As my Respiratory term comes to a close (2 weeks to go!) I thought it would be a good time to reflect on the last couple of months. We had an unusually quiet 2 months as all the staff keep telling us. The busiest I got was having 18 patients in a day. My … More Lungs, lungs, lungs
So it seems that medical school applications for 2017 are heating up! GAMSAT results were released and there were many happy and just as many disappointed hopefuls. I thought it would be a good time to share how I managed to get in to medical school and hopefully my story might help you to get … More How I got into medical school
As I sit in the doctors room at 0355 during my final night shift in ICU and my final shift in ICU for the year I thought I would write and reflect on my time in this environment… I wrote the above sentence and then proceeded to fall asleep on the couch… So let me … More Things I have learnt in the ICU
The last month has passed by so quickly! It’s been a busy month which is why I’m only just writing here now! When I last wrote I had just completed by radiology course online. From there I went straight in to preparing for my advanced life support 2 course which I completed in Melbourne earlier … More ALS2, Travel, Study and Work
So I’m currently towards the end of my week off post ICU shifts… I thought I’d be smart and do a radiology course online for the last 2 days by Lightbox Radiology. I completed X-ray: Combined Chest and Emergency Interpretation. Holy cow after 2 days I’m officially fried but have I improved my X-ray skills! … More Brain death by Radiology
And with that, the last 12 months have ensured that I completed my internship! It was a long, roller coaster of a slog, but I am out the other side complete, albeit with a bit less patience. I spent my last week helping the new intern settle in to their upcoming term and it’s amazing … More Internship complete!
Welcome to my blog. This page will be a series of snippets of my life as a junior doctor navigating the ruthless hurdles to ultimately become an Anaesthetist, as well as how I work on achieving the ultimate goal of work-life balance. I hope this blog will encourage and motivate myself and whoever else reads it to get … More It’s 2016.