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The medical student syndrome

It is often said that “a little learning is a dangerous thing,” but being super savvy can’t put us at the brink of harm, can it? Each year as thousands of students commence their medical degrees, they begin a journey...

The Duke-Elder exam: A medical student’s head start into ophthalmology

The Duke-Elder exam is a specialist ophthalmology exam intended for medical students to sit during medical school. It is named after Sir Stewart Duke-Elder, a pioneering Scottish ophthalmologist who was active in the first half of the 20th Century by...

National Student Ophthalmology Conference (NSOC) 2022

The National Student Ophthalmology Conference (NSOC) will host its 2022 edition this Saturday, 23rd April. A virtual event taking place over Zoom, the Conference will feature guest speakers, virtual lectures and specialist talks, covering key clinical knowledge, public health and...

Book Competition - Update: Student and Trainee Discount Available

Following the successful book competition held by Eye News, where entrants competed to win a signed copy of a book, students and trainees can now purchase a copy at a discounted rate.

Could you mentor budding ophthalmologists in London?

King’s College London Ophthalmology Society is looking for ophthalmologists from any level based in a London hospital that would be able to give guidance and support to a medical student.

Ophthalmology for Medical Students DVD

Medical students spend far too little time in clinical ophthalmology, barely a week in a whole five year course. A week usually taken up by learning very basic facts about the eye and about the specialty, which means that any...

Clinical Observation Days Pave Way for Next Generation of Optometrists

Optometry students at Glasgow Caledonian University have taken part in a series of clinical observation days at one of the UK’s leading eye surgery clinics, as part of a new programme giving student optometrists experience of modern day surgical practice.

Will COVID-19 impact the selection of ophthalmology as a career choice by medical students?

The COVID-19 pandemic has had profound effects on medical education and has called for large shifts in the medical curriculum. Clinical attachments were suspended at the height of the pandemic and examinations were cancelled or were moved to an online...

Should it be a mandatory requirement for medical students to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to attend clinical attachments?

The vast majority of medical students have positive attitudes towards the COVID-19 vaccine for themselves and patients, however, what about the small inevitable minority who resist it? Should they be prevented from attending clinical attachments in the NHS? It is...

Doctor at large

“In 1930, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, in an effort to alleviate the effects of the… Anyone? Anyone?... the Great Depression, passed the… Anyone? Anyone? The tariff bill? The Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act? Which, anyone…?” In this memorable scene, the monotonous...