The Unofficial Guide to Medicine Podcast

The Unofficial Guide To Medicine Podcasts

A dose of careers advice for medical students and junior doctors

All Episodes

Lauren discusses how to take a history from someone presenting with psychosis.

Jun 13

6 min 15 sec

Lauren talks through the need-to-know information for an OSCE station based on postnatal depression

Jun 6

4 min 56 sec

Shazia talks us through how to take a history from someone presenting with mania

May 30

7 min 43 sec

Jilse talks us through how to carry out a cognitive assessment and how to ace this station if it comes up in your OSCEs!

May 23

9 min 42 sec

Shweta talks us through how to carry out a suicide risk assessment and gives us top tips on how to ace your OSCEs!

May 15

5 min 17 sec

The second episode in our psychiatry OSCE revision series, where Shweta takes us through how to take a history from someone with depression

May 8

5 min 46 sec

Our first episode in our psychiatry osce revision series, where Shweta talks through how to take an alcohol history

May 1

3 min 31 sec

Sammie gives us some top tips on how to ace a fundoscopy station!

Apr 24

7 min 27 sec

Sammie talks us through how to carry out an eye examination

Apr 17

6 min 39 sec

Sammie talks through how to carry out an eye examination!

Apr 10

7 min 37 sec

Sammie talks us through how to take an opthalmic history!

Apr 3

6 min 49 sec

Hui-Ling Ong gives us some advice on how to ace a respiratory examination OSCE station!

Mar 28

8 min 21 sec

Hui-Ling Ong discusses show to take a successful respiratory history.

Mar 21

6 min 19 sec

Hui-Ling Ong talks through a cardiovascular examination and give us lots of top tips on how to succeed!

Mar 14

7 min 45 sec

Hui-Ling covers the essentials of a history for someone presenting with chest pain. 

Mar 7

7 min 50 sec

Danielle takes us through the essentials of taking a good abdominal history

Feb 28

6 min 52 sec

Lydia talks us through how to carry out a mental state examination and gives us lots of great tips on how to succeed with this OSCE station!

Feb 21

9 min 51 sec

Lydia gives us some key advice on how to handle a history taking station regarding a patient presenting with a breast lump. 

Feb 14

7 min

Lydia talks through some top tips on Sexual History Taking to help you succeed in your OSCEs! 

Feb 7

5 min 34 sec

Lydia talks us through her top tips on how to succeed in a 'Breaking Bad News' OSCE station

Jan 31

8 min 58 sec

An interview with Dr Julie Hankin using the questions that our listeners asked on twitter and instagram, covering the psychiatry foundation programme, advice for medical students to develop their CV for psychiatry and the key conditions you should cover for medical school exams! 

Nov 2020

29 min 16 sec

An interview with Dr Julie Hankin, discussing the training pathway to becoming a consultant psychiatrist and giving advice to medical students on improving their portfolios. 

Nov 2020

17 min 1 sec

An interview with Dr Julie Hankin, talking about what an average day in the life of a consultant psychiatrist is like. 

Nov 2020

12 min 33 sec

A Q&A with Dr Tang, a GP registrar based in the Thames Valley, based on the questions that you submitted on instagram and twitter! 

Nov 2020

13 min 10 sec

An interview with Dr Tang covering the different roles you can have as a GP and what a portfolio GP is. 

Oct 2020

13 min 36 sec

An interview with Dr Tang, a GP registrar in the Thames Valley, where we outline the pathway and exams needed to become a GP as well as Dr Tang's favourite parts of her training so far. 

Oct 2020

11 min 18 sec

An interview with Dr Tang, a GP registrar in the Thames Valley, where we discuss the average week of a GP registrar and the challenges GPs can face. 

Oct 2020

11 min 44 sec

A discussion about musculoskeletal OSCEs with Mr Christopher Gee, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, including the essentials of an orthopaedic examination, GALS examination and key questions to ask in an MSK history. 

Oct 2020

24 min 39 sec

A Q&A with Mr Christopher Gee, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, using questions submitted by our instagram and twitter followers. We cover questions, such as the good, bad and ugly side of T&O surgery and misconceptions about orthopaedic surgeons. 

Sep 2020

21 min 26 sec

An interview with Me Christopher Gee, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, about how to become an orthopaedic surgeon, covering the training pathway, membership exams and how you can show your passion for surgery. 

Sep 2020

23 min 44 sec

An interview with Mr Christopher Gee about an average day in his life, including his clinics and surgery. We also cover his work-life balance and how he keeps up with busy family life alongside working as an NHS surgeon. 

Sep 2020

23 min 12 sec