Real people. Real illness. Real voices.

A learning resource for UK medical students

Speaking Clinically is a video archive of patients talking openly about their medical conditions. It can be used as a teaching aid or for self-directed study. This resource is operated by the Medical Schools Council and available to students at its member medical schools.

In a nutshell

Speaking Clinically is a collection of movies of patients talking frankly and openly about their medical conditions.

Collected over more than two decades, the material is entirely unrehearsed and the camera handheld so that nuances of communication are captured in detail.

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As a medical student who is always looking for modern ways to learn, this has to be the best so far! There is nothing currently in the app store that comes close. I will definitely be using this in the future.

Viren University of Bristol medical student

What makes it amazing is the humanity of the content. The manic depression and breast cancer videos are so touching. It's perfect medicine, matter of fact but emotionally understanding and human.

Rebecca Patient