My elective in Australia

After months of chasing up various people for documents, the long process of applying through the University of Queensland and being insistent on being placed in the obstetrics and gynaecology department, I am finally finished with my 4 weeks of placement. It has been a rollercoaster of mixed emotions but I have tried to enjoy…

Birth suite

An hour into my shift on the birth suite, I got to see a beautiful baby girl come into the world. This is very different to praying that someone would come into the hospital in labour whilst I was on my obstetrics and gynaecology rotation in Lancaster; where medical students are lucky to have at…

Aussie scrubs

The patient in gynaecology theatre was a complex case of endometriosis. But before I start talking about what I saw, I am going to start off by talking about how cute the scrubs are at RBWH.  On top of the trousers and top, you also have the option of wearing a jacket for the endless…

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Would a trip to Australia really be complete without seeing koalas and kangaroos? The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the world’s oldest and largest koala sanctuary. Aside from those two marsupials, the park is the habitat of various other animals. As soon as I entered the gates, the smell of eucalyptus took me straight back…

Dealing with failure

As the title suggests this is not a great post. I was seriously debating whether I should write a blog post about it but after having slept on it, I decided I want to at least start changing the perception of failure a bit by bit within my medical school. It is taking me a…