Welcome to the world of clinical medicine. This is where you have to start thinking like a doctor.
With every patient you see from now on you should be asking yourself...
What will I do if this patient presents to me when I am a doctor?
This site was set up to help medical students get a handle on all the subject matter covered in the 3rd year and to work towards creating equal access to teaching material and resources throughout the academies. It is populated with a variety of learning materials from tutorials to case-studies to useful video footage and links to external medical education resources. Several of the e-tutorials were written by students under supervision of consultants to ensure you are getting material relevant to year 3 clinical medicine in an exciting and interactive format!
Throughout the academies you will have scheduled face to face teaching sessions (unit seminars) on core topics in different specialities. Some of these are linked to an e-tutorial you will be required to complete prior to attending the seminar. We are working towards all seminars on core topics being linked to an e-tutorial but material is still being developed. For core topic seminars that don't have online material you are expected to prepare for the seminar with some background reading on the subject.
The idea behind this is that you have acquired the basic knowledge so that when you attend the seminar you can tackle more complex clinical problems by applying what you have learned. Simultaneously you will be seeing and clerking patients on the wards with a wide variety of symptoms and disorders and you will need to think how what you have learned is being put into practice in the real life clinical situation - Always ask yourself - If I were the doctor how would I approach this patient? What do I want to know? What do I think is going on?
This site is by no means a replacement of, or substitute for, your attendance and teaching on the wards.
It is designed to support your transition into and journey through clinical medicine and private study.