It has been a busy semester for the Surgo committee. 1st and 2nd years have almost completed their studies and are now preparing for the upcoming exams . 3rd and 4th years made it through their notorious clinical exams and are now starting their placement and specialities blocks. Finally the 5th years are starting p4p and becoming actual, legit doctors…there really is no rest for a medical student! (Apart from Intercal).
Surgo is celebrating its 80th (Oak) anniversary this year and is ready to lighten-up your coffee break. Due to popular demand, we start with the history and the formation of Surgo to ask the ageless question of “what even is Surgo”. Following this, Jamie gives us a summary of recent medical news and former Surgo editor and psychiatrist Dr Colm Hennessey gives us a portrayal of psychiatry in the media based on the Batman universe. Since half the medical school is on placement at the moment, Trung has enlightened us in how to play the supervisor game and Tom Ainge (ft. beta-17 year club) helps us get the most out of clinical placements. Michaela confirms her distaste for the Tories in a shocking reveal of the creeping privatisation in the NHS (a must-read). Dan sticks to his strengths and gives us the abstract of Surgo’s next clinical trial: SHITS (Surgo’s highly interesting toilet trial). But wait, there’s more! An ethical case from the Glasgow University General Practice Society, Jenna’s inquiry into if attendance should be monitored in lectures, an abstract from Craig Johnstone, a review of the 3rd year ball and finally a summary of recent Med-Chir events. Enjoy!
Tom Baddeley, Editor of Surgo