My name is Von and I am the new Nucleus editor. It is such an honour and pleasure for me to be volunteering for this role. Sometimes I wonder: how did I get here? In the last two years, I was part of the editorial committee and had greatly benefited from the journal since the time I joined CMF as a fresher. I have completed my 3rd year of medicine at St George's, University of London.
An example of how God used Nucleus was with an article, 'Who cared for Kerrie?' written by former CMF student intern, Lizzie Groom, when she was doing her BSc in Medical Ethics and Law at King's College, London in April 2010. I remember reading on the tube, with intrigue, and stepping into my BSc interview to discuss the same subject on mental capacity and advance directives.
As a result, glory be to God, I got a place to do the same course, which is very competitive I have to add, and I am thoroughly enjoying it (albeit with intense philosophical and law case reading!)
I think it is very important for us as medical students to make time to read extensively, be informed on what is happening in the wider world and know the Word of God. We should endeavour to keep up with advances in science and ethics, the major drivers of medicine, and their impact on our practice as students and future doctors. In the battle to see God glorified in our society and abroad, such knowledge is priceless in equipping us to be effective ambassadors for Christ. (1)
This is why I am very passionate about Nucleus. As the editorial team, we are looking forward to working together with and for you, the student, to make it a more interesting and relevant resource for our spiritual and professional development. I really encourage you to get involved by giving us your feedback on articles and ideas of how we can improve.