Posts Tagged ‘Cardiff university’

Cardiff University Public Relations Officer Chris Jones outlines how pioneering Welsh research is helping tackle one of Wales’ biggest health challenges: Mental illness.

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Mental illness affects some 16.7 million people in the UK today and will cost the Welsh economy £7.2 billion every year. As a society, we draw inspiration from the achievements of medical science in tackling disease like cancer and heart disease – but when it comes to our understanding and treatment of diseases of the [...]

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The Clinical Teacher of the Year Awards

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

A few weeks ago BMA Cymru Wales and the BMJ Group held the inaugural “Clinical Teacher of the Year” awards. With excellent candidates from across Wales, the winner was Helen Pugsley, a senior lecturer in dermatology who devised a virtual diploma at Cardiff University. Helen Pugsley also supervises the online diploma course, which was designed [...]

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My experience of intercalating

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Today we hear from Wahid Abdul, our intercalating rep on the BMA Cymru Wales Medical Students Committee. He explains why he chose to intercalate.  Deciding to intercalate was the biggest decision I made during my undergraduate study! At Cardiff University, we are able to intercalate either at the end of the third or fourth year of [...]

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When in Rome….

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Rob Seal, Vice Chair of our Medical Students Committee shares his experience of Cardiff University’s Erasmus scheme.      Rome – the Eternal City – is renowned the world over as an enchanting holiday destination; the seat of the Catholic church, beautiful Baroque architecture, the Colosseum, and scrumptious pasta, pizza and vino rosso ensure the [...]

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I gained a valuable insight into what was to come

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Our final guest blogger on her route into medicine is Kimberley Woolford: When I applied for Medical sciences it was during my 2nd year of A-levels.  It was at that point I knew that the predicted grades were not at the level for entry into Medicine.  I was looking for courses that would be suitable for [...]

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Eight months and counting!

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Today we host the penultimate guest blog on our feature looking at alternative routes into medicine. Read on for Emma Powell’s story: That’s how long it is until my world is turned upside down. Not just because I will hopefully qualify as a doctor, but I will be leaving a profession that I have been part of [...]

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My Journey from science to medicine

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

This week we will be sharing the last few case studies from those who have found alternative routes into medicine. Today, Diana Wasag shares her journey. When I was younger, I was interested in medical research, but I could not point out which area of science fascinated me most. Therefore, when I learned about the [...]

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“We need to train the best possible students to be doctors…..”

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Today our guest blogger is Professor John Bligh, Cardiff University’s Dean of Medical Education – responsible for the University’s undergraduate medical curriculum.   As a society, we want the best possible clinical care we can get, and in order to do that we need to train the best possible students to be doctors.  This means [...]

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Medical School is not out of reach

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Today, Emily Lawrence shares her route into medicine. Admittedly I took the long way round in terms of going to Medical School. After not working nearly as hard as I should have done towards my A-levels, I took 2 ‘gap years’ trying to decide what I wanted to do with my life. I thought this [...]

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When I was rejected by four British medical schools at the age of 18, it felt like the end of the world…

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Today, we hear from Charlotte Grant on her route into medicine. When I was rejected by four British medical schools at the age of 18, it felt like the end of the world. In reality it has been a blessing in disguise. I thought I was ready to embark on a challenging academic course, in [...]

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Medical Careers Information Day

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Calling all sixth formers, medical students, foundation and early career doctors……….   The  School of Medicine and School of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education at Cardiff University are hosting a medical careers event  between 10.30 am and 3.30 pm on Saturday 16th October 2010 at The All Nations Centre, Sachville Avenue, Heath, Cardiff CF14 3NY.    [...]

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2010 for Medical Students in Wales

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

In 2010, the Welsh Medical Schools Committee (WMSC) will be working hard to forge better standards for medical students across a broad range of tough issues. Our priorities include improving standards of education and reducing the financial burden on medical students. In September 2009, Swansea medical school welcomed its first cohort that will complete all [...]

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