Winners and Losers as Medical Schools Aim to Provide Education ‘Fit for Purpose’


Medical schools are being forced to redesign the way they offer teaching and placements on the hoof to cope with the fast-changing demands of the COVID-19 emergency.

Many 4th and 5th year undergraduate students worry that their COVID frontline placements are leaving them unprepared to deal with the routine cases they expect to see when the pandemic is brought under control.

Medscape UK has been talking to some medical students – who did not want to be named – about learning under lockdown.

One student at Queen’s Medical School, Belfast did not see a single respiratory case during a 5-week placement in paediatrics.

A final year student at St George’s Hospital said: “There is no doubt our education has been affected by COVID, both in terms of reduced placement time over the 12 months and the limited ‘range’ of conditions in hospitals at the moment. This has been particularly true

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Metuh undergoes medical treatment in London

The former National Publicity Secretary of opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, has undergone medical treatment for a protracted spinal cord ailment in a London hospital as approved by the court.

A family source disclosed that following a successful treatment Metuh “will further undergo an intensive physiotherapy to enable him to move around without walking aid and much painkillers.”

The family source also confirmed that the outspoken politician is expected back in the country within the coming weeks.

Adding that, “Chief Metuh has been undergoing a series of treatments. It has been very challenging but we thank God that there is a lot of improvement.

“The former opposition spokesman is fast recuperating and has been scheduled for necessary physiotherapy to enable him to move around without the help of walking aid or much painkillers as he has been doing in the last three years. With that, he should

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