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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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