The M4M Blog

Our blog aims to extend Medics4Medics into a digital platform. Here students can anonymously and openly share experiences that have shaped their mental health at medical school, and reflect on any support services accessed. We also post summaries of past Medics4Medics and other wellbeing events. If you'd like to write for us, email us at uclm4m@gmail.com

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Why Start Medics4Medics? (Part Two) ›

25 Oct 2020

Hi everyone, my name is Kerry Wales and in 2017 I founded the modern UCL Medics4Medics Peer Support Group!I was motivated to take a lead in medical student welfare following my 2016 iBSc research dissertation on UCL Medical Student Mental…

Why Start Medics4Medics? (Part One) ›

25 Oct 2020

In 2014-15 I was in third year (BSc) and also voted in as RUMS Welfare VP. I was incredibly passionate about improving the support provided by the university for medical students as I saw far too often that we were…

Welcome Freshers! ›

7 Oct 2020

Hellooooo incoming freshers! We are your Medics4Medics committee for 2020/21: Srishti, Niraj, Kabir and Lorcan (more info on our Insta page: @uclmedics4medics). We are delighted to welcome you to the medical school community and are sure…

Meditation, Spirituality and Mental Health Summary ›

24 Sep 2020

Thank you Medics4Medics for running the Meditation, Spirituality and Mental Health Event! The first half, by Marco Schlosser, was useful as it focused on research and I learnt about the methodology and drawbacks for meditation studies. I…

Ethnic Minority Mental Health Experiences at Medical School Summary ›

4 Sep 2020

Talking about mental health is difficult, particularly in BAME communities. On the 28th of July, Medics4Medics provided a space for people to share their mental health experiences both from their perspective of being from an ethnic and as…

Medical School Student Support: A Guide Based on the Experiences of Three Students ›

17 Jul 2020

Medical students have two main options in seeking student support. These are UCL psychological support services​ and ​medical student support​. You may know about these options in theory, but wonder about the reality of seeking We to…

How to Talk to a Loved One About an Eating Disorder ›

17 Jul 2020

Over 1.6 million people in the UK are estimated to be suffering from an eating disorder. Chances are, there is someone close to you who has one. Whilst you can’t force someone with an eating disorder to change their habits…

Supporting Friends through Difficult Times Summary: 05.12.2019 ›

5 Dec 2019

University is a hectic and often highly stressful place; everyone goes through difficult times, and seeing a friend who is struggling can be hard. This session helped me to reflect on how I have been as a friend when others…

Burnout Summary: 26.11.2019 ›

26 Nov 2019

On 26th November, Dr Asta Medisauskaite, a Research Fellow at UCL and an organisational psychologist, came to speak to us about burnout in doctors. She gave a very informative talk with shocking statistics about the prevalence of burnout…

Perfectionism in Medical Students Summary: 14.11.2019 ›

14 Nov 2019

This year, Medics4Medics started off the term with a discussion-based session on ‘Perfectionism’, led by Ahmed, a 5th year peer navigator. Perfectionism is complicated and multidimensional; researchers have categorized perfectionism…

Medics4Medics Has a Blog! Come as You Are. ›

14 Nov 2019

Greetings. If you haven’t seen our Facebook post, Medics4Medics (M4M) has decided to create a blog. This post is an extension of that Facebook post, and focuses on thoughts around sharing experiences. Skip to the end for the tl;dr.…