eZine October 2016

Centre for Medicine - photo by Paul SmithSince our last Student eZine Update, we have moved and settled into the Centre for Medicine, purpose-built and the largest 'Passivhaus' in the UK. Our new "home" is light & airy, environmentally sustainable, and beautiful.

 

 

 

 

Message from Professor London

Prof.jpgWelcome to the new academic year!  I very much hope you are enjoying the Centre for Medicine building as much as myself and the teaching staff are.  Inevitably, there have been one or two teething problems but most of these have now been addressed.  Both the Leicester Medical Society and Inaugural Lectures are now being held in Lecture Theatre 1 and I would strongly encourage you to attend these lectures.  In fact, many of you have already booked into attend Leicester Medical Society lectures.  As you will be able to see on our website front page, your fellow students have done incredibly well at the Intercalator’s Conference at the University of Exeter – well done indeed.  I very much hope that you have an enjoyable and successful year.


Welcome to Dr Steve Ennion

Dr Steve Ennion

I have been asked to write a short “feature” on myself to tell you a little bit about my background on how I came to become a lecturer in the Department of Medical Education and also about my current administrative and teaching roles within the Department.

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Student App Recommendations

Josh Turricki

Notability
Recommendation: 5/5. Price: £4.49.
Notability is probably the most important app to get as soon as you get your iPad: I would bet that every medical student in this medical school with an iPad has it. And it deserves to be that popular. Combining an easy to use interface with the ability to work on all file types you will need, Notability

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Leicester Medical School Clinical Mentoring Programme - information for Phase 2 students

Dr Judith West

GMC Good Medical Practice (2013) states that all doctors ‘should be willing to take on a mentoring role for junior doctors and other healthcare professionals’. Leicester Medical School wishes to strengthen support for medical students during the clinical phases of the Leicester MB ChB Course based on individual feedback and comments following a series of focus groups held earlier this year. A significant number of students identified the need for a clinician mentor who could ‘facilitate their personal and professional development’, ‘support them through personal challenge’ and act as a ‘professional role model’.

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The Potential of Virtual Reality (VR) in Medical Education and Training

Bryan Chew Jun Wei

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By Hagustin - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,
The use of Virtual Reality (VR) in industries apart from gaming has increased exponentially which can be attributed to the development of head mounted displays (HMD) such as Oculus Rift, Gear VR and Google Cardboard. Some of these are user-friendly and affordable (Google Cardboard: ₤3); with the only catch being the requirement of a smart phone as well. We are all familiar with the recent hype about 360° pictures and videos on Youtube, Facebook and other social media platforms. However, we also need to realise its enormous potential in the field of medicine.

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Need Help? Student Support at Leicester Medical School

Annette Dunwell-Morgan

At Leicester, we want you to succeed in your studies, to develop academically, professionally and personally, and to enjoy your time while you are with us. Most students will progress through medical school trouble-free, but we are aware that some of you may experience difficulties from time to time.

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The Genesis and Learning Benefits of TeachMeAnatomy

Ollie Jones, TeachMeAnatomy founder

Spinal Erectors, TeachMeAnatomy under a CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Spinal Erectors - TeachMeAnatomy under a CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
"By teaching, we learn” – Seneca, 4BC - 65AD

In early 2012, I set up TeachMeAnatomy, an anatomy website aimed at medical students and junior doctors. The premise of the site was that all the content was to be produced by medical students, for medical students – in essence a form of peer-assisted learning. As the site was developing, I wrote and edited a sizable amount of the content – and found that it really had a positive impact on my own learning. You may think you understand a topic, but it’s not until you’re having to coherently explain it to someone else that you realise what you really know.

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Would you Feel Comfortable Raising a Concern about Patient Safety?

Annette Dunwell-Morgan

 

The Medical School recognises that raising concerns about patient care can be difficult for a medical student.  You may not feel comfortable raising issues with supervisors who may be responsible for assessing your performance on a clinical placement.

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Have Your Say! Inform Us To Serve You Better

The Medical School's Unit Evaluation Process has an additional "listening service" in which students are able to have a say at any time, on any aspect of the course that falls below standard or expectation. If there should be any deterioration in service or you spot anything that can be improved upon, we want to know about it so that we can put things right for you without delay.

Have your say by using the link below or e-mailing us on: informmedschool@le.ac.uk

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