Wow, it has been quite a while since I have opened this page and my word a lot of things have things changed. Firstly, my apologies for my absence over the past few months, I took a tiny break that then turned into a prolonged leave and I have nothing to blame but my own … More The doctor is back!
Hello, I hope everyone is doing well. As promised, I’m sharing what has happened with my application for internships next year… I got my first preference! I will be at a large metro hospital that is renowned for its trauma and lung transplant services. It also has a radiology rotation for interns, which is a … More Update: I’ve got a job!
There’s a hierarchy that exists within the hospital. Us medical students are at the bottom of it, but there is a whole food chain that we must slowly climb with each year that passes. From an intern, to a resident, to a registrar and finally a consultant, the journey is a long and tedious one. … More The higher you go, the less you know
Firstly, thank you to everyone for being so supportive and encouraging in my previous post. I am sorry I haven’t had the chance to reply or be really active on this space, but I thought I’d give you an update on what’s happening. It’s been a shit show. Words cannot even describe how disappointed and … More What an absolute train wreck
Before anyone reads this and thinks I’ve been admitted into hospital, I’ll clarify and say that I’m back on clinical placement, in a medical student capacity. Our medical school asked for some final years to volunteer themselves to start their “transition to clinical practise” program earlier than originally scheduled. This way, placements can be staggered … More And… we’re back at the hospital
The time has come. Time for stress, uncertainties and crippling anxiety over the near future. Internship applications have just opened for us final-year medical students, which means the next month will be a flurry of navigating different hospitals’ job application portals, writing contrived cover letters and embellishing lackluster resumes to sell ourselves. To understand why … More And so it begins
I suppose there’s no need to explain what’s currently happening in the world and the fact that many of us are concerned and have had to make drastic changes in our lives as precautions. It’s an uncertain time for us all and as tensions run high I hope we remember to stay compassionate and respectful … More How this pandemic is impacting me (and it's not what you think)
I wanted to be many things growing up as a child. Journalist, lawyer, author, university lecturer, television presenter, veterinarian, I flirted with many ideas. I have since crossed off several of these from the list, however for some the infamous phrase “never say never,” still applies (looking at you author and lecturer). It was halfway … More When I grow up I want to be… not a doctor
1. Always round up. You surely can’t start working at 10:05am can you? Might as well start at 11:00am. 2. And if the next time you check the clock it says 11:01am, round it up again. 3. Prioritise the things you need to do. That online sale that expires in the next two hours is … More 10 ways to maximise your procrastination