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Redefining diabetes: A leap closer to understanding this complex disease

Most doctors have recognised for some time that dividing Diabetes into Type 1 early onset typically requiring insulin therapy and Type 2 late onset doesn’t really define the patterns that we see in clinical practice. In March 2018 a study in the Lancet identified five clusters of diabetes that could revolutionise the way we diagnose…

Combining Medical Education with Technology

Dr M Chadi Alraies, Interventional Cardiology Fellow As a heart doctor and technology enthusiast, I have always been interested in the ways in which technology can help develop medical education. Clinicians encounter complex medical cases on a daily basis, and their experiences can be extremely valuable to others. However, there has always been a question…

MedShr: changing the face of formal medical education with Health Education England!

We are delighted to announce a new initiative involving joint appointments with Health Education England (HEE) to MedShr Education Fellow posts. Motivated and enthusiastic junior doctors will join the team as MedShr-HEE Education Fellows to develop this innovative platform as a tool for formal learning. Integrating MedShr into medical education and training will deepen knowledge…

MedShr’s exciting new initiative with BMJ Case Reports!

MedShr is delighted to announce that we are now working with BMJ Case Reports, an award winning journal comprising a focused, peer-reviewed, valuable collection of cases. MedShr will provide a platform for BMJ Case Reports subscribers to discuss case reports and enrich medical education by adding another facet to the learning they provide. BMJ Case Reports…

Treating Left Main Lesions: PCI or CABG?

Dr Rosie Barnett, BMedSci (Hons), BMBS, Medical Education Fellow at MedShrTraditionally, patients presenting with left main stem coronary disease would undergo Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) surgery. CABG has been a mainstay in treating cardiac lesions for nearly sixty years and has been much refined since its inception. Minimally invasive techniques not requiring a sternotomy…

Are robots stealing jobs from Radiologists?

Dr Ahmed Wobi, MBBS, BA Hons (Oxon), Senior Medical Education Fellow at MedShrThe role of Radiologist is continually changing and looks to be on the precipice of another paradigm shift that may result in the traditional role of a Radiologist becoming obsolete.As a specialty that is heavily dependent on technology, this should be expected; from…

Brexit, junior doctor contracts and the Tory-DUP deal – a perfect storm for junior doctor morale

MedShr, 2017With the latest political war over, the dust will now begin to settle, talk will turn back to celebrities and frivolity, and the NHS will continue on its current trajectory with Hunt at the helm. But what does the new government mean for the NHS - and in particular the current state of morale…

Why doctors should be aware of “decision fatigue”

Dr. James Quekett, General Practitioner & Clinical Director at MedShrOver the past few years, I have found that towards the end of a long working day, I am far less able to make even simple clinical decisions that I know I am fully capable of. This is a phenomenon known as “decision fatigue”, and it is…

Protecting patient privacy in the digital age

There is no denying that technological innovation benefits all industries today, and the medical industry is no exception. The use of technology has transformed many aspects of everyday clinical practice, allowing medical professionals to offer higher quality and more efficient patient care than ever before.Today, doctors are increasingly relying on mobile technology for patient management,…

The Dermatology Eye – Developing Visual Literacy with MedShr

Dr. Natalia Spierings, Consultant Dermatologist & Fellow in Cutaneous Surgery‘The Dermatology Eye’ – that’s what we call it. Otherwise known as visual literacy, it’s the ability dermatologists have to be able to look at a rash or lesion and seemingly instantly identify the diagnosis or underlying pathology. But it’s not magic or genius – everyone has…