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Warning: flatus Diagnose it Yourself – DIY – Bloaty Have a go at diagnosing this patient with vague gastrointestinal symptoms. Quiz questions and real case based discussion included! read more
abdominal pain Diagnose it Yourself – DIY – Abdominal Pain Our first 'long case' with quiz questions! read more
Births, Deaths and Miscarriages The story of a junior doctor working a busy weekend in a district hospital read more
Three Tips for taking a Medical History I don’t often write an article with ‘tips’ for a ‘skill’. Almostadoctor tends to be made up of concise lists of facts. Which is useful. But skills are more difficult to acquire. And not… read more
almostadoctor needs you! almostadoctor needs the help of volunteers like you so we can provide you with such great resources for the incredible price of... free! There are loads of ways that you can get involved. You don't… read more
A vial of Morphine Give me morphine! A first hand account of an abusive patient and family in the emergency department demanding opiates. Handled by a very scared junior grade doctor. read more
Junior Doctors Emigrate Australia New Zealand How to Get a Job In Australia or New Zealand Career advice for junior doctors thinking of emigrating to Australia or New Zealand. From a doctor who did it. read more
Almostadoctor wins an award for doctor! Very exciting news! For his work on almostadoctor, our founder, Dr Tom Leach has been named as one of the ‘Top Medical Innovators’ by the Health Service Journal in their latest edition.   Named… read more