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How To Hold Down a Job in Med School

How To Hold Down a Job in Med School

Getting into medical school is a dream come true for so many of us. Unfortunately, though, the elation is short-lived when you’re suddenly hit with the financial burden of having to move out of home, pay rent and bills, buy groceries, and study full-time for 5  years...

The Lessons I Learnt from Getting it Wrong

The Lessons I Learnt from Getting it Wrong

A fourth year medical student reflects on the mistakes he's made and how to reconcile these experiences for reflection and growth.“That’s a shit answer.” Ouch. There was an abruptness to the admonishment that made it doubly jarring. I hadn’t quite braced myself for a...

10 Ways You Can Take Climate Action as a Medical Student

10 Ways You Can Take Climate Action as a Medical Student

No longer is climate change accepted as an issue separate to health and medicine.  In August of this year, Australian peak medical bodies representing around 90,000 doctors, signed an open letter to the government calling on parliament to recognise that “climate...

How to Survive Your First Night Shift As An Intern

How to Survive Your First Night Shift As An Intern

As a junior doctor, night shifts are inevitable. As an intern, you’ll come across ward base nights, and nights on ED. Depending on the hospital you’re at, you may be able to avoid them for the first 6 months, but they will eventually creep up on you. They normally...

Things That Made Us Cry During Internship

Things That Made Us Cry During Internship

Freya Bleathman, who is now a second year doctor training in paediatrics, takes us through the highs and lows of internship to help us better prepare for the challenges of our first year of practice. She believes in being open and honest about the daily challenges we...

Are Medical Students Allowed to Grieve?

Are Medical Students Allowed to Grieve?

Medical students occupy an emotionally vulnerable position, caught between the healthcare team and the public. While we observe and assist the team, the limitations of our role means that we sometimes feel like we inhabit an in-between space, not completely outsiders,...

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