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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While there may be a lot of representation of men in media, it can often rely on outdated stereotypes consisting ...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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