How To Choose The Best Medical Field For You

** In Collaboration**  Choosing a career in medicine is just the first step in becoming a doctor. The biggest decision that you will have to make in the career is selecting which field of medicine you will go into and specialise in. Whether it’s obstetrics, family medicine, gynaecology or even the biggy – neurosurgery alongside people like Dr Timothy Steel – there is a field out there perfectly suited for you. The problem is working out which one you want to do. It’s a decision that will affect the rest of your career, so it is important to make sure it is the right one. You need to consider many different factors, which we will look into in this article. The work environment Each speciality has a balance between inpatient (hospital) and outpatient (clinic) medicine. When thinking about the field of medicine you want to go into, it is important to consider whether you love the pressure and intensity of caring for critically ill patients, or whether you want to be part of their long term recovery in an outpatient clinic. Research and academic opportunities In pretty much every speciality, there is (or should be) the opportunity to advance your skills and knowledge and get involved in research. However, some areas have better chances than others at offering academic prestige and funding. Work-life balance Whatever field you go into, there’s going to be long hours and pressure. That’s the very […]

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‘Operation GTFO’- Tips to plan introduction chapters

While many PhD theses are different, depending on location and area of research, most require at least one introductory chapter. This introductory chapter sets the scene for the thesis by introducing the thesis area and discussing relevant previous research. My thesis is going to have two introduction chapters, the first providing background information about sharks, the conservation challenges shark species […]

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Different ways of staying organised

Arguably one of the most important skills when completing a PhD (or any other degree for that matter) is organisation. There are always a million tasks to complete, and when you throw work, having a social life, and sleeping into the mix it can get overwhelming. Although, there is often no way of being less busy- there are a few […]

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The Life Of A Business Owner

** In collaboration**  We bet that most of you would think that the life of a business owner would be something that would be desired. A life where you can do what you want, you have your own business, and you have more money than you know what to do with. Sound like that you would of imagined? Well, that’s […]

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Key Steps to Live a Comfortable Lifestyle

** In collaboration**  Most people are likely to experience hardships throughout their lives, including some relating to money. Being able to live a comfortable lifestyle for your whole life might seem impossible, but there are ways to make sure that you always feel happy and fulfilled. Of course, everyone has a different definition of just what “comfortable” means. For some, it’s never having to worry about money. For others, it might mean always being content and satisfied with the choices you make. If you want to live a comfortable lifestyle, there are various ways you might approach this goal. Here are some of the things you might do. Create Income Security Dealing with money problems is something that many people find themselves having to do. In fact, most people are likely to struggle financially in some way or another during their lives. While you might not be able to guarantee a stable financial situation forever, you can take steps to create income security. Firstly, finding a reliable employer and a job that you’re good at is a good start. However, many people don’t want to have to rely on an employer for their income. Other options include starting a business, making investments and setting up different income streams from various sources. Set a Comfortable Budget If you want to be financially comfortable for as long as possible, you need to set a budget that you can follow. Firstly, you have […]

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Are You Healthy At Work?

** In Collaboration**  The idea of health is so interesting. It’s something that is so important in our lives, but it’s also incredibly unique. When it comes to health, despite there being very generalized suggestions in the world, there is no one-size fits all approach. If you want to be healthy, and you want to feel your best, you need […]

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How To Stay Productive When You Have Family Responsibilities

**In Collaboration**  Working from home can be a great move for your career. However, if you’re new to it, then you may find that there’s one thing you really have to work on. And it’s productivity. When you’re in an office environment, it’s often easier to stay productive. Because you’re ‘at work’, you’ve got others working around you, and your mind knows what you’re there to do. But, when you’re at home, your mind can be tricked. It knows that you’re at home. So if you find yourself going to do chores to getting distracted by others, your mind kind of lets you. After all, you’re in your own home. But this can be a nightmare for at home workers! Instead, you need to make sure that you are killing it with your workload. However, that can often be easier said than done. When you’re someone that has a ton of responsibilities, you may find that it’s even harder to stay focused on your work. Maybe you have children or elderly parents to look after? When you have family responsibilities, you may find yourself putting them first before anything else. And it can be really tough. But, you need to be able to find a balance. So if you know that you want to be able to stay as productive as possible without skipping out on the responsibilities that you have, take a look at these seven points. 1. Create […]

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