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Toughen Up – Tough Love or Bullying in Medicine?

Toughen Up – Tough Love or Bullying in Medicine?

A senior medical student ponders when does tough love blur into bullying territory? Is it used to excuse bad behaviour or can it push us to be more resilient? The registrar was getting ready to close the patient on the operating table and asked if I wanted to scrub in...

From First Year to Final Year: What I Learnt With Hindsight

From First Year to Final Year: What I Learnt With Hindsight

At the end of their medical degree, a medical student looks back on the vital lessons one can only see with hindsight.It was 7:50am, I was packing my belongings into my locker in the common room before the 8:00am ward round, when I noticed two women off to my right...

What Makes a Great Surgical Intern?

What Makes a Great Surgical Intern?

In Victoria the intern year consists of five 10-week rotations, with compulsory rotations of at least one surgical, medical and emergency terms. For those changing over to a surgical term, I thought I would share what makes a great surgical intern from the point of...

How to Survive Your First Time in the Operating Theatre

How to Survive Your First Time in the Operating Theatre

From being a fly on the wall, to the primary operator, a PGY3 surgical doctor in training, with a not too distant memory of being the bewildered medical student, offers a thorough guide to your first day in theatre. In preparation for writing this article, I searched...

12 Websites All Medical Students Should Know About

12 Websites All Medical Students Should Know About

When it comes to learning Medicine, there are a handful of ‘must-have’ and a million more little extra websites to guide your learning. But when you're a new medical student, or just starting your clinical years, it’s hard to know what resources are out there, and...

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