Graduation gift

Stand on the shoulders of giants


45 years on the front line


How to be an ER doc (even your not an ER doc)


How to decrease the chance of getting sued


Top ten documentation mistakes 



How to become a diagnostic legend


You spend 20 min taking the history.


The consultant walks into the room, asks four questions and makes the diagnosis.


This is part of the answer.



Keep your mind fuelled with knowledge


a) e-Learning modules


Birmingham drug and alcohol addiction team 




Learn EM






On Medica





b) courses





Turn your smartphone into a lethal weapon, against disease


Which apps can make your life easier.



Also  you can save about a million hours of your life, by bypassing your automated switchboard.

Enter new contacts into your smartphone for the most common numbers you use.


You need to enter them in a particular format depending on your hospital automated switchboard.


In the example below, once you dial the hospital switchboard number, it asks you to press ONE if you know the extension number you require.


So make a new contact with this number 01922721172,1,2299


The commas act like pauses. So they let the robot speak, and then automatically dial what ever number is after them.


You can enter more than one comma if you need to make a longer pause.


switchboard new



Those wanting to change the world, need only apply


Complete a free online course (register as a ‘resident’) and you will learn how to make a real change in your organisation.



How to destroy incompetence


If only there were more doctors like this. Maybe you?



If you want to look after the whole family (General Practice)


Here are some resources.



Claim tax back & rotation tracker


This spreadsheet looks simple, but its incredibly awesome.



Cut out the jargon


You can tell an excellent doctor from an rubbish one.


They can explain clearly.


Here’s a database I made, of explanations of diseases.



Make your patients love you more, and sue you less


Here are the 7 traits of a ‘good’ doctor from the patients perspective.



Hit your patient, when you have no other choice


Violence against NHS staff is a serious issue. So you need to Be Your Own Bodyguard.



When the tables are turned


It’s only when you feel your patients pain, that you actually feel your patients pain.



Listen to me, I’m talking to you


I hope you can see that the advice he gives to the graduating trainees, is relevant to us as medics.



A final thought


Medical students get more arrogant the closer they get to becoming doctors.


To help you keep your feet on the ground, please remember that you are full of excrement, urine, gas, and mucus.


In fact your 60% water.


Not something to be too arrogant about, I don’t think.





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1 comment on Graduation gift

  1. I love your site, it is very insightful, concise and it helps me a lot since I am a visual learner. The mindmaps are the best 🙂

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