Reflections

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.
No, your GP is not ‘just a doctor’ Read Article →

No, your GP is not ‘just a doctor’

The first time I heard the phrase ‘just a doctor’ I was still in high school.
The Perks of Going Rural Read Article →

The Perks of Going Rural

There are few things medical students dread more than OSCEs, but one of them is the impending intern crisis.

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