Posts tagged Phase 2 2010
The MDT sessions seem to be going well enough. There’s been subtle iterations through the week, and tomorrow I might even manage to fit everything in. A couple of you have given some positive feedback about the MDT sessions – I think they have gone well. Most of the decisions have been in line with what happened in real life, which must be a good thing.
I have been disappointed that so few people have read through the information I have provided on “What to tell patients with Lung Cancer” as provided by the BTS. This useful document gives data on what kind of life expectancy lung cancer patients can expect, with and without treatment. We don’t have this data locally, so I can’t really tell you what goes on in Tayside.
On a more positive note, the staff on the ward and in East Block have commented to me that the second years who have come down to the department, been on ward rounds, come to clinics, visited the MDT, have been keen, enthusiastic, and interested. This is a very positive reflection on those of you who have come down, so well done. Someone even came to the real MDT today, to see how it really happens.
Dr Lockhart has given me his 2010 update to his microbiology lecture, so this is now on the microbiology resource page. All the materials from last week’s ITA are now up on the Basic Sciences ITA page too. This week’s MDT materials will go up on line when I get the digital copies from Richard.
Next week I have timetabled a lecture on Respiratory Illness and Oxygen Therapy. This lecture is one I usually leave blank, to give you the choice of what I talk about – last year the choice was Respiratory Illness and Oxygen Therapy. So I’m open to suggestions – what would you like me to talk about on Thursday of next week? I will use some of the time to talk about the RoCE exam, I would quite like to talk about oxygen therapy at some point, but I’m in your hands.
Hopefully the first day of second year went without too many glitches. I was certainly encouraged by the number of people who approached me at the end of the lectures to ask about SPSSCs, getting involved in e-learning opportunities, and more.
Apologies to group A4 who went without a tutor for their Practising Medicine session, but I understand that Dr Smith will try to see you all later in the week. Get back to me if you need another session.
A second year came to my clinic yesterday afternoon! Hopefully he found it useful, and will come again.
And finally, my hit counter says we had 1200 hits to the site yesterday. And they can’t *all* be Richard and me….?