Yearly Archives: 2014


Hurdles in Medicine

Jade Scott-Blagrove, Year 2/3 Medical Student, intercalating in Neuroscience, Manchester Medical School ‘Hello, my name is Jade Scott-Blagrove and I am a second year medical student from the University of Manchester…’ Every time I say this as part of my […]


I Love Surgery

Srinivas Chintapatla Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, York Teaching Hospital & Senior Clinical Tutor, Hull York Medical School s.chintapatla@york.nhs.uk I love Surgery… No steer back a bit. Actually, I am still in love with Surgery. It is almost a decade of being […]


Coming Soon To A Theatre Near You

Andrew Kennedy-Dalby, Year Five Medical Student, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust andrew.kennedydalby@doctors.org.uk Adjusting from the pre-clinical curriculum of textbooks and cadavers to the 3rd year environment of cannulas, ward rounds and stethoscopes can be daunting for even the most confident medical student. […]


Making Yourself Competitive for Surgical Training

Surgical training is becoming increasingly competitive. This is largely due to trainees raising the bar each year, along with a greater expectation from employers and the public to train only the best. With the shortening and reorganisation of postgraduate training, […]


Say Hello to Our New Blog

Scalpel would like to welcome you to our brand new blog, titled SurgicalTALK. This is a forum for individuals at any stage of their career, from students to consultants, to discuss any topic of interest related to Surgery. Our aim is […]