The British Student Doctor


Latest Issue from The British Student Doctor

Once again, we will see newly qualified foundation trainees graduate and start work during a pandemic. We appreciate how challenging this must be and are particularly pleased to feature a piece by Dr Pakinee Pooprasert and Dr Ehinomen Inegbedion, who give clinical and practical advice for all newly qualified doctors.


We congratulate all junior doctors starting Foundation training in August on passing their final exams under these stressful circumstances and wish them all the best for their first days and weeks as new doctors. Welcome to the NHS family!

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The Summer 2021 issue of The BSDJ is now live - click here to download and read.




We began work on this issue over a year ago and it has been a phenomenally inspiring journey. From an idea formed in response to both my lived experiences in the NHS, and as a witness to those of other LGBTQ+ people, it stands now as a powerful queer expression of resilience and pride. We partnered with GLADD, The Association of LGBTQ+ Doctors and Dentists, to co-publish this issue, and they have provided great support and a wonderful editorial exploring many of the themes which have been included in this supplement. There are a number of very exciting, thought-provoking, and educational articles which we are delighted to be able to share with you.

It is our great pleasure to present this supplementary issue, click here to access, read and enjoy this issue of the BSDJ.

The C4ME Edition - Available now

This is another exciting, eclectic and scholarly mix of papers showcasing the high quality and wide range of research work that Cardiff’s intercalating medical students generated during 2019-20 as they undertook an additional year of study and hands-on research experience sandwiched between years 3 and 4, or 4 and 5, of the Cardiff MBBCh course.

Far from reflecting work conducted in a remote ivory tower, these articles bear witness to the students’ deep encounters with evidence-based medicine – “where the rubber meets the road” (Greenhalgh 2003). That is to say, the place where academic study and research evidence directly intersect with practical questions such as how patients experience healthcare, how new treatments can be devised using rigorous research and evaluation, how healthcare advice is understood and implemented in practice, and how guidance may be improved in specific areas of healthcare

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The November 2020 C4ME issue of The BSDJ is now live - click here to download and read.