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16 Jul The Awkward Tales of a Medical Student

The medical student is a creature of habit. Every morning, it wakes up, hoping that today will be a productive and efficient day, making fanciful goals for success. Every night it goes to sleep, having achieved none of what it had planned, self-loathing and an...

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16 May Bachelor in PBL

Gary Oldman once said, “Reality TV, to me, is the museum of social decay”. While I couldn’t agree more, I have to admit that social decay makes for great TV. From catfights to golden one-liners like “umbrella of ambiguity” or “so much chemistry it’s like...

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04 May Straight Outta Southport

Remember your first comm skills session? The brief was: “Have a conversation”. I didn’t think this would be a problem. I’m generally pretty chatty (sometimes to the grandest of degrees if there’s food involved). But I got into the double mirrored room and had 7 pairs...

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16 Apr I Broke Up With a Boy… Using SPIKES

…and it was the best break up I’ve ever had. I’ve grown up on a steady entertainment diet of Taylor Swift, teen rom-coms and Disney. Dramatic confessions of feelings are all I’ve ever known. My relationships have always been filled with soaring heights or the deepest...

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18 Mar Women Beyond the Kitchen

Last Friday I had the pleasure of hearing three inspiring women talk about their incredible journeys through the field of medicine. It got me thinking about the experience of women in medicine around the world and particularly those in impoverished regions. As I began to...

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04 Mar The time we all got diarrhoea

18 metres from a public toilet and my friend is defecating in a bush. She’s got her face buried in a bucket and tears streaming down her face. We have never been in a more helpless, dignity compromising, situation During recent travels we were lucky enough...

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18 Feb 30 Second Dance Party

Worrisome thoughts seem to come in convenient packages. Just this week, I sat in DLEPP lectures about public disclosure and learnt about the benefits and consequences of whistleblowing when patient safety is at stake (FYI there seem to be an overwhelming amount of consequences!). I watched...

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04 Feb So now you are in Med School…

I still remember the feeling I had when I opened the email that confirmed my place in the Medicine program at Griffith. I had a tear in my eye and couldn’t wait to tell my whole family that my dream had become a reality! I’m...

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