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Electing something different

August 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

The line-up of experienced and well-travelled consultants for the Oxford Electives Conference in November promised a thought-provoking day, but the challenges and advice I [...]

Between chaos and hope

August 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

In September 2015, following several boat tragedies and the emotive photos of three-year-old Alan Kurdi washed up on a Greek beach, German chancellor Angela Merkel made the [...]

Finding happiness amidst ambition

August 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

I never was an ambitious boy.  A packet of Chomps would have made me far happier than the prospect of a glittering career. Granted, this likely stemmed from gluttony rather [...]

The Philosophy of Cognitive Enhancement

May 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

Recent studies have demonstrated that academics across all professions are using medical stimulants at an increasing rate1, 2. Medical students are no different – in fact, [...]

Man Ex Machina

May 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

Blurring the line between man and machine has long entertained the world of science fiction, and novel technological advances in engineering and neurophysiology are rapidly [...]

A Cure for Paralysis?

May 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

Considerable effort and resources are invested in rehabilitating patients paralysed following spinal cord injury (SCI), usually with little success. However, a major [...]

Doctors under Scrutiny

May 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

Incidences of civil unrest over the last decade have highlighted a growing discontent amongst the general public directed towards public services, which some would argue is [...]

Oh, How Lovely!

May 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

“Which rotation are you on at the moment?” “Obs and Gynae” “Oh how lovely, delivering babies!” This is an exchange I had multiple times [...]
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