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Issue 17 - Virtual medical education, what's new at Pulsenotes & more...

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented change to the world of medicine including education. With no immediate end to the pandemic in sight, we have seen a complete overhaul in the design and delivery of medical education within the UK. As of mid-Apri…

 
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Issue 16 - Social media in medicine, what's new this week & the role of CK

Ever forget your notebook and pen? Check. Purse or wallet? Of course. Phone? Never! With mobile phones glued to our hands, tablets tucked into our bags, and computers around every corner, social media (often abbreviated to SoMe) is simply a click away at any …

 
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Issue 15 - What's new this week & insulinomas

LIVE webinars - what we've got coming up...Our summer series of FREE LIVE WEBINARS continues with two more lectures!Take shelter from next week's mix of heatwaves and thunderstorms and join us for some important medical and surgical topics. Sam will be here t…

 
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Issue 14 - SMILE, what's new & blood cell abnormalities...

Goodbye (for now) to the SMILE team, innovators and leaders in providing medical students with high quality education during lockdown.Hopefully everyone caught their final lecture of the term - the team signing off with John and Paul wearing little more than …

 
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Issue 13 - Join our STUDENT TEAM, what's new & Horner's syndrome demystified...

Super-keen medical / PA / healthcare student? Interested in shaping the future of pulsenotes and making what we do even better?..Our student team is a new concept. Many students will be familiar with the 'reps' model, some of you may be 'reps' already for oth…

 
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Issue 12 - A well earned break, what's new and Norton's corner.

LIVE webinars - what we've got coming up...As you probably know, we're providing FREE LIVE WEBINARS over the summer.This week, Ben and Norton are hitting up the webinar scene! They'll be taking your through some core plastics knowledge and classic neurology c…

 
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Summer is here, what's new and Norton's corner.

LIVE webinars - what we've got coming up...We're providing FREE LIVE WEBINARS over the summer.This week Norton has a double-billing! He'll be there to take you through more important medical conditionsFriday 17th July 11:00 BST - Pulsenotes LIVE: Meningitis. …

 
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Issue 10 - Intercalation, what's new this week and amiodarone-induced thyroid disease...

Intercalation involves taking time out of your regular medical degree to study a specific area of interest.Many students will have the option to undertake an intercalated degree during their time at university. There are many options for intercalating, but mo…

 
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Issue 9 - Back to the beginning, grading & staging of cancer, and more...

It’s taken us a long time to get here, but finally Pulsenotes is making waves! Hard work and perseverance do pay off!The idea for Pulsenotes came towards the end of med school. Norton and I, having recently finished our fourth year exams were amazed by the la…

 
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Issue 8 - Starting a business at Med School, what's new this week & Norton's back in the corner...

So you're interested in starting a business? You've seen all 17 seasons of Dragon's Den and spent more time watching the Apprentice than you like to acknowledge - but where do you actually start!? We originally came up with the idea for Pulsenotes in our four…

 
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Issue 7 - The clinical transition, what's new this week & Ben's hijacked the corner...

The movement from pre-clinical to clinical years can be a daunting time for all students. You've been attending lectures, laying foundations in basic science and sleeping in most mornings. It's student life. Suddenly, you're being asked to get up at the crack…

 
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Issue 6 - The UK Foundation Programme, what's new this week, scoring systems & more...

The UK Foundation Programme (UKFP) is a two-year, work-based training programme. Most medical students within the UK (and those applying abroad), will apply to the UKFP during their final year of medical school. The UKFP has been created to enable newly quali…

 
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Issue 5 - Top studying tips, what's new this week, mitochondrial inheritance & more...

Studying is personal and different techniques will suit different people. As medical and PA students you'll spend a good deal of time revising for seemingly unending exams. However, we don't spend much (if any) time learning how to learn! Is that because it's…

 
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Issue 4 - Pulsenotes ROUNDS, how to get into surgery, what's new this week & more...

Surgery is an extremely rewarding career which marries logical decision making with practical skills. It allows you to make a holistic difference to a patient’s condition. There will be some amongst you that have wanted to do neurosurgery from Day 1 of medica…

 
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Issue 3 - Getting involved in research, diagnosis of Myeloma & more...

We get loads of questions about how to improve your CV whilst a student - and one that always comes up - How do I get involved in research?It's all too easy to heap huge amounts of pressure on yourself to get publications at increasingly early stages in your …

 
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Issue 2 - Progress, developing a lecture, Pulsenotes LIVE & more...

ConceptionThis week I created a lecture on Skin Cancer. Well, after about ten minutes of thinking this was hastily redefined to Non-melanoma skin cancers (essentially BCC and SCC). All skin cancers would be WAY too much. The first point is to be realistic in …

 
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Issue 1 - Pulsenotes LIVE, upcoming events & more...

Last week we trialed our first Pulsenotes LIVE 'livestream' lecture. Medical Ben presented Neutropenic Sepsis - which was a BIG hit (for our members, the recording can be found here).This Saturday, the rather elusive Sam is presenting Pancreatitis LIVE. Again…