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So you want to be a doctor...

Thursday 30th January

So, how do we select the best students who will make the best doctors? Well, we at Aberdeen have decided that seven short interviews is one of the best and fairest ways to help achieve this. This process called Multiple Mini Interviews or MMIs. This is used…

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Back to school

Wednesday 29th January

My quest to do a different thing every day lead me to join Dr Dollery and Ms Millar again, accompanied by Ms Mahalingam and Dr Dinusha Kanatiwela Niriell, Head of Biomedical sciences at IIHS. This time on a quest to visit the local schools to provide a…

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Meeting ASIRI hospital and a birthday surprise!

Tuesday 28th January

There are two sorts of people in the world, those that brush their teeth before breakfast and those who brush their teeth after breakfast. I prefer to get ready and brush my teeth, go to breakfast and then go. Therefore, I arrived later than my colleagues for…

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Clinical experience

Monday 27th January

As SLMP results in the same UK primary medical qualification, it is important that the students have equivalent clinical experience in Colombo to that of the UK. This morning we are visiting the government run National institute of Mental Health (NIMH). One thing that runs as a…

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From accommodation to student support

Sunday 26th January

Ms Mahalingam arrived early to pick us up. She and her colleague Ms Miriam Josiah, Deputy Head in Research and Development at IIHS, kindly offered to spend the day taking us out in and outside of Colombo.

Probably the most relevant place we visited today was the…

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