Sheeraz Syed Iqbal

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BACKGROUND Personal statements and referees' reports are widely used on medical school application forms, particularly in the UK, to assess the suitability of candidates for a career in medicine. However there are few studies which assess the validity of such information for predicting unhappiness or dissatisfaction with a career in medicine. Here we(More)
BACKGROUND Finding ways to increase and sustain engagement with mHealth interventions has become a challenge during application development. While gamification shows promise and has proven effective in many fields, critical questions remain concerning how to use gamification to modify health behavior. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to(More)
Executive Summary Smoking is the largest cause of preventable mortality in the United Kingdom, and whilst 68% of smokers want to quit, only 3% of them are successful. mHealth looks to join today's arsenal of smoking cessation techniques, with an increasing number of apps looking to gamification as a tool to drive positive behaviour change. Briefly,(More)
A ttaining an intercalated BSc (Bachelor of Science) during a medical degree is becoming increasingly common. Recent estimates indicate that over a third of all medical students complete an intercalated degree before graduating (1). A BSc can enhance one’s academic portfolio through opportunities for publications and presentations (2). Furthermore, it can(More)
P hysical activity is a vital component of good health, and it also helps reduce the severity of many chronic conditions (1). Currently, evidence suggests that physical activity counselling to patients by healthcare professionals is not being fully utilised (2). In a recent article, Dacey et al. (3) assessed the impact of medical school education on(More)
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