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Bhakti Visani, general practice specialist trainee year 1, London What attracted you to the specialty? Initially, I didn’t consider specialist training in general practice because I had limited exposure to it at medical school. After a four month rotation in general practice during foundation year 2, however, I decided that it was the specialty for me. The experience gave me more insight into the role and the work that goes on behind the scenes, such as reviewing blo… Read this article >>
Stroke medicine is a key subspecialty in any modern hospital, with one in five acute inpatient beds occupied by a stroke patient.1 Stroke patients represent all backgrounds and ages. Although the typical image of a stroke patient is that of an older per… Read this article >>
Nigel Jones, senior team doctor, England national rugby union team (fig 1) Fig 1 What attracted you to work in sport and exercise medicine? Whether as a participant or as a spectator, I have always loved spor… Read this article >>
From helping an athlete win an Olympic medal to encouraging a sedentary patient to begin an exercise programme, sport and exercise medicine doctors need enthusiasm, a wide range of clinical skills, and a good understanding of human motivation. A caree… Read this article >>
The community sexual and reproductive health specialist is on the front line of sexual health. You need to be able to develop a rapport with patients, who may include sex workers, teenagers with unwanted pregnancy, and victims of sexual assault or genit… Read this article >>