Archive for the ‘Undergraduate Teaching’ category

The Book – Available Now!

January 7, 2010

DundeeChest have been working for about 18 months on writing a book!  We see a hole in the market for a CXR book for junior doctors –  a book to explain what the hell to do with a “funny looking” CXR on the ward at 2 in the morning.  So we’ve written it, and it’s now available, on Amazon.

The book is in full colour!  Which seems a bit daft, I know, but the picture quality is so much better in colour!

Go on, have a look, buy the book, fund my kitchen conversion.


Learning Opportunities

December 13, 2009

Hello DundeeChesters.

This week there’s plenty to do in East Block, with so many SpRs floating around you’re bound to get some quality teaching.

Monday AM – Ward Round, Dr Winter’s Clinic, Cancer Clinic with Dr Brown.

Monday PM – EBUS and Bronch list, Dr France’s Clinic, Dr Fardon’s Clinic (Without Dr Fardon)

Tuesday AM – X-Ray Meeting at 08:30, Ward Round. Dr Winter’s Clinic, Dr Smith’s Clinic

Tuesday PM – Sleep Clinic

Wednesday AM – ILD Clinic, Asthma Clinic, Ward Round, Bronch list, with an EBUS on it

Wednesday PM – DundeeApples teaching

Thursday AM – CF Clinic, Ward Round

Thursday Lunch – Medical Grand Round

Thursday PM – Lung Cancer MDT

Friday AM – Cough Clinic, Bronch list with EBUS

Friday Lunch – Respiratory Department Xmas Quiz!

Friday PM – DundeePears teaching

Friday Night – Respiratory Department Xmas Night Out!

I’m on the ward all week, so there’ll be HDU patients to review, referrals to see in far flung areas of the hospital, bits of ad-hoc teaching on whatever comes into my head, you know the sort of thing.

Plus blogging on the site, with any tid-bits I find lying around this interweb, thingy.

Real life, real time Medicine!

December 9, 2009

Its true. Whilst we are in lectures or taking advantage of a late morning start, real life, real time medicine is happening all around us. I finally ventured to East Block yesterday morning to sit in on Dr Fardon’s clinic. What did I see…

1 lung cancer and empyema
1 probably lung cancer
1 ?PTX which turned out to be pneumonia
1 ? lung cancer which turned out to be pneumonia
2 cases of chronic cough
1 case of sarcoid

So a mixed bag, and all really interesting.  Breaking bad news and a look at tree in bud CT appearances. There are definitely some things that even Kumar and Clarke cant teach us.

Why buy books, when Google does it for you?

December 9, 2009

You can now read the Oxford Mini Handbook of Medicine (The Cheese and Onion) on google books!  So no excuses for not knowing any answers, eh?


Of course, you must buy my book when it comes out in the new year…..

Learning Opportunities, Week Beginning 7th December

December 6, 2009

The Respiratory Unit is as busy as ever, particularly in this cold snap.  So plenty of learning opportunities for you all.

Ward 3 – Dr Smith is on the ward, with few junior doctors, so any help you can provide on the ward will be rewarded with quality teaching, I’m sure.  The juniors will hug you for any help you can give them!

Out Patients

Monday AM – Drs Fardon and Winter have general respiratory clinics.

Monday PM – Drs Fardon and France have general respiratory clinics.

Tuesday AM – Drs Stretton and Smith have general respiratory clinics.

Tuesday PM – Dr Smith has a Sleep Clinic, and the respiratory nurses have their oxygen clinic

Wednesday AM – Dr Smith has an ILD clinic

Thursday AM – The CF Clinic, and Dr Fardon’s SPN clinic (You’re intrigued, aren’t you?)

Thursday PM – Lung Cancer MDT!

Other Learning Opportunities

Medical Grand Round – Thursday at 1300hrs (Free lunch at 12:30)

Respiratory Educational Meeting – Friday at 1300hrs (Free lunch, sometimes)

X-Ray Meeting – Tuesday 08:30 in te X-Ray seminar room – turn up sharp!

Bronchoscopy Lists

Monday PM – An EBUS with Dr Brown, and a full list of others

Wednesday AM – Dr Fardon’s list, with an EBUS, or two.

Friday AM – And EBUS, probably, and whatever’s left over.

So, we’ll see you bouncing around the department, learning things all over the place, then?


December 4, 2009

Just done an EBUS upstairs in Bronchoscopy.  All very successful.  And a student to watch!

Turning up for practical procedures such as bronch lists, and to clinics really gives the most interesting teaching opportunities for you undergraduates.  Real medicine happening, real time, with the real time issues, the real time problems, and god time for one to one teaching.  Prickly Pear is still up there – 4 bronchs, 1 student, 2 consultants, and an StR to teach her.  Lucky girl.

I’m off to do the CF ward round, by myself, obviously!

Thursday Lunchtime Meeting

December 3, 2009

Don’t forget the Medicine Educational Meeting happening at 1pm, LT1.  No idea what it’s on, but there’s a free sandwich.