Featured Day in the Life of: Hajer, graduate student using brain imaging technology to understand neurodevelopmental disorders

Hi everyone, I’m Hajer Nakua, a second-year graduate student at the University of Toronto, Canada. My work uses brain imaging technology (such as MRI) to understand the relationship between behavioural constructs and brain circuits in children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Almost all my work is conducted on very powerful computers or computing systems!  As with any grad student, my day to […]

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Medical Careers: What You Need To Know

**In Collaboration**  When it comes to wanting to have a medical profession, there are so many avenues that you can take. The options vary depending on your skills, what you study and even the area that you may want to specialise in. However, if you are just starting out, or you have decided that you want a career in the medical profession, then there are some things that you may want to consider. With that in mind, here are some suggestions.    The study time One of the biggest hurdles you can face when it comes to a medical career is the amount of time that you need to spend studying. So it may be worth considering this when it comes to choosing what profession you want to take up. Different roles in the medical fields will require different lengths of study. For example a nurse or carer will not need to be as long as a doctor or surgeon. However, don’t let the study time put you off if you do want to one of the jobs that requires a lot of study, because it will all be worthwhile in the end.    The traits within your personality Another thing to think about and consider carefully would be your personality traits and where your strengths are. For some people, they may find that they are naturally caring and empathetic people, which makes a career as a nurse or a carer […]

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Featured ‘Day in the life of’ : Kate, PhD student researching the common cockle.

Hi, I’m Kate and I’m a second year PhD student in University College Cork (UCC), Ireland. My work focusses on the common cockle, a type of shellfish found in Europe. I’m trying to understand why cockles have been dying in large numbers, by looking at reproduction, parasites and things like weather. I received an undergraduate degree in Zoology, as well […]

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Featured ‘Day in the life of’ : Lily, PhD student studying the role of oxidative stress in the brain.

I’m Lily, a second year PhD student at Curtin University and the Perron Institute here in Perth, Australia. I study the role of oxidative stress in the brain in Multiple Sclerosis and neurotrauma. Most days, you’ll either find me in the lab or doing desk work, so I’ve tried to highlight a day where I got to do both! I’m […]

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