The manner in which UK medical students are allocated foundation jobs is a controversial system. As medical students in the UK, we are subject to this system and have found students and junior doctors have varying opinions on it. Ultimately this led us to question, is this is a fair system?
Background: There is currently conflicting evidence surrounding the effects of obesity on postoperative outcomes. Previous studies have found obesity to be associated with adverse events, but others have found no association. The aim of this study was to determine whether increasing body mass index (BMI) is an independent risk factor for development of… (More)
I n the run-up to the UK general election, all of the main political parties promised to increase the number of general practitioners (GPs) by 5,000Á8,000, to curb 'the crisis of the shortage of GPs' (1). In 2013, only 20% of medical students opted for a career in general practice despite a national target of 50% by 2016 (2). So the question is, why are we… (More)