Patient X Files

Please welcome Patient X!

A site dedicated to celebrate innovation in medical technology where all posts are organised in body systems so they are easy to find. No more looking through multiple journals to find the article you’ve read and lost.

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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?

Fast forward a number of years, I set up this website to be a realtime representation of me and some interests, as an advocate, even it meant it would help one person on their journey. 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!

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tasnim-and-jumana-alam

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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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BREXIT with NO EXIT

As an ageing population, with an average life expectancy between 86 and 89 years¹, more of the elderly generations decided to vote leave…

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Oxford PSC Event 2016

Having driven up to Oxford for this event, walking up to the hospital I started having second thoughts about attending a patient centred meeting. But as I walked into the room, I was warmly greeted by Martine the organiser who also lives with the condition PSC.

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Does blocking legal access to drugs for the lethal injection make other forms of capital punishment right?

Recently, Pfizer, a top pharmaceutical company has announced that it will no longer provide the drugs to aid the lethal injection as the company states, “Pfizer makes its products to enhance and save the lives of the patients we serve.”

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Let’s debate!

“Technology is the science of arranging life so that one need not experience it.”The comment suggests that science can explain life and use technology as a tool to put it in order.

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Procrastination

A whole six months since posting, I’ve found that procrastination levels have incessantly increased since working full time. With no deadlines or exams outside of work, it is proving difficult to motivate myself to voluntarily move any limbs once I’ve left the building.

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