As a student doctor (and potential student doctor) you have developed skills and acquired knowledge that can benefit many people around you, you do not have to travel to the other side of the globe to have a positive impact! It is amazing the opportunities you have as student doctors to support the health of… Read More How to Raise Money For A Medical Placement?
What is Depression? Depression is a mental illness that is predominantly associated with the following symptoms: low mood, lack of energy and loss of enjoyment in our usual activities. Student doctors and practicing doctors can say these core symptoms of low mood, anergy and anhedonia quicker than saying pseudopseduohypoparathyroidism. But identifying these symptoms within oneself is… Read More Depression and Medical School
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A poem written by Dr Amid, a junior doctor. At the forefront They say that whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger Say that to the oncology patients, the pain in their eyes, wishing not to remain any longer My heart tremors as I walk down the corridor The palpitations of my index fingers… Read More Poem: At the Forefront
Medicine is similar to other professions is many ways, but it is also different from other professions in many more ways. The hustle of medical school is like no other undergraduate course. As well as studying for a degree, you have begun your training for the career. Your career starts now. You have now adopted… Read More Inspirational Quote: Sometimes, they just won’t get it.
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I was given the opportunity to be the surgeon’s assistant for a left inguinal hernia repair procedure. I felt honoured because I had no previous experience with the surgeon but nevertheless gave me this opportunity. This opportunity sowed a seed, I have discovered my interest in surgery and as I have progressed through the Junior… Read More Medical Student Experience: Enthusiasm
In medical school, you adopt the ‘work hard’ culture, but it is equally important to remember the culture of relaxation. Sometimes, the moment you sit still, you feel a sense of guilt for not doing ‘something’. The truth is, in Medical School, there will always be ‘something’ for you to do. There is always work… Read More Medical School:Have A Kit Kat…Take A Break!
I really enjoyed the experience of working in a clinical environment. I was excited because it felt unreal, I’d fought hard to get into medical school and I was potentially standing in the environment I would be working in in the near future. It gave me that extra encouragement from time to time when I… Read More My Clinical Experience So Far
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