Month: July 2017

My Cardiff diary

Posted on 24 July 2017 by Dr Niran Okewole

Why was I in Cardiff? Eighteen years ago, while still in medical school, a Cameroonian geneticist took a few of us in our Genetics club (which I had joined out of a natural impulse) to a laboratory in Cotonou, Benin republic, where he introduced us to the Sanger sequencing that was soon to revolutionise the
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Why mindfulness matters in medical education

Posted on 18 July 2017 by Dr Craig Hassed

This post is based on a paper that appears in the second issue of The British Student Doctor Journal, an imprint of Cardiff University Press. There are many challenges associated with being a young doctor. These include managing stress, burnout, and maintaining good mental health and a healthy approach to self-care. There are also other
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Masculinity: A blessing and a burden?

Posted on 7 July 2017 by Robert Searle

It is often our personal experiences which influence our academic trajectory. Throughout my life to date, I have been told that I need to demonstrate certain behaviours, simply because I am male. These include not crying (“boys don’t cry”) and that I should not show any displays of emotion (“man up”) when faced with difficulty.
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