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CMF Blogs occasionally include posts by guest authors on a variety of topics.

Recent blog posts written by Guest


Joy, sorrow and satisfaction – medical mission in Ecuador

My own personal journey to becoming a medical missionary began when I finished secondary school and went on a short-term mission team to Ecuador. While we ran a Bible club for slum children a five-year-old boy, Juan, came to our attention. He had a gangrenous […]


Losing trust – why immunisation programmes fail

What do South Wales, North Nigeria and Northwest Pakistan have in common? They all have outbreaks of serious viral infections which could easily have been prevented by vaccines which are known to be effective. So why are children not being immunised? There are many reasons […]


‘Life is but a breath’ – medical mission in Ecuador

As physicians in the UK we see tragedies and heartbreak; the stillborn baby, the young father who dies of cancer, a child who is run over. Working as a physician in Ecuador I have witnessed many, many more tragedies; young mothers with terrible, neglected, fungating […]


CMF National Student Conference 2013 – a review

It’s a special month, February. Valentine’s day; Superbowl; Waitangi day; National Bird-Feeding Month… but of course the main event to note is the CMF National Student Conference! Preceded by the International Medical Students Conference (IMSC) it’s one of the highlights of the CMF year. Delegates […]


Top 10 tips: applying for specialty training (part 2)

Part 2 of Dr Sarah Maidment’s advice on applying for specialty training for junior doctors. Part 1 can be seen here. 6. Complete the application form carefully When application forms are released, you won’t have a great deal of time to complete them. You may […]