2021 Let's Go....LIVE!

2021 - Let’s Go!!

Well that was an incredible start to 2021….. This week has been a dream come true for us as we went LIVE and finally got to meet some of you.

We did our first live tutorial with Prof Vishy, on Zoom last Thursday. We kicked off with the sound track ‘Let’s Go’ by Usher and Calvin Harris, and after the typical technical issues , (which some of you were able to help us resolve – thank you!)  Prof Vishy delivered a phenomenal lecture on the Mediastinum. It was great to see him back in his tie and braces and once we got the first slide working – he was off and on a roll. I was reminded of what a fantastic teacher he is and how he can make the most complex of areas, so easy to understand.

Today I did our first Live YouTube and Instagram ‘Anatomy Clinic’ where I answered some of the questions that had been asked by students earlier this week. This is a totally new format for on-line teaching and it was great to...

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Be Your Own Cheerleader

Be Your Own Cheerleader

So much of your success in life is determined by the attitude you bring to the task in hand. This applies to anything you do from something small like washing dirty dishes, to monumental tasks like winning an election. Not everyone will be running for president, so let’s go back to the dishes - if you look at the pile of dirty dishes and think – I hate this job, its such a waste of time, I could be doing something more fun, then the job will suck. If, however you think to yourself, I need to wash the dishes because its nice to have a clean kitchen and if I just get on and do it quickly, then I can forget about it and do something more fun instead. Whilst I am doing the dishes I can also listen to a podcast and learn something new, or I can listen to some music that I like, which will put me in a good mood. This way the task will not seem onerous at all and you may even enjoy it.

When it comes to studying the same principles apply. If you look at...

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Starting University in 2020 - Your Time to Shine

Hi,  I’m Susan Alexander, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Founder of the Funky Professor

Autumn 2020 signals the start of a new academic year and for some of you it may even be the start of a brand new course and if that is you then firstly I’d like to say a massive congratulations for Getting onto your course  It is a fantastic achievement - you are about to start such an exciting phase of your life.

 For me this year will be 30 years since I started medical school – 30 years – 3 decades – it sounds like such a long time ago and I may seem really ancient to a lot of you, but I do remember that starting university was a very exciting time, but I was also nervous and anxious as I did not know anyone and I was moving to a new City where everything was strange.

 I know that a lot of you will be going through some of those thoughts right now as you prepare to leave home.  Starting university at the best of times can cause and...

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