Julio: A Journey from knowledge to practice.

The path for clinicians in management is not a paved road, opposite to other common paths of training and practice. At an early stage as a medicine student, I had many internal conflicts with my formation, I was inquisitive, critical, and unruly towards practices. Early on I noticed this was not as usual as expected amongst my peers. This constant curiosity and disruptive thinking differentiated… Read more »

Emily and Marie: The International Confederation of Midwives Congress 2014

Clinical Academic Doctoral Fellows Experience of The International Confederation of Midwives Congress 2014  ‘When a woman is at her most vulnerable, it is kindness that makes the difference’ – Her Excellency Toyin Saraki Over 3,800 midwives from over 100 countries gathered in Prague for 4 days of inspirational speeches, seminars and workshops. Over the course of the week we learnt about practice in other countries,… Read more »

Seng Kwee Wee: PhD Reflections – venturing into the community to reap the rewards of participation

By Seng Kwee Wee, Physiotherapist, PhD student Every PhD journey is unique. It will be as good as you want to make it and each obstacle you face is a great learning opportunity. Seize that opportunity and treasure it because you will emerge from that event a stronger and wiser person. As I enter into my second year of the journey, I realise the joy of learning new… Read more »

Reflections on the surrounding environment

Southampton is as culturally and socially vibrant as you would expect from a city with a respected educational institution like the University of Southampton. I’ve found that people of different cultures and social backgrounds adjust easily to the environment here and it’s very easy to get around. The City has a reliable and systematic transport system including buses, trains and an airport which connect it… Read more »

Learning to be a healthcare leader

The journey of MSc Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care for me started with a course called Evidence Based Practice in which you can answer any burning clinical question by literature review. Back in Pakistan, when I was working for Rahnuma Family Planning Association of Pakistan, one of my key responsibilities was to maintain client data which, I came to realise later, is… Read more »

From Karachi to Southampton

Hi, I’m Dr Saima, a postgraduate student studying MSc Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care at Southampton. I’m originally from Pakistan where I graduated in Medicine & Surgery from Jinnah Medical & Dental College. I practiced gynaecology for almost two years in various settings and also worked for the Family Planning Association of Pakistan and the Marie Stopes Society before coming to Southampton…. Read more »