Reflections

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.
Inside the operating theatre Read Article →

Inside the operating theatre

"Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent"
Bipolar disorder: It pays to talk about it Read Article →

Bipolar disorder: It pays to talk about it

Simon and I shared the same behavioural studies class together.
What it’s like to be a medical student with a mental illness Read Article →

What it’s like to be a medical student with a mental illness

On the surface, I personify health.
The Allure of the Emergency Department Read Article →

The Allure of the Emergency Department

For most people, the red and blue flashing lights of an ambulance signal that something has gone awry.

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