Category Archives: Medicine

Doctors and patients, suffering and healing, life and death. A career path in medicine can be daunting, draining yet very rewarding… Here I just write some random thoughts and things about my experiences…

So you want to be a doctor? Advice for those considering studying medicine

Choosing your career path can be a difficult decision. Especially if you are not 100% sure of what you want to do or what your options are. If you are considering studying medicine I would advise you to first get … Continue reading

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My Mathematical Frustrations with Birth Dates

I did quite a bit of maths when I worked in the government hospitals. Hardly any of the patients know their age. So when you ask “how old are you?” , the patients respond with their year of birth; 1952 … Continue reading

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Patients ask strange questions

In general the patients I see in private practice are a bit more educated than patients in the government hospitals, but not always. I was doing a locum at a practice when a man came in to do an HIV … Continue reading

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Embarrassing Medical Student Story

As second year medical students we had to practice taking histories on patients. This sounds easy but it can become challenging especially when you and the patient don’t speak the same language. In a group of three we ventured into … Continue reading

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Recommendation letter for a Rock

A collegue told me on my last day at work that our boss will not be able to write me a letter of recommendation because I suck too much. I was shocked, confused and offended because I generally work quite … Continue reading

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Remembering how to study- 10 tips

Can one forget how to study? Its slowly coming back to me, but my brain feels as if its done 1000 push-ups.  I feel like I’m stu-DYING. How did I pass Med school? 10 Tips which help me get back … Continue reading

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