Category: Medicine

Mind The Medics part one

The GP raised her tired gaze to meet mine.

‘I just wanted it all to stop. The overwhelming revolving door of patients, the bureaucracy, the workplace politics, my home life. All that damn pressure all the damn time. I, I… I needed it to stop’.

Her eyes returned to concentrate on the loose filaments of cloth on her jacket sleeve that she had been picking at for the last thirty minutes. The room lapsed into a natural silence as my colleague and I scribbled down her pensive answers to our intrusive questioning. Questions that she too perhaps had used in her clinic room to weed out patients with mood symptoms severe enough that they might take an attempt on their lives… 

The 20 Things Medical School Taught Me

Medical School is an experience unparalled with no other. Having made it through to the other side, I can now look back without PTSD fondly on those 6 crazy years of my life and offer 20 anecdotal (but painfully true) steep learning curves I encountered during my training as a medical student. And so, in no

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Medical Elective: The Beginning

Medical Elective. The two words a young medical student, at the beginning of the journey from novice to junior doctor, clings to during mind-numbingly dull lectures on cell mitochondria and intense grillings from Consultants on hospital placements. Not least of all, during those dark and lengthy revision periods where one’s peers have already been released

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