Author Archives: Micahiq

Medicine: the appliance of science

Medicine: the appliance of science

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Majority of UK doctors struck off have been trained abroad

Majority of UK doctors struck off have been trained abroad

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What I did last summer

The expectations I set for last summer were so high that I had been disappointed for ending up without a single interview. By the looks of how the academic year went, I was hopeful of at least being shortlisted for … Continue reading

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Excessive coffee linked with heart failure

“Two cups of coffee a day can reduce the risk of heart failure (but five can be bad for you),” the Daily Mail reported today. This seemingly contradictory headline is actually a fair but slightly overenthusiastic reflection of… via Excessive … Continue reading

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Cardiology is most competitive specialty for higher training

According to the data released by the Royal College of Physicians on round one competition ratios for higher specialty training in 2011, 6.46 applications were received for every specialty training year 3 (ST3) post in cardiology, making it the most … Continue reading

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