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Articles for Final Years

Gifts
10 Gifts for your Colleagues
As we all rotate so frequently between departments, many of us like to get our seniors...
Documentation
Documentation
Medical documentation should authentically represent every consultation and is primarily...
Cannula
Cannulation
Cannulation is a procedure regularly undertaken which involves threading a plastic...
Performing Arterial Blood Gases
Performing Arterial Blood Gases (ABGs)
Thanks to Geeky Medics for an excellent video demonstration EquipmentGloves Alcohol...
Careers Advice
Careers Advice
FY1 is a great opportunity to explore new specialties and start to gain an idea of...
SFP - Introduction to Interview
Specialised Foundation Programme - Introduction to interview
The Specialised Foundation Programme (SFP – formerly known as the AFP or academic...
Bullying
Bullying and Undermining - Changing Culture
Welcome to FY1. In your first few months, you will find your learning curve is steep...
SFP - Academic Station
Specialised Foundation Programme - Academic Station
The academic station generally begins with a personal question and is your opportunity...
Junior Doctor Pay
How much do junior doctors earn?
Overview of how much junior doctors earn with a broad range of salaries depending...
SFP - Clinical Station
Specialised Foundation Programme - Clinical Station
You will have a total of 10 minutes of interactive time. Prior to the station, you...
Ophthalmology Applications
Ophthalmology Applications: How To Get Ahead While Still at Medical School
Ophthalmology is a hugely popular career. Having the skills and ability to improve...
Prescribing Safety Assessment
Passing the Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA)
The PSA is aimed at final year medical students and those graduating overseas to...
Ranking Foundation Jobs
Ranking Foundation Jobs
If you’re worried about not getting your top choice, you shouldn’t worry....
Medical Education
How to teach medical students
Balancing your workload as a junior doctor whilst teaching medical students effectively...
ePortfolio
e-Portfolio
Your e-Portfolio is an online tool to gather and store evidence of progression throughout...
Maximise Points for Specialty Applications
Maximise Points for Specialty Applications
With the recent removal of additional degrees counting for points towards all specialty...
Exam
Preparing for the Situational Judgement Test
Preparing for the Situational Judgement Test (SJT) exam can be quite daunting. It...
Mobile Apps
Essential Apps
Here’s a list of apps that are in order of how essential we find them. There’s...
Clerking Patients
Clerking Patients: A few tips
Here we assume you know the basics, and instead we focus on the common pitfalls with...
Common Prescribing Errors
Common Prescribing Errors
When I supervise and teach FY1s, prescribing is among the top three things they are...
Discharge letters
Discharge letters: hints & tips
Writing a discharge summary is a task you are likely to carry out every day, and...
Blood Gas
ABG Interpretation
In this article, we will look at more practical aspects of how to read an ABG and...
Death Verification
Death Verification
As a new F1 in August, it can feel like quite a daunting task to verify a death,...
ECG Basics
ECG Basics
The electrocardiogram (ECG) is one of the most common, and important, investigations...
Essential for FY1
Prepare for FY1 Guide by Specialty
This amazing guide was created by so many amazing doctors like yourself helping each...
Blood Tests
Venepuncture
EquipmentGlovesHand sanitiserAlcohol wipeTourniquetCotton wool/ gauzeNeedleSyringe...
FY1
Preparing for FY1
It is common for FY1s to feel anxious & feel like they’re not ready to...
Medical Podcasts
Medical Podcasts that are worth a listen!
We asked on social media what your favourite podcasts were & these were rated...
Junior Doctor Contract explained
Junior Doctor Contract explained
In the UK, there are different contracts for each region: Northern Ireland, Scotland,...

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