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Does it matter which medical school you go to?

Students and doctors tell us how their choice of medical school influenced their careers. The answer to the question depends on who you ask. Applicants to medical school, medical students, foundation doctors, …

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HPV—universal vaccination

Should we be vaccinating boys too?. Current medical students will have been among the first UK cohort to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in 2008. All 12-13 year old girls in the United Kingdom are now vaccinated in a series of three doses over six months.1 However, Australia is …

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Keeping up with allergy and immunology

The science changes every day. Ves Dimov is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago and board certified in allergy/immunology and internal medicine. …

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Sleep disorders

How to identify and manage common sleep problems. “. . . sleep and watchfulness, both of them when immoderate constitute disease” Hippocrates c 400BC All medical students can doubtless relate to the immediate consequences of disturbed sleep.1 …

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Managing acute exacerbations. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an international health problem. In the United Kingdom it is one of the most common causes of acute hospital admission, accounting for 10% of all medical admissions and more than …

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