Intended for healthcare professionals

Sharp Scratch: a podcast for med students and new docs

Every fortnight, we get together medical students, junior doctors and expert guests to discuss all the things you need to know to be a good doctor, but that medical school doesn’t teach you.

We delve into the ‘culture’ of being a medical student, and the anecdotal stuff you might pick up from corridor conversations with your coursemates; which is perhaps even more important this year with reduced face-to-face contact.

You can listen to all of our episodes for free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google podcasts, Podbean, or wherever you get your podcasts:

The Team

Gallery of the sharp scratch gang

  • Nikki Nabavi, fourth year medical student, University of Manchester, and past editorial scholar, The BMJ. Twitter: @nikkixnabavi 
  • Anna Harvey, Academic Foundation Doctor at North East and North Cumbria ICS, and past editorial scholar, The BMJ. Twitter: @a_c_harvey 
  • Laura Nunez-Mulder, Foundation doctor at Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust, and past editorial scholar, The BMJ. Twitter: @lnm_rugby 
  • Pat Lok, Editorial scholar, The BMJ, and fourth year medical student, Anglia Ruskin University. Twitter: @lok_pat 
  • Chidera Ota, Junior clinical fellow in neurosurgery at Charing Cross Hospital, London. Twitter: @chidera_ota 
  • Declan Murphy, Academic Foundation year 2 doctor at Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, Newcastle. Twitter: @1994_declan 
  • Olukayode Oki, Final year medical student, University of Dundee. Twitter: @teekayoki 
  • Andrew MacFarlane, Final year medical student, Scottish Graduate Entry Medicine (ScotGEM) course. Twitter: @andrew_mac94 
  • Isobel Walker, Final year medical student, University of Nottingham. Twitter: @issywalker 
  • Lily Copping, Final year medical student, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Twitter: @lilycopping 
  • Anisha Banerjee, Foundation doctor in the South Thames Deanery.

Produced and edited by

Dom Byrne & Duncan Jarvies

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