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Advice for students: Dr Jasmine Ho

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Foundations for Practice - how should Christians teach medicine? (triple helix - summer 2010)

key points The 2010 Rendle Short Lecture reviewed the move from authoritarian and belittling teaching to an emphasis on students' needs for support and encouragement to acquire the knowledge, skills and professionalism relevant to their future practice. Making patients the central concern of our clinical practice and placing students at...

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What is the right model of medicine (triple helix - summer 2010)

Medicine is not a pure science like physics, rather an applied one like rocket engineering. It uses science to pursue goals. This is beautifully expressed in the motto of the Royal College of General Practitioners, my own: 'Cum Scientia Caritas' – 'with science I care'. A central innovation of...

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failing exams (nucleus - Christmas 2009)

It was a beautiful summer's day in June 2002, the sort of day most of us would crave for - perfect conditions for water fights, Ultimate Frisbee, reading a novel in the park, sunbathing or alfresco dining.It was also the day I was to get my exam results for medical...

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Submission from the Christian Medical Fellowship to the Department of Health consultation on The National Health Service Constitution (28/10/2008)

Introduction The Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF) is an interdenominational organisation with some 4,500 British doctors as members. All are Christians who desire their professional and personal lives to be governed...
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Elements of Medical Law (2nd edition) (Book Review) (triple helix - summer 2008)

This short text provides an accessible account of a select range of complex medico-legal issues. It is a much improved second edition, revised and expanded to incorporate recent developments including the Mental Capacity Act. The first chapter examines 'legal issues before birth' and contains a useful overview of the law...

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Planning your Career (nucleus - summer 2008)

My original intention in studying medicine was to become a missionary doctor because I had an implicit belief, shared by many people, that 'full-time Christian work' was somehow more spiritual than working as a Christian in a secular job. This, I have since realised, is an idea that has no...

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Time management – Jesus style (nucleus - summer 2008)

A famous CMF one-liner that I often quote is this: 'As medical students you have more time now than at any time in your life.' But in fact, it's not true; everyone has 168 hours in each week and 52 weeks in each year. You may have more discretionary time...

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Special study modules in Christian medical ethics (triple helix - Easter 2008)

Imagine if Christian students were allowed to study Christian medical ethics at medical school! Five medical schools around the UK are doing just that, running special study modules (SSMs) in medical ethics from a Christian perspective. To date there are courses running for between two and eight weeks in Birmingham,...

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Teaching ethics (triple helix - Easter 2008)

Setting the scene The place of ethics in the undergraduate curriculum continues to be a hot topic in UK medical schools. For many years now, few have disputed that medical students should be introduced in the classroom to the wide array of ethical issues in medicine. This early exposure provides...

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