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Autumn medical graduates ‘struggling’ due to lack of intern places

By Catherine Reilly | October 12, 2020

Doctors who graduated from medical schools in autumn are “jobless” and “struggling” as there is no second entry point to intern year, a representative for the group has said. One of the affected doctors told the Medical Independent (MI) they are aware of approximately 25 doctors who deferred their final-year exams, which…

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If you were living off the planet you have probably never heard of Covid-19 or the Volkswagen (VW) ID3. Maybe I’m exaggerating a little; one isn’t very welcome, but the other certainly is. Why 3? Because the first was the VW Beetle (total sales 23 million), the second was the Golf (total sales 35 million),…

The charm of the fictional psychopath

Title: ‘Psychopath? Why We Are Charmed by the Anti-Hero’ Author: Dr Stephen McWilliams Publisher: Mercier Press 2020 Reviewer: Prof Brendan Kelly In real life, psychopaths commonly leave a trail of terrible destruction in their wake: Emotional chaos, financial ruin and – in the worst cases – the obliteration of innocent lives. In fiction and film,…

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I inherited my love of cooking and gardening very definitely from my mother. My obsession with secondhand bookshops came from my father, along with another unconscious bequest: A small appetite, especially for a male somewhat over six feet tall in old money. My mother’s approach to food was always generous. Her philosophy in the kitchen…

A talk with … Bianca Divito


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If people are not sick with Covid-19, they are probably sick of it

The Dorsal View- a round-up of medical news and oddities from left filed by Dr Doug Witherspoon It can be interpreted as a good or a bad sign that ‘coronavirus burnout’ or ‘pandemic fatigue’ are things that people now have to deal with. With the pandemic showing little sign of slowing down, the general public…

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