I am now in full swing in my postgrad at UCL. Two twelve hour shifts over the weekend rolling into lectures into lectures throughout the week. I wanted to get information on projects so in between this I've been juggling multiple meetings and reading around each project in order not to waste the supervisors' time. … Continue reading Man, what a beating
It was my first day at UCL. In the morning the induction was much the same as any other departments. Talks on plagiarism, university policies, timetabling/deadlines, and marking schemes. It got real when researchers started giving talks on their projects. What really encapsulated the essence of why I wanted to apply physics to medicine was … Continue reading X-ray research develops more than just medicine
This is a first of a series where I and Nathan Blake answer questions and generally talk about med tech and clinical innovation in a relaxed fashion. Warning! The podcast is up to an hour long, is tangential and also contains personal anecdotes and light politics. As opposed to the inspirational clinicians section that tries … Continue reading Bryan Podcast: Episode 2
The more familiar you get with code and databases the more you cringe when you hear that the data is in Excel. As soon as I got the hang of databases I would try my best to avoid excel at all costs. It's slow, takes up a lot of memory for what it's storing, gets … Continue reading Use Excel? Automate and speed up the boring stuff with Python!
This is a first of a series where I and Nathan Blake answer questions and generally talk about med tech and clinical innovation in a relaxed fashion. Warning! The podcast is over an hour long, is tangential and also contains personal anecdotes and light politics. As opposed to the inspirational clinicians section that tries to … Continue reading Bryan Podcast: Episode 1
Finding a niche in coding can help you get your foot in the professional door, however, there are some risks. If your skill set is too narrow you can force yourself out of the competition. If you risk it and jump in a trending part of tech that doesn't catch on you've also forced yourself … Continue reading You’re a clinician, you already have a coding niche.
I recently went to the Polish cultural institute in Hammersmith to see a talk on the WW2 enigma machine. I was not disappointed, the good condition facilitated a working demonstration. Not only was this a treat to see from a historical perspective, it is a physical embodiment of how high, and low level code works … Continue reading Enigma, a mechanical analogy to software
This year has been very rewarding. Students, juniors, and seniors have been sharing their stories and desires. Although it's heart warming, to to see clinicians learning how to code, I'm aware that the early stages of interest are very delicate. In the early stages, you won't be able to produce something cool or useful. Like … Continue reading Tips for clinicians who want to commit to learning code
From what my email inbox tells me there is an interest from junior doctors who want to learn how to code. Some see it as a way to get out of medicine, others see it as a mandatory skill for innovation forced by the ever increasing presence of machine learning and tech in healthcare. Some … Continue reading Should a clinician honestly learn how to code to advance their career?
My postgrad is coming close. The hours worked in A and E will be reduced soon and I'm having to refer project opportunities to other people. One thing that gladly doesn't change is the email correspondence. I love hearing from people, exchanging ideas and listening to other peoples' stories. Recently I have received a number of … Continue reading What do you want out of this?