Machine-learning-radiology

Are robots stealing jobs from Radiologists?

The 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 advancements in X-ray production and digitisation, to the use of radioactive…

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

With 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 for…

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Why doctors should be aware of “decision fatigue”

Over 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 probably one of the greatest challenges facing traditional General…

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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…

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The Dermatology Eye – Developing Visual Literacy with MedShr

‘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 a ‘dermatology eye’ - but it needs to…

“To study medicine is to fall in love with it.”I’m currently a 6th year medical student at the University of Montenegro and I plan to specialise in the field of neuropsychiatry following my graduation. Since 2013 I have been actively involved with numerous medical student organisations such as Montenegrin Medical Students International Committee (MoMSIC), Montenegrin…

An entrepreneurial opportunity in medicineCareer Bio:I am a fourth year medical student at Imperial College London, currently studying for a BSc in Pharmacology. I joined the MedShr team in the summer of 2015, which transformed what could have been a very lazy two month break from university into a productive and enjoyable time. I worked…

Website: www.mrsimondownes.comCareer Bio:I was born in Royal Leamington Spa in 1966, and I have family in England. While I complete my medical education, I am working as a clinical psychologist and specialist in bilingual education. I feel fortunate that my medical school allows me to study for the US licencing exams while training in Tokyo…

Introducing Joht Chandan, an Editorial Assistant at MedShr!Joht is a fifth year medical student at UCL with interests in a variety of fields.MedShr: What inspired you to study medicine?Joht: Initially I never planned to do Medicine. I always thought I might go into Engineering. However during my school holidays I volunteered at a hospice in…