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28 Jul The Stitches of Final Year

There’s something meditative about suturing. Positioning the first bite, puncturing the tattered skin and fascia, pronating your wrist to feed the needle through. So, whenever the opportunity has arisen in my Emergency Medicine rotation, I’ve taken it. My interrupted sutures have never been so aesthetically pleasing. But,...

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A women dressed in blue athletic attire and headgear (foreground) about to punch another woman wearing similar attire in red

17 Mar Boxing: My Saviour

My journey with boxing began about a year ago and with it came some major life changes. All for good, I believe.  It might sound cliché, but this sport makes me feel alive. There is a common notion that feeling has a lot to do...

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02 Mar Luck vs Hard Work

The first thing they tell you when you get into medicine is that you are studying with the best of the best; the cream of the crop. Certainly, everyone that gets in is hard working, is at least somewhat intelligent, and is usually a little...

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Collage of student on the wards at Kingaroy Hospital, the CT scanner, the Kingaroy Peanut Van and the Bunya Mountains

17 Feb Making Memories in Kingaroy

I’m not an outdoorsy kinda gal. I like having access to everything I need right outside my doorstep and the thought of repeatedly running into my neighbours at the supermarket truly unnerves me. So, if you’d told me that one day I’d fall in love...

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21 Sep My Men’s Mental Health Story

Story 1 One of the biggest challenges I've faced with my mental health is undoubtedly the image of men needing to be stoic. Not only is it reinforced with men, but further reinforced by my culture. It took me many years to realise that bottling up...

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