Student Intern – with the emphasis on student, please!

On day 1 of SIC, I realised that... things are much the same. We are 'bigger fish' in a still-murky pond, but there will always be even bigger fish out there, no matter what level you get to. This is somewhat comforting. This point hit home this morning when I watched how a 30-something year old, … Continue reading Student Intern – with the emphasis on student, please!

It’s been a hard day’s night, I should be sleeping like a log…

This week I part-took in a sleep-deprivation study, as part of an Audiology student’s Master’s Degree project. Baseline tests were conducted before this 24 hour period of sleep-deprivation, and again afterwards, and consisted of a variety of hearing and concentration/attention tests. As medical students, despite our calls still being ‘baby calls’ [max 6-8 hours long], … Continue reading It’s been a hard day’s night, I should be sleeping like a log…

“So…what are you going to specialise in?”

“So, what are you going to specialise in”? is a question I’ve been asked at least 100 times – starting even before I got into medicine 4.5 years ago.  It’s as absurd as asking a bunch of 16 year olds to make major decisions about their future – say in the form of choosing subjects … Continue reading “So…what are you going to specialise in?”