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You were not the Imposter

If you’ve been on the internet or social media at any point in the past year or so, you’re probably ...
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A women dressed in blue athletic attire and headgear (foreground) about to punch another woman wearing similar attire in red

Boxing: My Saviour

My journey with boxing began about a year ago and with it came some major life changes. All for good, ...
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Man sitting in dark room with laptop

Luck vs Hard Work

The first thing they tell you when you get into medicine is that you are studying with the best of ...
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Collage of student on the wards at Kingaroy Hospital, the CT scanner, the Kingaroy Peanut Van and the Bunya Mountains

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 ...
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G40 Lecture Theatre filled with the first year cohort and presenting at the front is Dr David Ellwood and Dr Kwong Djee Chan

Reflections on Starting First Year

With the newly minted first year cohort finishing their first week, it got us thinking about what it was like ...
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That “Other” Kind of Needle: Body Modifications and the Burgeoning Medical Professional

If I was important enough to have a memoir in the future, it would probably be titled “Tattoos and Stethoscopes: ...
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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 ...
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Representing men and their emotions: Media that goes beyond stereotypes

While there may be a lot of representation of men in media, it can often rely on outdated stereotypes consisting ...
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How Brooklyn Nine-Nine challenges and redefines men in comedy

While the 2020 Griffith Med Revue, Broke Limb Nine-Nine, may have closed its curtains for the last time on Saturday ...
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8 fun ways to improve your suturing skills

One of the most attractive aspects of medicine as a career is an intellectually stimulating and hands-on work environment. I ...
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MY WELLBEING STORY: YEAR 3, 4 + BEYOND

This Blue Week, we asked people at different stages in their medical career, to share their personal Wellbeing Stories unique ...
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MY WELLBEING STORY: YEAR 2

This Blue Week, we asked people at different stages in their medical career, to share their personal Wellbeing Stories unique ...
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MY WELLBEING STORY: YEAR 1

This Blue Week, we asked people at different stages in their medical career to share their personal Wellbeing Stories unique ...
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Echo

All things in nature echo each other. We live in a world of similes where the wind blows sand in ...
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My Quarantine Podcast Addictions

My days are kind of like the cell cycle; G0 = sleep; G1 = training; S1 = uni; G2 = ...
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My caffeine free journey

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always loved tea and coffee. I would always have a stash of ...
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A perfectly imperfect way to a perfectly balanced imbalance

Balance. It’s the word on everyone’s mind these days. From diet and exercise to career advice, the word ‘balance’ is ...
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Birtinya in quarantine

Quarantine is a really weird time, made even weirder by living on the already very laidback Sunshine Coast. In the ...
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Awkward encounters and other fun things I like to think about…

We’ve all been there – you wake up on the right side of bed, the sun is shining, birds are ...
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What to do with all your Quarantime

Staying at home in your PJs starts to lose its charm a bit as you remember the days spent socialising ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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‘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 ...
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Welcome to Year 1!

The idea that a message has the power to make your tummy turn dates back as far as the OG ...
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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 ...
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Cardio… Is that Spanish?

Beyoncé once said, "I love my butter pecan ice cream, but I also love to work out”. While I agree ...
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My Wellbeing Story: YEAR 3, 4 + BEYOND

This Blue Week, we asked people at different stages in their medical career, to share their personal Wellbeing Stories unique ...
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My Wellbeing Story: YEAR 2

This Blue Week, we asked people at different stages in their medical career, to share their personal Wellbeing Stories unique ...
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My Wellbeing Story: YEAR 1

This Blue Week, we asked people at different stages in their medical career to share their personal Wellbeing Stories unique ...
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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 ...
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Perspective: How we see things becomes our truth

The P word. Perspective, defined as ‘a particular attitude towards or way of regarding something; a point of view.’ This ...
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Stanthorpe, Wine and Clinical Skills

The sun comes up; it’s a new day dawning. Together with six cars full of friends we set off to ...
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Bachelor in PBL

Gary Oldman once said, “Reality TV, to me, is the museum of social decay”. While I couldn’t agree more, I ...
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Straight Outta Southport

Remember your first comm skills session? The brief was: “Have a conversation”. I didn’t think this would be a problem ...
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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 ...
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Women Beyond the Kitchen

Last Friday I had the pleasure of hearing three inspiring women talk about their incredible journeys through the field of ...
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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 ...
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30 Second Dance Party

Worrisome thoughts seem to come in convenient packages. Just this week, I sat in DLEPP lectures about public disclosure and ...
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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 ...
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Murmur October 2018 – Official GUMS student magazine

Welcome to the October 2018 issue of the official Griffith University Medicine Society student magazine - we hope you enjoy! ...
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Your eyebrows look a little bushy

When you think of the period before exams, what phrases do you think of? Maybe, “I’m running out of time!!” ...
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Thoughts on “Do No Harm”…

Henry Marsh’s memoir, Do No Harm, is a book that’s likely been on every medical student’s reading list at some ...
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5 Podcasts You Should Really Be Plugging Into

The daily grind of dragging yourself to G40, trying not to fall asleep in lectures, contorting your body during labs ...
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5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With A Degree in Medicine

"Medical students tend to tunnel vision towards clinical practice, but some of us may not be suited for it." “What ...
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AMSA Council 2 Report

Griffith’s tradition of Hawaiian Fridays morphed into Tropical Thursday for AMSA Council 2, held in Townsville from the 29th of ...
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AMSA Council 1 Report

In April, GUMS sent five representatives to AMSA Council 1.  AMSA Council is held three times a year, and is ...
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Humans of Griffith Medical School

Sometimes it's easy to think that all medical students are the same and spend all day studying. But everyone has ...
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