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Junior Doctors – Burnt out before we begin…

I'm exhausted. Four years of intense study, placement, and recently taking on the government have taken their toll on a body that doesn't like to play nicely at the best of times. Exhaustion I can handle. But I spent yesterday... Continue Reading →

Being Patient – the Op.

I've been trying to reflect on my 'patient experience'. Nearly everyone I have met in the month since seems to feel the need to point out how great a medic I will be having experienced a stay in hospital (4... Continue Reading →

Handing over the controls…

"How does it feel to be a patient and not a medic?" asked my amazing night nurse, H*. She's two years younger than me, also did nursing as a postgrad, and loves the idea of working in ED, like me.... Continue Reading →

Thank you.

While training as a nurse, I was introduced to the Swan metaphor. While appearing to glide gracefully across the water, not a feather out of place, a swan has to be kicking its feet like mad in order to get... Continue Reading →

The Hidden Costs of Being Wonky

Being disabled has its downsides. I know this will come as a surprise to many of you, but it's true. Once you've got over the cool mobility accessories and free parking, it's actually not so much fun. So much so... Continue Reading →

Scrubbing out

When I was young, I wanted to be an actress (that is, once I'd given up on my dream of becoming a tree. Seriously.). I was pretty crap at school; too clever for my own good (Oscar Wilde as a... Continue Reading →

Feelin’ Groovy…

My mother learnt to play one piece of music on the piano. It was Feelin'  Groovy. The irony of this is now not lost on me. Today, I saw an Orthopaedic surgeon, who had become a lovely lady in the... Continue Reading →

Grad Medicine – You will survive. Probably.

I recently blogged about how to get into Graduate Medicine, and people seemed to appreciate it, so much so that I was asked to blog about what comes next. I don't know how other medical schools run the graduate course,... Continue Reading →

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