My ‘first intubation*’ went very much like my first opportunity to suture. Considering that the first sutures I ever sewed were an episiotomy [Google it at your own peril!], it shouldn’t be difficult for you to envision how this special activity may have gone for me a few weeks ago. This is a moment that … Continue reading My first ‘intubation’:
My 2016 ended in one of the most socially-daunting ways possible: freshly-single, and in a completely new rotation group. To put this into context, one’s rotation group is the group one spends from the beginning of 4th year until halfway through 5th year with, with the hopes of sticking together into SIC for a further … Continue reading The semester before SIC
A few weeks ago I completed my Forensics rotation, which is essentially a 5th year medical student’s first exposure to a fresh dead body – 3 cases a day for 5 days. I sound like a bit of a psycho emphasising that the bodies were, in fact, fresh dead bodies, but allow me to contextualise. I … Continue reading Alive, or just breathing?
So far 2017 has been all that I have hoped it would be – busy. Don’t get me wrong, I have always been a ‘busy person’, but this is a better kind of busy; a wanderlust kind of busy extending not just to my personal life, but to my medical degree too. Standing in the middle … Continue reading A Wanderlust-kind-of-busy…