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On Call Tips
FY1s are usually most apprehensive about being on call, but it is also the shift you will usually learn the most. Predominantly as an FY1 you will be doing ward cover shifts and so...
As an FY1 doctor, there are different types of leave you will come across during the year and the rest of your career. This article will talk about annual leave, study leave and sick...
Preparing for the Situational Judgement Test
Preparing for the Situational Judgement Test (SJT) exam can be quite daunting. It makes up 50% of your Foundation Programme application and thus has the largest weight of any one exam...
Hyperglycaemia is something you will encounter frequently. In this article, we focus on how to approach hyperglycaemia and identify diabetic emergencies. If your patient is ketotic...
Clerking Patients
Clerking Patients: A few tips
Here we assume you know the basics, and instead we focus on the common pitfalls with tips on how to be safe & well reasoned. Not all FY1s have the opportunity to clerk patients...
As an F1, you will quite frequently get bleeped to review a patient who has had a fall on the ward, particularly if you are working late evening/nights. Falls in hospital can be anything...

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Pre-School Wheeze
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This article will go over the costs for international medical graduates associated with applying for a Health and Care Worker Visa and what kind of issues to be aware of once you’ve...
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Orbital Compartment Syndrome
No matter what time of the day it is, this is an ophthalmic emergency and requires urgent management to save vision!Orbital compartment syndrome occurs as a result of a raised intra-orbital...
Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma
What is it?A sudden increase in intraocular pressure, which can present as an ophthalmic emergency.It usually occurs when the angle between the cornea and iris suddenly becomes...
Group A Strep - What you need to know
IntroductionGroup A streptococcus (GAS) is a gram positive cocci usually found in normal skin and upper respiratory tract flora [1]Infections caused by GAS vary and include...
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How to set up a teaching programme
In this guide, we’ll walk you through how to set up local, regional and national teaching programmes with top tips we’ve learnt over the last several years of running programmes...
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How to Be Prepared for the MSRA
The Multiple Specialty Recruitment Assessment (MSRA) is a computer-based exam increasingly being used by many different specialties as part of core training applications. For all specialties,...
Adrenal Crisis & Hypocortisolism
Cortisol is the body’s natural steroid (glucocorticoid) which helps maintain blood pressure, blood glucose, sodium balance and suppress inflammation. It is a critical hormone which...
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