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David Riding, year 5 specialist trainee in vascular surgery, University Hospital of South Manchester, UK Describe a typical week for a surgical trainee An average week involves one and a half days assisting in elective surgical procedures, one day on call responding to emergency surgery cases, two days running outpatient clinics, and the rest of the time attending multidisiplinary meetings, training, and carrying out research and audits. With vascular surgery, … Read this article >>
General surgeons must have broad knowledge and the skills required to treat a variety of conditions that cover several subspecialties (box 1). General surgery is a busy specialty, with elective and emergency patients of all ages arriving 24 hours a day … Read this article >>
Suzanne Murphy graduated from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, as a general nurse in 2011. She then worked as a staff nurse in a busy medical and surgical hospital ward in Tallaght Hospital, Dublin, for a year. After this, she moved to a mixed dependenc… Read this article >>
Neurosurgery has consistently remained one of the most competitive specialties,1 yet students gain little exposure to the field during most medical school courses. Neurosurgical cases are varied and patients are often at very high risk. With every operation comes the risk of severe and p… Read this article >>
Histopathologists are sometimes stereotyped as solitary individuals who lack social skills and spend an unhealthy amount of time with dead bodies or in a dark room with a microscope. The reality is different. A histopathologist’s main role is to diagnose disease on the basis of cellular … Read this article >>