When Trauma block traumatises you…

Studying for my trauma block test has been a bit... traumatic. Once you reach this point in your medical degree, a strange transition occurs whereby you are READY for things to become more practical, and suddenly studying/cramming [whatever your style is] for tests, trying to cover all the past papers and last-minute tips, and trying … Continue reading When Trauma block traumatises you…

We don’t need no thought control…

One day you will die and everything you've worked for won't matter. All the hours you've spent being the best at what you do won’t matter. Like being an artist, for instance: thousands of hours of drawing, observation, practice, dreams, ideas, sleepless nights, finger calluses, simply won’t matter. Maybe you become a pro, and maybe … Continue reading We don’t need no thought control…

Maxwell’s Silver Hammer…Weskoppies-style

On Sunday morning I ambled off to the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Newtown – honoured to have been given the opportunity to give a talk to a room full of bright and aspiring medical students through Dr Anton Scheepers’ The Apprentice Doctor’s ‘Future Doctor’s Program’. ‘Overwhelming’ is the only word I can think of to … Continue reading Maxwell’s Silver Hammer…Weskoppies-style