NHS Hot Topics Series 1 Course Overview
During your medical school interview, you will be asked questions based on NHS hot topics.
This course is designed to help you learn about the current hot topics in healthcare in the UK for 2018-2019. We will cover a variety of hot topics and provide an in-depth explanation for each one. The goal of this course is to provide you with a clear understanding of these hot topics so that when you are asked questions regarding them during your medical school interview you will know how to properly respond. We will cover different hot topics questions you might encounter and how to structure your answers.
We have created this e-learning resource for you, using all of our knowledge that we've developed in our physical courses. You can start as when you want, learn at your own pace and set your own goals!
What to expect from the NHS Hot Topics Series 1 Online Course:
- Professionally filmed for a better learning experience
- Hours of interactive footage featuring high-quality videos ~20 minutes long
- Created by real doctors and interview experts with over 15 years of experience
- Start as early as you want and learn at your own pace
- Fully mobile and tablet responsive, so you can access the videos from anywhere.
- Set your own goals along to way
NHS Hot topics covered in this course:
- Antibiotics Resistance - what's the problem?
- The current situation of Antibiotic Resistance and should we be worried about it?
- Anti-Microbial resistance
- Antibiotic Resistance: Managing the challenge
- Should the vaccination programme be compulsory for all children?
- Background & Schedule of vaccinations
- Vaccines for special groups & Herd Immunity
- Can the Sugar Tax make a difference in limiting the obesity epidemic?
- Why do we need a sugar tax?
- Taxation & Behavior Change
- Advantages & Disadvantages of Sugar Tax
- How might Brexit impact the NHS?
- Impacts of leaving the EU
- What have we learnt about Brexit & the NHS
- Should parents have the right to experimental treatment? What have we learnt from the Charlie Gard case?
- The Charlie Gard Case: Background
- The Charlie Gard case: Decisions
- The Charlie Gard Case: Implications
- Biological and genetic treatments - is this the next healthcare revolution?
- Advantages & Disadvantages of Biological and Genetic treatments
- Discussion & Summary
- Why is youth mental health on the rise and what can we do about it?
- What is mental health?
- Why is mental health important and what increases the risk of mental health problems?
- Why are mental health disorders on the rise in children and young persons & what can we do about it?
- Tackling the interview
- How can we attract more doctors to become GPs, psychiatrists or work in A&E?
- The extent of doctor shortages
- The main causes for Junior doctor shortages
- How can we attract more doctors?
- What is your opinion on the current use of virtual reality in modern medicine?
- What do we mean by virtual reality? How is it used in modern medicine?
- Advantages of using VR in medicine
- Disadvantages of using VR in medicine
- Potential future uses of virtual reality
- What do you think about the incorporation of robotics into surgical practice?
- History and development of robotics in surgery
- Examples of robotics in surgery
- Advantages & disadvantages to robotics-assisted surgery
- The future of robotic surgery & conclusion
Essential content: We have separated the videos into important topics that we feel are fundamental to interview success. We begin by teaching you how to structure your answers. We go through the common types of interview questions that you may come across. Extra quizzes and info will also become available for you to put your knowledge into practice.
Interactive features: Being interactive is the key to our teaching success! So, you will find our team members asking you questions and asking you to pause the video. We may ask you to write something down. Or we may recommend that you look up some extra info to enhance your learning.
Unlimited playbacks and mobile responsive: Each module offers unlimited replays with flexible playback features. This allows you to learn at your own pace and track your progress, to make it a more personalised learning experience.
Meet theMSAG NHS Hot Topics team:
Dr Rony Sanyal is the Online Interview Course Manager at theMSAG. He is currently a GP speciality trainee. He works in the city of Birmingham. He sat on the interview panel as a faculty member for MMI stations at the University of Nottingham.
Dr Kate Drewek, our Interview Course Manager, is a paediatrics trainee working in London. She has 2 years of experience in organising and leading our successful courses across London, Birmingham and Manchester. She is a trained MMI interviewer for St George's University.
Dr Paul Grant is a Health Technology Consultant, Medical Educationalist and works at Brighton and Sussex medical school. He is one of our guides for interview courses and MMI circuits. He has carried out interviews for doctors and medical students at all career stages.
Dr Hannah Pierce is an expert in Medical Education having completed a masters degree in this topic area at Keele University. She is currently a clinical teaching fellow in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and is one of the leads at theMSAG interview courses.
Dr Ashish Mandavia is the Products and Services Director of theMSAG. Having trained at Bristol Medical School, he sat on the interview panel at the University of Bristol for 2 years. He has completed his foundation training in hospitals across London.
Dr Hrush Vyas is an F2 doctor in Birmingham with a clinical interest in Anaesthetics. Having trained at the University of Birmingham, he sat on the interview panel at the same university. He is one of the leads at theMSAG courses.
Mr Jasen Soopramanien is one of the Personal Statement managers at theMSAG. He is a fourth-year medical student at King's College London. He has 2 years of experience as one of the guides on our interview course.
Miss Manushri Jain is a final year medical student at the University of Birmingham. She is one of the Personal Statement managers at theMSAG. She has 2 years of experience as one of the guides for our courses.
Mr Graeme Larkin is a senior policy advisor in medical education for the British Medical Association. He is an experienced guide on our interview courses. He is also our in-house expert on the latest updates for the NHS.
Mr Laksh Soni is a fourth-year medical student at King's College London. He is one of the leads for our courses and he is the MMI circuit manager for theMSAG.
Other medical school interview resources:
To learn more about hot topics in healthcare jump over to our "Hot Topics Blog"!
Want to learn and improve your medical school interview answers in a classroom setting? Sign up for one of our full-day Interview Course. Our courses are offered in London, Birmingham, Bristol and Leeds so you have plenty of options to choose from!
If you are wanting to focus on MMI (multiple mini interviews) sign up for our half-day MMI Circuit Course. Get ready to ace your multiple mini Interview by taking the MSAG’s MMI course!
Do you prefer a more personalised one-to-one approach when preparing for your med school interview answers? Medical School Interview Coaching allows you to work alongside experienced doctors and medical students to help you ace the medicine interview!
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