HeLa cells

Cellular biology has taken over my life since the start of this academic year. Reading through some of the articles has brought up a common theme of the ‘HeLa cells’ and the first I had heard about these cells was around a year ago during black history month. The GMC expects medical students to be…

Christmas cheer?

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas filled with joy and everything that your heart desired to receive! Social media is a very powerful tool. It’s almost scary to think that it now has the capability to shape the way in which you think and act. Because of this platform, we are able to…

Body image vs obesity epidemic

This is a very controversial topic and it is more prevalent in today’s society than it has been in the history of man(woman)kind. Firstly, I would like to present  a couple of different scenarios to you: A 16 year old boy with anorexia nervosa is being treated in hospital against his will as doctors and his family believe they…

Teaching each other

At my university, we have a society which enables medical students in years 2-5 to teach the younger years. Peer learning is a great way to both learn and impart your knowledge on others. I’m now the year 3 coordinator for this society which means that I’m in charge of organising all the teaching sessions…

Helpless

Social media is packed with videos and articles on the helpless victims of Aleppo in Syria. It makes my stomach turn each time I go onto Facebook to the point that I avoid going on the site unless I get a notification. In just the past few days I have seen some of the worst…