Paul McNamara 'never wanted to be a GP' but now argues that undergraduate self selected components in general practice could help with recruitment and retention.
Jack Monahan reflects on an elective in homeless medicine and reminds us that general practice can help address the cumulative disadvantages that put a person on the street.
Although the necessity of hand hygiene is well known, regular monitoring of technique compliance is required. Darshana Jeyaruban reflects on the result of her audit.
Two final year medical students share their experience of OSCEs, where they and their BME peers experienced differences in patient feedback and in general OSCE marks between themselves and their white counterparts. They make a plea for structural changes that will ensure
Socially excluded populations have some of the worst health outcomes relating to mortality, morbidity, service use and, more recently, COVID-19. A group of 5th year Medical Students at the University of Edinburgh tell us what they are doing about it.
2021 is the 50th anniversary of the publication in the Lancet of Julian Tudor Hart’s seminal article; 'The inverse care law’. Melvyn Jones tells us about the general practice prize for undergraduate students at St George’s University of London named in Tudor
7000 extra GPs are needed within the next five years to avoid a UK medical workforce crisis, but only a minority of medical students are willing to take on the general practitioner role. Philipp Schorscher examines why, and what we can do
A medical student reflects on their own anxieties, a patient that changed their practice, and mental illness in the medical profession.
Aiman Aslam won the SAPC medical student essay prize for her piece reflecting on a consultation that changed her practice. She considers an elderly patient with dementia and the impact of her culture alongside the evidence base.
Chloe Webster is a 4th year medical student, a yogaholic, creative writing enthusiast, and an aspiring future GP. He was so different from the rest. Often, the only patients I remember clearly in my mind are unfortunately those who make me sad
Chloe Webster is a 4th year medical student, a yogaholic, creative writing enthusiast, and an aspiring future GP. Through the zig-zag maze of the ward, he was in the first room on the left. An odd-shaped room, tucked in tight, just after
Written by Fisher D, Bull C, Blackadder-Weinstein J, Nicholls G, Hawthorne K. Becoming a GP should be a highly sought-after medical speciality destination. As a career, general practice can be both flexible and diverse – with new models of care developing both
Chloe Webster is a 4th year medical student, a yogaholic, creative writing enthusiast, and an aspiring future GP. I was just absentmindedly skimming through some patient notes, pushing paperwork for a research study, and there it was. In black and white –
The glass bounced off my back and smashed into the drinks gantry shattering a whisky bottle. All I remember is the glass, the blood and that terrible screaming. Glass fights are dangerous, especially as barman, and for $1.80 an hour I often
Alice James is a 4th year medical student at Bristol University. She is passionate about promoting general practice to other students in her role as Chair of the University GP Society (Bristol GPSoc) and student representative for the Severn Faculty RCGP. Nilakshini
James Pearson is an ST3 trainee in Bath and the education scholar for the year. Suddenly you are sitting there alongside all these very intelligent people and the familiar world of sixth form seems so far away. I still remember my first
Lydia Yarlott is in her final year at Oxford Medical School. She is the winner of the 2015 BJGP Student Writing Competition themed ‘The GP in the Digital Age’ with her original article A Digital Ache. Her tale of one GP versus
Joe Anthony is a history graduate currently in his fourth year studying medicine at the University of Manchester. He was joint second in the BJGP Student Writing Competition which had the theme The GP in the Digital Age. Joe’s article took us straight into
Rebecca Varley trained at Lancaster Medical School and is on the brink of being an FY1 based at Manchester Royal Infirmary. She was joint second place in the BJGP Student Writing Competition which had the theme ‘The GP in the Digital Age’. We liked her
Nabila Rehnnuma is a first year graduate-entry medical student at Cambridge University. A funding crisis, increasing workload, falling real income and continuing negative media press, these are just a few of the reasons why general practice is decreasing in its level of
Alex Harding is a GP and academic based in Exeter. UK General Practitioners are the largest part of the medical workforce, deliver the most care and deliver this care highly effectively. Most people who have ventured abroad and talked about health are surprised
A huge thanks to everyone that submitted entries to this year’s competition themed ‘The GP in the Digital Age’. We have received many wonderful entries and we are just in the final stages of judging. The people on the shortlist have now
Claire Morgan is a final year medical student and shares her experience in managing her anorexia nervosa. National Eating Disorders Awareness Week runs from the 22nd to 28th February 2015. I am a final year medical student and in recovery from anorexia
.@BJGPjournal running a Student Writing Competition – you can win opportunity to have work published & an internship http://t.co/yudpM4VZMV — RCGP (@rcgp) November 7, 2014 We have a competition for students to write an article suitable for the ‘Out of Hours’ section