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Summer at Stanthorpe

Nothing is more rural than having your car towed because a kangaroo jumped in front of it. But let’s rewind to the start of my experience. This summer I had the opportunity to do the rural summer observership at Stanthorpe Hospital. To say I was......

Lauren Swan: master of the ‘work-life balance’

Every medical student has been asked by family, friends, strangers on the tram, what we think we want to specialise in. Female students have been suggested they should pursue certain specialisations because they are “good careers for women”. Though it’s an old-fashioned way of looking......

‘This is Going to Hurt’

I hate flying. The cramped economy seating, the strong musty smell of pre-packaged plane food and the incessant crying from babies all throughout the plane (I swear it’s like they take turns) – I hate it all. Stuck on one of these less than pleasant......

Welcome to Year 1!

The idea that a message has the power to make your tummy turn dates back as far as the OG “hey wuu2” of MSN messenger, but truly, even that does not compare to the endorphin rush that the “Congratulations and welcome to medicine” email gives!......

52 Thoughts I Have While Doing LOs

Okay, let’s do some LOs! I’ll even draw them all out and learn them this week! Let me just quickly make a cup of tea While the kettle boils, I’ll check my phone for a minute Wow another beach engagement Instagram post? Revolutionary. That’s the......

Cardio… Is that Spanish?

Beyoncé once said, “I love my butter pecan ice cream, but I also love to work out”. While I agree with Queen Bey about the ice cream, I don’t think I’ve ever used “love” and “workout” in the same sentence, unless it’s “I love to......