The RUMS Review: Back to the Beginning

A short interview with Rebecca Mackenzie, a fifth-year medical student and co-founder of the RUMS Review. What prompted you to establish the RR? The fact that a student magazine for the medical school didn’t already exist, which was crazy considering all of the amazing things going on in-and-around the medical school. It’s also lovely for alumni to see what current students are getting up to, as well as for current students to see the amazing things alumni have gone on to do. This provided the perfect platform! What was the most difficult thing about starting the RR? The easiest thing…

Prescribing Prevention

Dr Farrah Jawad is a registrar in Sport and Exercise Medicine.  She currently works at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health in London and co-ordinates the British Journal of Sports Medicine Trainee Perspective blog which can be accessed via http://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/ .  She tweets at @FJSEM It has been said that exercise, if it were a pill, would be prescribed for almost everyone and would be one of the most cost effective interventions available.Low cardiorespiratory fitness has been shown to be a more important risk factor for all-cause mortality than hypertension, high cholesterol and smoking. One systematic review and meta-analysis…