I have the clas…

I have the classic male problem of no follow through

said Jude Law in The Holiday. We are over-saturated with resources and sometimes it can be difficult to know which are the best.

Teaching often highlights weaker areas of knowledge which you don’t always have time to cover. It’s easy to suggest that they read on the topic when they go home but if you can suggest a resource which covers the subject, they may be more likely to go home and actually read about it. Next time you see your students, make a friendly enquiry into whether or not they’ve read up on chest x-rays/post-partum haemorrhage or not.

Every student will have their own resources but if you need to encourage students to do some background reading then http://www.fastbleep.com and http://www.almostadoctor.com are excellent. Both started by medical students at the time, they provide undergraduate students with the essential information in a digestible fashion. Moreover, you can currently nominate yourself to write an article for them!

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