple and that time you got a second chance  We help triple immobilise, sometimes medicate, always dedicate ourselves to our patients  Patience is our virtue, but we know when urgency …

50 at 50: Sir Peter Rubin: Overcoming challenges and embracing opportunities

Sir Peter Rubin was Professor of Therapeutics at Nottingham from 1987 – 2014 and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences from 1997 – 2003.  While at Nottingham, Sir Peter led a number of momentous developments within the Faculty, including the development of the Graduate Entry Medical School in Derby and the Nottingham …

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 …

50 at 50: A message from the MedSoc President

My name is Pascal Vogiaridis and I am going into my 3rd Year of Medicine, here, at Nottingham. In June, I took over as President of MedSoc from the wonderful Callum McIntyre. MedSoc is a student-led organisation that every single medical student is automatically part of at no cost. The committee is responsible for ensuring that every member feels like they are fully involved in this …

50 at 50: Dean’s Blog

As we start our celebrations for the 50th Anniversary of Medicine at the University of Nottingham, I have been reflecting on how quickly time passes.  So much has changed in all our lives in the past six months, yet alone in the past 50 years! Such occasions allow us to look back on the many …

Medicine, Nottingham and the Adventures beyond

One of our 2017 graduates got in touch to share his experiences studying medicine at Nottingham and what he got up to after graduating. This is Dr Arjunaa Wimalathasan’s story. Born and raised in the South of London, the son of refugees and the brother of an over achieving sister, a lot of my childhood …

The First Lincoln Medical Students’ Special Visits

In September 2019, our first ever Lincoln medical students took part in a tailored induction programme to introduce them to their course and the University as well as the medical and health challenges across the Lincolnshire region. This included a number of visits to health and emergency service providers across the county. Lincoln Medical School …

Bella: My experience studying medicine at Nottingham

My name is Bella Moss. I’m from Cheltenham, England but I spent most of my childhood living in Kenya. I moved to the UK in 2015. I’m a first year medical student, I moved up to Nottingham in September and have moved into catered halls. I really enjoy sport mainly swimming, running and going to …

Callum: My experience studying medicine at Nottingham

My name is Callum and I’m a third year medical student at the University of Nottingham, and the President of MedSoc. I’m originally from Bedford, which makes studying at Nottingham ideal as it’s far enough to be away from home, but not too far as getting home is easy by either train or car. Why …