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nucleus: May 2015

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one certain thing

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. (Hebrews 1:8) In a world obsessed with the new, the innovative, and 'progress', why would someone say that they are always the same? Isn't that boring? Isn't someone who was the right person for the time 2,000 years ago rather...

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SYD: 'a piece of heaven'

Paula Prittinen reports on CMF's International Students and Young Doctors Conference. In February 2015, we had a wonderful opportunity to travel from all over the world to attend the Sydenham International conference, held in London immediately before the CMF Student Conference. Altogether there were 19 medical students and junior doctors...

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identity: achieved or received?

my story I always wanted to be a medical missionary. After all, why wouldn't you? You get to be like Jesus - healing bodies and souls. In any case, surely the best Christians are missionaries, and the best missionaries are medics! Just look at the need out there (eg 1.2...

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so you've just graduated...

The final few weeks of medical school pass quickly. A blur of revision and sign-ups mark the last clinical placement. Even the exam period can pass surprisingly fast, and after a celebration, graduation and a holiday, you soo nfind that your few days of shadowing your new F1 job have...

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life in HD

Emma Pedlar reports on her elective in India. For my elective I joined the plastic surgery department at Sakra World Hospital, a multispeciality corporate hospital in Bangalore, south India. My supervisor, Dr Derick Mendonca, was an Indian surgeon who had completed his speciality training in the UK. He had been...

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the world's your oyster

Vicky Lavy explains why everyone should consider an elective in a low-income country. 7.2 billion people in the world 5.7 billion in LMIC - 80% 3 billion live on 1 billion live on World Bank 2012 What an opportunity - a chance to go...

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our values: upholding marriage

Laurence Crutchlow considers marriage and family. 'To uphold marraige between a man and a woman, faithfulness and the family' Marriage is an overarching theme in Scripture. '"For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two shall become on flesh."This is a...

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Heroes and Heretics: Dr Barnardo

Alex Bunn examines the life of a pioneer of children's welfare. It's a cold winter's night in 1866. You're a 21 year old medical student, volunteering in one of Shaftesbury's ragged schools and it's home time. You're locking up the converted donkey shed in London's East End. But there's an eight...

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being a Christian medic in Spain

Megan-Alicia Berry reports after attending CMF's student conference In February, my friend Eli and I had the opportunity to attend CMF's Student Conference for the first time. We are both third year medical students at the University of Granada, in the south of Spain. While we were there, quite a few people asked us what it was that had...

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