Reflections

Late Bloomers Read Article →

Late Bloomers

When I first decided to pursue medicine, or at least pursue getting into medicine – me, a 25-year-old whose approach to the natural sciences typically centred around avoiding or, if absolutely necessary, attempting and then comprehensively failing the subject – I anticipated problems.
The Arts of Medicine Read Article →

The Arts of Medicine

“I feel more confident and more satisfied with myself when I reflect that I have two professions and not one.
An apple a day kept the doctor away… and then I got cancer Read Article →

An apple a day kept the doctor away… and then I got cancer

When I was diagnosed with leukaemia, a friend told me not to worry because ‘dying of cancer would be awesome’.
A reason to vote ‘yes’ Read Article →

A reason to vote ‘yes’

“If you’re gay, I will kill you.
Sterilising Empathy Read Article →

Sterilising Empathy

What comes to mind when you hear of the fictitious medical genius Dr.
The perils of the Z-score: Confessions of an average medical student Read Article →

The perils of the Z-score: Confessions of an average medical student

I am an average medical student driven mad by the Hunger Games-style, hyper-competitive process of attaining an internship in Victoria.
Learning by doing: the realities of inexperience Read Article →

Learning by doing: the realities of inexperience

An essential part of learning for every health professional student is the practical component of hands-on learning.
Working in Familiar Surroundings Read Article →

Working in Familiar Surroundings

During the Easter break earlier this year, I undertook some work experience shadowing a GP in my home town.
How a few words gave me hope after I lost all four of my limbs Read Article →

How a few words gave me hope after I lost all four of my limbs

I’m a quadruple amputee.

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