Dr Jake’s Newsletter

Jake Matthews
#MedEd - Medical education made short and simple #KISS #FOAMed
Created 21 Jul 2021
  • No 16 - How many different types of patients walk through your ED or GP front door?
    07 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    tldr How many different ways can patients present? Share The ICD-10 lists 68,000 disease codes and this will be impossible to learn for anyone but the best and more freakishly good at memorising. So, ...
  • No 15 - My medical career goals - following the self help books advice
    20 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    Tldr I am using this article to follow advice from a few self help books and describe my ideal future job, in the hope that by making this public it will make my goal more possible. Subscribe now Good...
  • No 14 - Chest Pain: can we teach it better?
    12 Oct 2021 • 11 min read
    tldr As a trainee GP, even the most common presentation of chest pain can make you think. Am I asking the right questions to help me treat this patient? I believe that medical education should make be...
  • Random Medical Questions
    28 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 0 1
    Over the years i’ve often thought it would be good to keep a list of weird and random medical queries. I inevitably give up after 3 lines of a new notebook. So i’m going to try a thread instead. I’m g...
  • No 13 - The Best Medical Podcasts of 2021
    25 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    TLDR Summary Listed below are 151 of the world’s most listened to medical podcasts of 2021. The top 50 are ranked according to what I like and would recommend. The remaining 101 are a bit random and b...
  • No 12 - The cost of doing bloods
    19 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    Tldr Healthcare is incredibly variable and it is very difficult to work out the cost of anything. Even estimating how much a simple blood test cost can show a huge potential range. If more people don’...
  • No 11 - Stop MOANing about MIs and ACT
    15 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 1 1
    Tldr Chest pain caused by your heart can be divided into 4 groups along a spectrum of disease - Stable Angina, Unstable Angina, non-ST elevation MI and ST elevation MI. UA, NSTEMI and STEMI are groupe...
  • No 10 - The COVID Survival Plan
    14 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    Tldr Follow the COVID survival plan to beat COVID. Cardiovascular fitness, obesity (reduction), Vaccines, Vitamins and immune health, Diet (low sugar). Read on below for the explanation of how this wo...
  • No. 9 - Has the the time come to end mandatory masks in hospitals?
    05 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    Tldr My experience is that most patients and clinicians, given the choice, remove their masks while in a consultation. So should the mandatory mask rule not be removed? Share Subscribe now Why is this...
  • No. 8 - There are only 3 ways to learn medicine
    29 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
    Tldr The 3 common ways to learn medicine: don’t, rote and root. Today’s very short article is going to riff on a theme of how to learn medicine quickly. To see my first article in this series then fol...
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