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The latest issue of the Journal of the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (JNDS) is now available to read.

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Cover image - Vol. 1 No. 2 (2021): Hilary Term 2021

In this new issue of JNDS, there is a series of six excellent case studies from Oxford medical students and two more surgeon profiles to celebrate diversity. Jamie McVeigh spotlights Ed Sideso, whilst Conor Hennessy, Elisha Ngetich and Devon Brameier write about the amazing story of Mary Jane Seacole.

Plus, Emily Hotine provides a thought-provoking article about 'Racism in Medicine: Education and Employment' and in his editorial, Dilraj Kalsi builds on the introduction to values-based practice and shared decision-making by Bill Fulford.

Read this issue of JNDS

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