Is Medicine the best career?

On Friday 23 October, six medics will go head to head in The Big Debate, arguing for and against the merits of a career on medicine. Three doctors will be supporting the motion “Medicine is the best career in the world” and three will be arguing against. Those of you who are Spanish must be…

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Interdisciplinarity

This is a very fashionable term nowadays, and in September the scientific journal, Nature dedicated a whole issue to it. Here is a definition from Wikipedia – “Interdisciplinarity involves the combining of two or more academic disciplines into one activity (e.g., a research project). It is about creating something new by crossing boundaries, and thinking…

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“Readability”

John Kirkman in the chapter on style in the book – The Complete Guide to Medical Writing” states: “Writers should aim to enable readers to decode their texts comfortably and confidently in a single, continuous pass along the lines“, and he continues: “Readers may choose to stop to reflect on the acceptability of the argument…

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International Case Presentation

A report about the 2nd International Video Conferenced Case Presentation between Sechenov Medical University and Son Espases Hospital on 2nd October 2015. Below is the translation: “We only spoke about the patients in English” On October 2nd Sechenov Uronephrology Institute held the second international clinical conference dedicated to enhancing the skills of professional communication in…

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An Observership adventure

EXPERIENCE IN AN OBSERVERSHIP ADVENTURE… by Helem Vilchez Rueda I would like to start by saying that it is always interesting to know new cultures, countries, learn other languages or discover different ways of working. Fortunately, Son Espases University Hospital gives its residents the opportunity to make an observership in another hospital for three months…

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