The Semantics of Medicine

The Semantics of Medicine

I went to the Doctor last week. It was not my usual doctor, as it was a Sunday, and I had realised that I was out of one of my scripts.

Practical Essentials for Passing the OSCE

Practical Essentials for Passing the OSCE

The best way to prepare for the OSCE is to view every patient you see between now and then as an opportunity. Then, keep the following practical tips front of mind for every patient you see … practice makes perfect.

Tobacco and Harm Reduction

Tobacco and Harm Reduction

There’s no question about it -if you don’t feel so well, if you are feeling stressed and anxious, smoking a cigarette will make you feel better for a while. Many a soldier for whom cigarettes were supplied as part of their daily rations, will tell you so.

Effective Time Management in the OSCE

Effective Time Management in the OSCE

Completing the OSCE is a race against the clock. With eight minutes to complete a short case, and nineteen minutes to complete a long, you need to think clearly and quickly - the last thing you want is to hear the bell ring when you’re just getting started!