As I’m nearing the end of my time in medical school, I thought I should probably clear out my hospital placement bag and give it a really good clean (it’s probably got MRSA on it somewhere). Here’s a bunch of
Morning 5:30 Wake up freaking out I’M LATE Oh wait… I’m not on surg anymore I’ve got another 2 hours sleep. Thank god for 9-5 psychiatry. 7:30 Alarm goes off… Snoozed 8:00 Three snoozes later… damnit still late 8:15 Sprint
This is my second clinical year of medical school and although it hasn’t been long, I’ve had some pretty interesting conversations with patients. I decided to document a few of them that have come about several times over the last
Everyone has a ward personality – from the ward rat who never leaves to the ghost the team have never met. Hopefully you’ll have figured out how much you value you ward time somewhere along the way and know what
Morning 0530 Alarm goes off. Snoozed. 0545 Alarm goes off. Snoozed. 0600 Alarm goes off. I’m very awake and very late. 0615 Drive aggressively to try find free parking near the hospital. 0708 Try to sneakily join the registrar ward
The ‘_______ people are people too’ lectures and other topics that should be common sense Every rotation we seem to get another round of lectures with the overarching theme of *insert demographic here* are people too. The most recent one
Failure doesn’t fit into the lives of any medical student. We are all crazy type A people with the goals of achieving 110% in every exam, scooping up all the awards on graduation day, being Medical Student of the century
Why relationships outside a medical career are hard. But so damn necessary Disclaimer: I have no perfect solutions for this. This is a part of my life I struggle with, and know many others do too. Maybe that’s why
Quick foreword: my cynicism knows no bounds. If you’re unlike me and thus have never had and never will have any problem with the mindfulness movement, please leave, go ahead and enjoy its benefits untainted by doubt and distrust.
“There is an art, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.” – Life, the Universe and Everything We’ve learnt heaps from Dr Brazil about simulations.
“The reason why it was published in the form of a micro sub meson electronic component is that if it were printed in normal book form, an interstellar hitchhiker would require several inconveniently large buildings to carry it around in.”–
“Space, is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space.” – A Hitchhiker’s
Trudging through the stress-pit of hell that is fourth year hardly seems the ideal time to make big life decisions, but then again if you signed up for a medical degree looking for well-timed opportunities and an abundance of time
I had an interesting experience whilst on my mental health placement last week. I have just started on a Psychiatry rotation and have had the privilege of speaking to several patients with various psychiatric conditions. This is usually followed by
The time has finally come for us to release the first episode in our interview series! Now, we’re going to need you to vote for what you would like the first episode to be. Just in case you forgot what