Much has been said about undergraduate medical education over the years but it seems that little changes: as far back as 1979 the Council of the British Association of Otolaryngologists (BAO) considered how best to generate interest in ENT and to encourage undergraduate medical students into the Specialty.
How better to achieve these aims than by establishing a competition and to offer a prize to the winner?
It is no surprise that the idea of awarding the prize on the basis of the results of a multiple choice exam was rejected in favour of an essay competition for undergraduates and the first Undergraduate Essay Prize was awarded in 1981 for an essay entitled "The Social Handicap of Deafness" and the prize continues to be awarded annually to a clinical medical student for an essay the title of which is published each year.
Endoscopic nasal surgery - a surgical fashion or genuine progress?
Osler was known as the Father of Modern Medicine and as well as possessing exceptional diagnostic skills was a great educator. It is also a contributing factor to diseases in every medical specialty, through a range of pathological mechanisms.
All doctors should be educated to diagnose and manage alcohol-related health harm.
In the light of differences between male and female patterns of drinking and physiology, is this a sound recommendation or has gender equality been taken too far?
For this year’s BMA writing competition, we asked you for ‘one small thing’ you would change or had changed to make life better.
Alcohol is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality and its impact is seen in every medical specialty.
What evidence is there for addressing alcohol consumption in all medical consultations?