Medical dramas have long since fascinated the world. They give a glimpse of what some of our healthcare workers go through every single day. They can be frustrating and unrealistic to health workers. But some are more realistic than others, and today we are discussing which give the most accurate portrayal of life behind closed …

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Apps come and go quicker than the wind these days. For every app idea I’ve ever proudly spouted at dinner parties there are 1000 alternatives available. The home screen on my iPhone is like a grave yard of good intentions. Apps I downloaded hoping to simplify my life or make some process or transaction quicker …

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I am an Orthopaedic Surgery Trauma Fellow in Toronto, and I trained in the UK. I have been here for about a month. Here I am discussing my path to becoming a surgeon in the UK and comparing it to some of the Canadian Surgeons I am working with. Hopefully it clears up some of …

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In this video we discuss how much Junior doctors actually make. We will look at the NHS salary scale and drop actual numbers. For more details, please take time out to go through the document yourself. The link is below. We also briefly discuss how pay has changed over the years. Let me know any …

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There are very few doctors who are complete strangers to debt. In today’s era of austerity, pay freezes, increasing cost of living and training, expanding university tuition fees, debt is much more familiar companion. If understood and properly leveraged debt can be a very useful tool. Hence the age old concept of good debt vs …

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Rich Dad Poor Dad – Still relevant? This classic book was written by personal finance author and lecturer Robert Kiyosaki. He draws on his life experience and explains how his perceptions about money were developed and how that enabled him to create a vast wealth and portfolio of million dollar assets. He describes two very …

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Money: Know More, Make More, Give More – By Rob Moore Book Review Many of us are not financially literate. To most of us financial independence is an unachieveable concept. If Money is the game, most of us don’t even know the rules, so what is the chance of winning? If that is you and …

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In years gone by graduating medical school was an almost certain route to financial security. Whilst most doctors did not transcend to the dizzy heights of financial freedom and millionaire salaries, most doctors lived a very comfortable life. 40 years ago, our predecessors enjoyed free university tuition,  free accommodation at the hospital/university, competitive salaries, lower …

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By Dr Lamz Savage Background My name is Dr Olamide Savage and because in my mind I’m very cool, I get the staff at work to call me Dr Lams. I’m a GP working in Chelmsford, 3 days a week (because I look after a tiny human, aka my daughter, the rest of the time). …

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Before I descend into chaotic gripes about lack of diversity, its important that I create context. I graduated from Medical School in the UK in 2009, and have since trained in London to become an Orthopaedic Surgeon. Medicine in the UK quite rightly has always been competitive to entry and for some remains the pinnacle …

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