Disability Recognition Month: Studying Medicine with a chronic disability

My name is Dana, I am a 4th year medical student… This is the typical opening sentence for clinical skills sessions, whenever there are interactions with patients or other healthcare professionals during placements, and last but not least, during the feared OSCEs. I would like to add today to that opening sentence: My name is …

Fundraising for the Medic’s Musical 2022/23: RENT

As many of you will know, Nottingham Medical School has a long-standing beloved tradition of performing a musical of choice. My name is Ïa and I am the Producer of this year’s Medic’s Musical – to be performed by our penultimate year medical students in March 2023. Here’s our go-fund-me if you’d like to give …

50 at 50: Life Lessons From A Current Medical Student

As you approach your first day of medical school, many of you will be excitedly (or nervously) looking up videos on whether to use Anki or Quizlet, reading blog posts of people telling you you don’t need a colander, and trying to figure out whether those nightclub tickets you bought are a scam or not. Although the advice in this blog may not seem like the information you …

50 at 50: StreetDoctors

Youth violence is a serious problem in many cities across our nation. Between September 2019 and September 2020, there were 47,119 offences involving knives or sharp objects recorded by the police in England and Wales (1). These offences have been rising since 2014 and although in recent years the rate of increase has slowed, even …

50 at 50: Utilising your opportunities

Working with several societies over the past couple years in Medical School has not only given me a bunch of new skills but also helped me get acquainted with some great people in Nottingham and beyond! My main takeaway is irrespective of which stage year you are in, there is always something to get involved with!  As …

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: 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: Mental Health and Medical Students

I’m Issy and I’m a fourth-year medical student. Going into the 50th year of medicine here at Nottingham, obviously a lot has changed from that first cohort to my own, with cohorts in between producing doctors that have even treated me! Even since I started in 2017, there have been changes. Particularly close to my heart are changes in …

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 …

Memories of Sports and Exercise Medicine

During these difficult times some of the founders and original students of the Sports and Exercise Medicine MSc have come together to share their memories of the course and the impact it had on their careers. The MSc was launched in September 1990 by Professor Idris Williams and Professor Angus Wallace with support from Professor …