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“So Coroner what was the cause of death?”

Friday, 12  April 2019 by Hafsa Omer Sulaiman, MBBS 2022 “The spike penetrated the chest wall and perforated the aortic arch; a few centimetres to the right and she may have pulled through.” That went through my head as I was waiting in front of the anatomy lab during my first week of medical school. [...]

The biochemistry between us

Tuesday, 04  February 2019 by Dr Chloe Antoniou, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry My fondest childhood memory was teaching my younger sister math. Being four years older than her, I felt that it was the sisterly thing to do so she can be prepared about what the future beholds. Not sharing my knowledge of long [...]

“Congrats, you’re a doctor” Now what?

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 by Eleni Naria Hadjicosta, Alumni 2018 You start with a goal. Graduate med school. Pretty big thinking when you’re 18 years old.  And then one day, you wake up, and realise you’ve done it. You are now a doctor. All those years of hard work, all the sweat and tears, the [...]

PBLx SGUL-UNIC: A unique brand of learning, catered by Zorbas

Thursday, 10 January 2019 by Elsie Marieanne Sowah, MBBS 2021 It’s around 10:30 and you’re using every last drop of the grade school-inculcated discipline within you to ignore the pink Zorba’s box (baked goods/pastries) on top of the fridge. The last Report Back is underway and your eyes are oscillating between what’s becoming a blue [...]

300+ BP measurements during the Cyprus Anti-Cancer Society’s Xmas Fiesta

Thursday, 6 December 2018 by Elsie Sowah, MBBS 2021 On Saturday1 December the echo of the Cyprus Boy Scouts’ marching band reverberated throughout the lobby of the Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC) Central Office in Nicosia at around 10:05am to mark the start of the 8th Annual Christmas Fiesta hosted by the Cyprus Anti-Cancer Society. [...]

Successful Mobile Clinic Expedition to Larnaca: Movember Edition

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 by Rasha Ahmed Abdalla Taha Eid, MD 2023 On Saturday 17 November, a group of medical student volunteers participated in the mobile clinic expedition that took place in Ermou square in Larnaca. As soon as the students arrived on location, they set up their equipment in preparation for the day ahead. [...]

Mobile Clinic goes to Platres village for screening of ophthalmological diseases

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 by Jennifer Lyons, MBBS 2022 Last Saturday, 10 November 2018, the Mobile Clinic in collaboration with the Pantheo Eye Center travelled to Platres to perform ophthalmology checks. The Mobile Clinic team made a first stop in Limassol, at the Pantheo Eye Center, to pick up the necessary equipment for the expedition [...]

Life in Cyprus

Living in Cyprus can be a real joy. With 300 days of sunshine a year, beautiful beaches, delicious food and kind people, you’ll soon agree with a saying they have on the island: “It’s paradise!” Especially for students, Cyprus offers many perks, from being named the safest country in the world for young people, to [...]

Is a student residence right for you?

Moving is hard, and it’s even harder if you’re in a new country, and at a new school. But one thing that can make it so much easier is living in student housing. Where you live affects your life in and out of the classroom, and choosing the right housing makes this life transition just [...]

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