Mr Moore's tips for PRH Surgical CTs Mr Moore's tips on how to get the most out of your PRH CT surgical attachment There is a wonderful amount of surgical experience that you can gain at the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath but you do need to be pro-active about getting it. There is [...]
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ERCP A long camera inserted via the mouth to investigate the bile ducts. ERCP stands for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography! It is carried out for the investigation of patients with jaundice or suspicion of bile duct disease. Intravenous sedation and X-Rays are also used during the test. Sometimes biopsies are taken and sometimes treatment can be [...]
Gastroscopy Gastroscopy refers to a long thin camera entering the mouth and examining the gullet, stomach and duodenum. If patients have upper abdominal pains, heartburn or difficulty eating or swallowing then their doctor may recommend a gastroscopy (sometimes called endoscopy). This is a long camera that is inserted down the gullet or oesophagus to look [...]
Colonoscopy and Sigmoidoscopy Colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy are used to investigate the colon and rectum (large bowel) and to remove polyps. Patients with bowel symptoms such as bleeding, change in bowel habit or abdominal pain may be recommended for sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy. Sigmoidoscopy is the baby brother to colonoscopy and is a camera test that looks [...]
A student's experience on the Moore-Ridings firm A medical student who has completed his Moore-Ridings surgical firm year 3 attachment writes here. (Please note that Mr Moore now leads a different firm with Mr Lamah and that his timetable has changed since this article was written). Team structure The RSCH has four general surgical teams, [...]
A third year medical student's experience A BSMS 3rd year medical students writes about their time on the Moore-Ridings firm. (Please note that Mr Moore now leads a different firm with Mr Lamah and that his timetable has changed since this article was written). Moore/Ridings firm: student experience 2009 The firm is one of the [...]
Mr Moore's Year 3 Case Based Discussion Examination Tips How to do well in the BSMS third year surgical case based discussion exams Mr Moore is a regular BSMS examiner. Here follows his personal hints and tips to help with examination success. BSMS medical students take two surgical exams during their third year. These are [...]
Mr Moore's Year 3 and Year 5 OSCE Exams hints and tips Mr Moore is a regular OSCE surgery examiner and BSMS students can find his hints and tips for success here I regularly examine at the BSMS year 3 and year 5 surgery station OSCEs and the same mistakes by some BSMS students crop [...]
Morbidity and Mortality Meetings F1 house officers should record and present morbidity and mortality data A regular Morbidity and Mortality meeting is held in the Digestive Diseases department so that complications and deaths can be discussed openly and so that any lessons learned can be acted upon. The Moore F1 house officers have an important [...]
M & M meetings advice from Meera JoshiMeera Joshi, one of my surgical registrars, gives advice for F1s presenting at Morbidity and Mortality meetings here (written in October 2013) VIEW DOCUMENT