With more doctors joining MedShr and discussing cases, we wanted to highlight our wonderful Editorial team.
These are medical professionals from all specialities and seniorities who volunteer their time and expertise to encourage colleagues to share and discuss interesting and challenging cases.
Our first introduction is Mrs. Nadine Coull, a consultant urological surgeon at Kingston Hospital. Nadine studied at University College London, completing basic surgical training in Ipswich, before a Masters in Surgery. She later developed a special interest in the management of urinary incontinence. Mrs Coull is currently the chair of the Regional Continence Network and an examiner for the European Board of Urology.
MedShr: What inspired you to study medicine?
Mrs. Nadine Coull: I was inspired to study medicine from a young age. My father was a surgeon, and I remember him coming home, picking me up and cuddling me, and I used to love the way he smelled. Ironically, it’s a smell most people hate, one they associate with hospitals, but for me it was a smell of safety and security and maybe because of this I was never frightened of hospitals - I found them fascinating. As I grew up, it became clear that my academic leaning was towards the sciences and so studying medicine was a natural progression. I love my job. I meet new people every day with different problems and, because urology has a strong medical component, as well as a surgical element, I have to use my brain as well as my hands!
MedShr: What is your favourite case on MedShr?
Mrs. Nadine Coull: My favourite case on Medshr is Stone Wall Street - simply because the image is a fabulous example of a 3D coronal CT reconstruction which has revolutionised planning for percutaneous surgery. And it’s a little-known phenomenon outside of urology!
MedShr: Why do you think MedShr is different?
Mrs. Nadine Coull: I believe MedShr is a true study aid for the 21st century. There is no substitute for experience, but with the EWTD, shift systems and the disintegration of the old fashioned clinical firm, it can be difficult for today’s doctors to be exposed to as many patients as some of their predecessors. I think MedShr helps to correct that balance by providing a secure platform where cases and clinical images can be shared and commented on in an open, educational forum. It is quick to access, via smartphone or tablet, and allows instant uploading through an easy-to-navigate interface. It is my view that it should be used not only for the weird and the wonderful, but also for sharing management ideas about more common conditions.
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We look forward to seeing your cases and comments on MedShr!