Friday, 4 September 2020

Virtual Diploma Ceremony | September 2020 - YouTube

Virtual Diploma Ceremony | September 2020 - YouTube


The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG) Coat of Arms Symbolism:
The RCPSG (a charity) was established by Royal Charter from King James VI of Scotland (James I of England) in 1599.

*The first and fourth quarters of the shield contain the lancet that represents the surgeons, and poppy that represents the laudanum used by the physicians and the snake-entwined staff that represents Aesculapius, Greek god of medicine.

*The second quarter of the shield contains the Royal Arms of Scotland (the lion of Scotland) and reflects the gift of the original charter from King James VI of Scotland (James I of England).

*The third quarter has the familiar arms of the City of Glasgow, reflecting the College's origins in Glasgow and the West of Scotland. There are the tree that never grew, the bird that never flew, the bell that never rang and the fish that never swam.

*The supporters are Hygeia (goddess of health) on the right, and on the left, Minerva (goddess of art and science).

*The crest is an antique lamp on an open book, which symbolises the light of learning dispelling the darkness of ignorance.

*The coat of arms has two mottoes. Above is "Conjurat Amice", translated as "We live together in amity". This reflects the unique nature of the RCPSG in encompassing physicians and surgeons, whereas those of Edinburgh and London are separate. The motto below the shield reads "Non vivere sed valere vita". It is an epigram of the Roman poet Martial and can be translated into English as "Not simply to live but to enjoy life".

Main Works of Reference List (The first eight are my top favourites)

  • British National Formulary
  • British National Formulary for Children
  • Guidelines (BAD - BASHH - BHIVA - Uroweb)
  • Oxford Handbook of Genitourinary Medicine, HIV, and Sexual Health
  • Oxford Handbook of Medical Dermatology
  • Rook's Textbook of Dermatology
  • Simple Skin Surgery
  • Weedon's Skin Pathology
  • A Concise Atlas of Dermatopathology (P Mckee)
  • Andrews' Diseases of the Skin
  • Andrology (Nieschlag E FRCP, Behre M and Nieschlag S)
  • Bailey and Love's Short Practice of Surgery
  • Davidson's Essentials of Medicine
  • Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine
  • Fitzpatrick's Colour Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology (Klaus Wolff FRCP and Richard Allen Johnson)
  • Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine
  • Ganong's Review of Medical Physiology
  • Gray's Anatomy
  • Hamilton Bailey's Demonstrations of Physical Signs in Clinical Surgery
  • Hutchison's Clinical Methods
  • Lever's Histopathology of the Skin
  • Lever's Histopathology of the Skin (Atlas and Synopsis)
  • Macleod's Clinical Examination
  • Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference
  • Oxford Handbook of Clinical Examination and Practical Skills
  • Oxford Textbook of Medicine
  • Practical Dermatopathology (R Rapini)
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Holmes K et al)
  • Statistics in Clinical Practice (D Coggon FRCP)
  • Stockley's Drug Interactions
  • Treatment of Skin Disease: Comprehensive Therapeutic Strategies
  • Yen & Jaffe's Reproductive Endocrinology