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Lessons from a South African ED. Kat Evans at #stemlynsLIVE

Last year we were honoured to bring Kat Evans to Manchester to talk at the #stemlynsLIVE conference. We’ve covered emergency medicine in South Africa before on the blog1–9, but there is no substitute to hearing

South Africa as a Medical Student Elective: Claire Bromley

As a medical student undertaking a year-long placement in St Emlyn’s ED, I was kindly invited to write this post about my recent elective in Cape Town. I’m someone who’s a bit (very) keen on

Equality and global health

Equality and global health. What I learned from being a recovering racist…

Sad action I admit I cried during the movie Wonder Woman.  I found the scene where Diana helps to liberate the villagers quite overwhelming; I still do.  I cried not because it was particularly well

#badEMfest18 Day 3. St Emlyn’s

After a very relaxing Friday evening with live music, fireside chats and a wine tasting (from the wine farm of Lee Wallis, no less!), Saturday kicked off with workshops bright and early. Morning Workshops Critical

#badEMFest18 Day 2. St Emlyn’s.

Day two of #badEMFest18 started with sun and beauty. Some lunatics went off for a run in the morning….. #BADEMFest18 pic.twitter.com/BS3SQHVlWd — Brian Burns (@HawkmoonHEMS) March 23, 2018 Day two formally kicked off with a

#badEMfest18 Day 1. St Emlyn’s

Last week the St Emlyn’s team in the form of Janos Baombe, Natalie May, Ross Fisher and myself travelled to Greyton for the very first #badEMfest18. This is a conference with a real difference. Set

Stemlyns rural South Africa

Time in rural South Africa as a UK trainee. St Emlyn’s.

Imagine if you will, a hypotensive alcoholic with active haematemesis and melaena, something they taught us in medical school, earning its own place in OSCEs and even a page in the cheese and onion.1 In

Is there anything else I need to know? Working in Africa.

This is a guest post from our good friend Stevan Bruijns aka @codingbrown Stevan has been an advocate of international emergency medicine for many years and he, like us feels that there is much that

Mitchell’s plain, #badEM and my utmost respect. St.Emlyn’s.

  This year we took our family Easter holiday in Southern Africa. Twelve amazing nights in Namibia followed by 3 in Cape Town and then (rather unexpectedly owing to a broken aircraft) 2 nights in

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