Why I almost quit medical school – Semester One

When is the last time you really needed an advocate? How did you go about finding one?

There were a few times I genuinely needed professional advice. My tool of choice- books. Growing up on books, it was a natural reflex for me to find out how someone  dealt with similar circumstances through their own stories. Ranging from raw autobiographies to court cases, all the way to black and white textbooks.

The problem: these books were sometimes over 20 years old and often not based in the UK. How do I contact the equivalent now, here?

But what does this have to do with medical school?

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Elective Aid 2018- Bangladesh

This summer I will be spending my first summer as a medical student, helping set up free healthcare camps in Bangladesh and we need you to help us reach our donation target of £2, 000!


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Students for Global Health Event

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Students for Global Health – University of Southampton Team

Interview time!

Meet the President: Israa Fawaz

Why is Global Health important?

  • It is important to focus on immediate issues in healthcare; both locally and globally
  • Everyone has responsibility on a global level, to improve circumstances as we continue to advance faster than ever
  • Things we take for granted are not the case is many parts of the world
  • Factors we cannot change should not affect healthcare; background and ethnicity should not affect how long people live

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Chemist turned Medic?

Have you thought about returning to university after graduating?

Whether it’s for medicine, law, engineering or wherever your interests may lie, this one’s for anyone finding it difficult to take the leap, especially for females looking to get a second degree/post graduate qualifications.



National Science Museum – Journeys Through Medicine: Henry Wellcome’s Legacy


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Ramadan Edition: The Fiqh of Medicine Review

Thinking about becoming an organ donor?

“In Saudi Arabia, organs from two brain-dead persons were used for transplantation for six needy patients, between July 10 and 15 1999.” p. 274

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The Gene: An Intimate Review

Every chapter begins with short literature extracts, my favourite being:

They f*** you up, your mum and dad.

They may not mean to, but they do.

They fill you with the faults they had

And add some extra, just for you.

  • Philip Larkin, “This Be The Verse”

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