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2020 Hindsight: 10 Highlights from MedicGuild

2020 Hindsight: 10 Highlights from MedicGuild

2020 has stretched and challenged us in ways we couldn’t imagine. From the catastrophic bushfires to the global pandemic, an economic recession and the Black Lives Matter uprisings. In many ways, it has changed the way we approach, understand and practice medicine. ...

Why is House of God Still a Seminal Text for Med Students?

Why is House of God Still a Seminal Text for Med Students?

For the past forty years, with over 2 million copies sold, The House of God has become almost a rite of passage for med students, but a MD3 student questions if it's deserving of its cult following.  About 6 weeks out from end of year exams, I was in a rut. The year...

What I Learnt from Sitting a Supp

What I Learnt from Sitting a Supp

It’s the bane of any medical student, the nightmares haunting their dreams, it lurks, it preys, it’s the boogie man – it’s the supplemental exam.  But like the archetypal horror story, those who see it, never seem to tell of it. Until now.  A couple of weeks ago, I...

Dr Lucy Desmond on Diversifying Medical Education

Dr Lucy Desmond on Diversifying Medical Education

Dr Lucy Desmond is passionate about pushing for more inclusive and diverse medical education. Dr Desmond is a resident at Western Health in Victoria and an educator at the University of Melbourne. She has structured her career around a love for learning and the core...

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...

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