A weekend in the Gold Coast

Leading on from my previous post, I must say that I am extremely overwhelmed by the response I received for being so open about what it is like to go through something that a lot of medical students try to keep behind closed doors. It was heartwarming to see all the supportive messages I received.…

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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…

Typical hospital day

I had an early start today. I was due to be in the obstetrics review centre this morning but unfortunately there was nothing going on. So after attempting to call the registrar a number of times, I was unable to get through to the doctor. Therefore in the true fashion of what every medical student…

Induction

10:30am is not a bad start for my first day of elective. After struggling a little to shake off the jet lag, I got ready and took the 45-minute bus ride to the RBWH. The hospital itself is enormous. I found myself walking in circles for a couple of minutes before figuring out exactly where…

Touchdown

I have finally arrived at my destination. It has been one of the longest journeys I have ever made but it has definitely been worth it. I have not had a chance to take in what Brisbane has to offer just yet as I arrived at approximately 5am on Sunday. However, so far I have…

Freedom

After quite possibly the hardest two weeks of my life, my final exams in medical school are finally over. It seems very surreal to have finished my fourth year. If all goes according to plan, I will never have to do these exams again. But before I start my traditional rant about the exams, I…