So you want to do a BMedSc(Hons)

By Luigi Zolio

It’s that time of the year when people start to consider whether to take a whole year off from their studies to do … more study! A BMedSci, formally known as Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours), is a one-year research degree that can be undertaken after the completion of Year 3B. It’s a very popular program and a well-established one for people who want to get a proper first-hand experience with research. So how do you go about pursuing it?

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Stigma and Borderline Personality Disorder: A Chronic Hurdle

By Matthew Towicz

Personality. It’s a big deal. It develops in our early years and persists across our adult life, governing our daily interactions through to our long-term relationships.

So why is it, that when confronted with disorders of personality, especially borderline personality disorder (BPD), we as clinicians are quick to disregard patients as just being ‘difficult’ or ‘causing trouble?’

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AIatrogenic: Artificial intelligence and medicine

Anonymous

Doctors will be replaced by artificial intelligence (AI).

For the majority of people, reading this sentence triggers a visceral feeling – “surely that will never happen” or “that’s impossible!”. But it’s not a statement that is simply fanciful, nor is it a statement based on blind techno-optimism. Barring the chance of some event that renders humanity extinct, it is safe to say that technology will continue to progress towards human-level intelligence until it is eventually developed. Continue reading

Everybody does it.

By Thomas de Vries

There is a stigma associated with it even though everybody does it. Following some ‘reliable’ research conducted over a period of minutes, this article will describe why people often “don’t enjoy it very much,” and sometimes “save it for the middle of the night,” when instead it should be a “great experience for everyone involved.”

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