MedShr in a refugee camp: a junior doctor’s perspective

When I began applying medical theory to practice for the first time during my internships as a medical student, I realised that it was so much more complex than what the textbooks prepare you for. I relied on the support and guidance of more experienced doctors, and I learned a lot during this time. However, I always wondered if other doctors had experienced similar cases and how they had managed them. I was also fascinated by medicine in different countries around the world.


Combining Medical Education with Technology

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 around appropriate channels for discussing confidential patient…


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…


Treating Left Main Lesions: PCI or CABG?

Traditionally, 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 and surgery ‘off-pump’ have greatly increased the number of patients…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…