COVID 19 – What does it mean for Med Students?

By James Stoker


This is a companion article for the video which you can check out here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdLQjj3u3QM

This is purely a list of useful links and sources from the video so may not make sense if you haven’t seen it first.

We’ve chosen not to include academic papers behind paywalls/academic logins in these sources to keep them accessible to everyone. Read up and enjoy!

Resources for prospective students-

Picking which Universities to apply to:

https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/open-days/search

https://www.opendays.com

https://www.scrubbed-up.com/ultimate-guide-to-uk-medical-school

Virtual work experience:

https://bsmsoutreach.thinkific.com/courses/VWE

Remember to reflect on this experience!

https://www.scrubbed-up.com/post/reflection-is-perfection

UCAT:

Catch all the latest UCAT Updates here-

https://www.scrubbed-up.com/post/ucat-covid-19-updates

The future of healthcare:

Long term health effects of COVID 19-

https://www.vox.com/2020/5/8/21251899/coronavirus-long-term-effects-symptoms

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-53065340

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/health-53143183/coronavirus-radiologist-demonstrates-how-lungs-can-be-damaged

(please take care when reading these as many are individual case studies and it’s not clear how indicative they are on a larger scale)

Excellent summary of current treatments and vaccine updates-

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/heres-exactly-where-were-at-with-vaccines-and-treatments-for-covid-19#Other-treatments

Reduced hospital admissions/ increase in undiagnosed cancers-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-52353657

https://www.nature.com/articles/s43018-020-0074-y

Mental health support:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines/

Quarantine and lifestyle:

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41430-020-0646-z

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