Janine Henderson, MB BS Programme Director at Hull York Medical School (HYMS) is a Series Editor for Eureka, a series of texts for undergraduate medical students, the first six of which have now been published. She was involved with its inception, planning the titles for the series and ensuring that each book’s content relates closely to today’s integrated medical curriculum. She is also an author of Eureka Psychiatry. Dr Andy Brown, Senior Lecturer in Medical Education in HYMS, & Consultant Rheumatologist is an author of Eureka Rheumatology and Orthopaedics.
Eureka is an innovative series for students that fully integrates core science, clinical medicine and surgery. It features patient cases to develop clinical reasoning, graphic narratives, SBAs and a wealth of other learning tools. There are 15 clinical titles and 5 core science titles. The books are designed to reflect today’s medical degree courses with emphasis on:
> relevance and application of core science to clinical practice
> skills required to examine and communicate with patients
> integrated care across primary and acute care settings
> Clinical titles – disease-based, clinical cases, system-specific core science
> Science titles – bedrock biomedical principles, clinical cases
Undergraduate students from HYMS have also been actively involved in creating Eureka, reviewing design, content and accessibility to ensure that Eureka is the perfect learning tool for medical students. Aliza Imam and Joseph Suich, both fourth year students have contributed feedback to most of the titles in the series. Aliza says: “The books have arrived. I think they look fantastic! And have already started using them! They really have made revision more exciting over the last couple of days! I think the chapters have been laid out very well, making the books very readable. Thank you so much for getting me involved. I have thoroughly enjoyed it and have found it very beneficial”