Just grow a thicker skin

And just like that May has rolled in – leaving us with mere months before we take our oaths and become Doctors. Not only did I think this day would never come, but I never imagined that I would feel as prepared as I do when this day comes. As a 2nd year medical student … Continue reading Just grow a thicker skin

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How to make a 24 hour call bearable

3 words any (sane) medical student dreads to hear: 24 hour call. The time has come for us to tackle our first 24h calls - luckily in one of my favourite rotations. But no matter how passionate you are, the thought of being at Kalafong (or any state hospital for that matter) for 24 hours … Continue reading How to make a 24 hour call bearable

The Jewel of the Eastern Free State…

⇢⇢⇢✼ CLARENS ✼⇠⇠⇠ Where is it? Free State, 42km from the (North-Western) Caledonspoort border post of Lesotho Distance from Northcliff (Johannesburg): 323km one-way from Northcliff* How long will the drive take?: 3h24m one-way from Northcliff* Cost of petrol: R319 one way (R638 total)** Tolls: R106 one way (R212 total)*** Pit-stops? Reitz for b-fast & a … Continue reading The Jewel of the Eastern Free State…

“Alice: How long is forever? White Rabbit: Sometimes, just one second.”

I’m not sure what possesses me every Monday morning driving to Kalafong, but I always get an impulse to try a new route (yes, to a hospital I’ve been driving to since 3rd year). And if you know anything about the traffic on a Monday morning you’ll know that it’s worse than sitting through a … Continue reading “Alice: How long is forever? White Rabbit: Sometimes, just one second.”