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Dr Wendy Evans-Uhegbu

Electives

Medics Abroad is TWO!

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Guess what? MEDICS ABROAD IS TWO YEARS OLD! TWO YEARS OLD!!!

Speaking for every member of the team, I can honestly say it has been an exciting journey for us so far. It hasn’t always been rosy but thankfully we’ve made it through the many challenges that we have encountered. We’ve learned so much, we’ve changed somewhat (more…)

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Student hub

Bad grades last semester? No worries! 6 proven ways to level up

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It’s back to school for many, if not everyone. I always dreaded the end of summer breaks but at the same time, I appreciated the “fresh start” aspect of going into a new academic year. 

While we all hope for the best grades, lapses happen (more…)

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ElectivesStudent hub

Elective Diaries: Beyond The Hospital

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It is coming to the end of week 2 of the Medics Abroad summer 2019 elective program and it has been nothing short of awesome.

The students have thus far enjoyed a healthy mix of clinical and non-clinical activities. At Medics Abroad, we are ardent believers of work-life balance especially for (more…)

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Health

5 Medical Conditions That Only Occur in Men

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As diverse as medical conditions are, there are certain medical conditions that can only be found in males. The 5 mentioned here are all related to the male reproductive organ. (more…)

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Health

Folie à deux: The shared psychosis

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Picture this: A couple has lived together for over 15 years. The husband has for the past 2 years, believed that their neighbor John is an FBI agent who has been spying on him and is trying to kill him. The wife, who has zero (more…)

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Student hub

What Do Medical Students Do With Their Summer Breaks?

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Summer breaks are great, especially when you’re studying for a demanding degree in uni. Everyone looks forward to those 2 or 3 months of not having to go into class or study for tests and exams. However, whatever you choose to do with your summer break is key. (more…)

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Others

Negative African Stereotypes: Do Africans Live On Trees?

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A Stereotype according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary is “a standardized mental picture that is held in common by members of a group and that represents an oversimplified opinion, prejudiced attitude, or uncritical judgment” (more…)

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HealthStudent hub

How much do you know about sickle cell disease?

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Sickle cell disease is very common, especially within the black population. But how much do you actually know about this very common disease? In the spirit of World Sickle Cell day (June 19th), take this quiz to find out and learn more about the condition (more…)

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FoodHealth

What’s the need for fat-soluble vitamins?

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Fat-soluble vitamins (vitamins A, D, E, and K) are a group of vitamins that have the ability to dissolve in the fats and oils in the body. They are mostly gotten from animal products, plants, as well as (more…)

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Mnemonics

The ABCDE of Melanoma

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Melanoma is a common type of skin cancer that has the ability to metastasize (spread from its site of origin to other parts of the body). It arises when (more…)

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