To celebrate Black History Month, three Black female professionals – Dr Ria Clarke (RC), Esmé Ara’Resa (ER) and Priscilla Vivian (PV) – took part in a panel event exploring treating Black female patients, being a Black woman working in healthcare, and navigating the difficulty of self-care. In this blog for Medically Speaking, two medical students Oluwasemire Adetoro and Ihuoma Osuji, share their key takeaways, insights and discussions from the event.
For the past three years the Muslim Medics Southampton Society has been providing support and help to the Muslim students training to be doctors of the future. Medically Speaking spoke with Fahim Syed, the current President (2022-23) to find out why the society was started and how it’s making a positive impact on our students
For the past 20 years, Professor Cyrus Cooper has been at the forefront of pioneering research that has changed the way in which we view conditions such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis; and changed the amount of vitamin D women take during pregnancy. Medically Speaking takes a look at Professor Cooper’s distinguished and influential contribution to the epidemiology field.
In 2018 Dr Pritti Aggarwal, a GP and University of Southampton academic set up the GP Consultant Exchange Model to improve relationships between primary and secondary care. She tells Medically Speaking, about the aims of the project and the improvements it’s made to caring for patients.