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How To Become A Doctor

A podcast by two medical students, all about what life as a medical student is really like.We'll talk about the day to day activities medical students get up to, as well as offering insight into frequently forgotten aspects of becoming a doctor. Expect to hear discussions of current affairs, personal anecdotes and top tips along the way!Let us know what you think, tweet us at @MedicMentor1 using the hashtag #becomingadoctor.

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84. Surgery, Lecturing & Content Creation: Dr Karan Rajan

Join Afrida and Ruqayyah as they chat with Dr Rajan, the infamous TikTok doctor you are bound to have seen on your feed, all about his journey and experience as a surgeon and content creator!


7 Jun 2021

Rank #1

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83. Paediatrics and Inequalities in Child Health

Interested in working with children? Listen now to find out all about the specialty of paediatrics from Dr Kiran Rahim, or themunchingmedic on Instagram!


31 May 2021

Rank #2

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82. Geriatrics

Join Ciara and Lucy as they interview Dr Lucy Pollock, a geriatrician and author of "The Book about Getting Older" - a must read for all aspiring medical students! Listen now to find out all about the care of the elderly in an ageing population and what makes this specialty stand out!


19 Apr 2021

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81. Dermatology

The skin is the largest organ in the body so it makes sense there is an entire specialty devoted to its care, right? But did you think it would be one of the most competitive? Find out more about dermatology with Dr Beibei Du-Harper, a dermatologist who is taking instagram by storm with her incredible insight into all things dermatology!


5 Apr 2021

Rank #4

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80. Medicolegal Medicine with the MDU

Join Lucy and Ciara as they interview Caroline Fryar about the field of medicolegal medicine! Medico-legal work is an attractive option for doctors either seeking to diversify their practice, take a career break or leave clinical medicine altogether. With the number of legal processes involving the NHS increasing every year, it is a rapidly evolving and exciting area to work in. Listen now to find out more!


29 Mar 2021

Rank #5

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79. Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCOA)

Are you interested in a career in anaesthetics? Do you think anaesthetics is only about surgery? Well, think again! Make sure to listen to this episode to find out more about anaesthetics and intensive care from the President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCOA), Professor Ravi Mahajan. 


15 Mar 2021

Rank #6

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78. #Choosetochallenge: The Future of Surgery

Are men better suited to be surgeons? Are women too 'weak' and 'emotional' to be a good surgeon? Do most surgeons come from privileged backgrounds? Does a career in surgery require massive personal sacrifice? Most importantly: how can we change this narrative? These are just a selection of questions posed to us by Year 9-13 students on a recent virtual work experience programme. To answer these questions (aka bust some of these myths), Ciara and Lucy are joined by Ms Stella Vig and Ms Victoria Pegna, both council members at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and members of the Women In Surgery Forum. In today's episode, published on International Women's Day, we explore the current situation regarding women in surgery, bust perpetuated stereotypes surrounding a career in surgery and discuss what is to come in the future of surgery.Links: Podcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/howtobecomeadr/?hl=en-gb Ms Stella Vig: @svig2 on Twitter  Ms Victoria Pegna: @VictoriaPegna on Twitter Ciara: @ciarai33 on Twitter


8 Mar 2021

Rank #7

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77. Life as a Foundation Doctor in the UK

In this episode, Ciara and Lucy interview Dr Kishan Bodalia about life as a foundation doctor. Have you ever wondered what happens in the last year of medical school and how you make the transition from medical student to doctor? Learn all about this and more in this episode!


1 Mar 2021

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76. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

In this episode, Afrida and Ciara talk to Dr Rob Verrecchia about the role of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF, also known as Doctors Without Borders) and field of global medicine. Listen to find out more about what life is like working as a doctor in conflict and disaster zones and how you can foster your interest in global health medicine!


23 Feb 2021

Rank #9

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75. Military Medicine

In this episode, Ciara and Lucy interview Brigadier Tim Hodgetts and his experience working in military emergency medicine and treating the victims of conflict in Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. Learn all about the pathway to becoming a military doctor and how you can get involved in medical school and beyond!


15 Feb 2021

Rank #10