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Age is no barrier to medicine

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I have come to medicine later in life.  I was 32 when the impulse to study medicine came, 34 when I sat the entrance exam, and 35 when I...
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A Doctor’s Wife

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I met a beautiful man several years ago and we fell in love instantly. He was not working as a doctor when we met but he had always wanted...
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This is Going to Hurt

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One of the joys of having a Christmas/New Year break is having the time and space to read. I recently read a book called: “This is Going to Hurt:...
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Reform is needed for unaccredited registrars

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The plight of unaccredited registrars has recently been in the news here with the shocking story of a young female registrar who finally left her unaccredited surgical position after...

The joy of training medical students

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I love training medical students; they bring me great joy. Medicine is an apprenticeship system and the time-honoured approach of “see one, do one, teach one” has stood the test...

Bullying – time to say “No means NO”

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Bullying is the antithesis of compassion; a way to break others down, to humiliate them and to challenge their sense of their own self-worth and competence. How can this...

Medical training is more stressful than the army

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A recent systematic literature review of physician suicide confirmed that doctors now have the highest suicide rate of any profession and stated that: "It's very surprising that the suicide rate among...

The Stresses of Being a Medical Student

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We demand much of our medical students and junior doctors. We currently train them in an environment that is stressful – competitive, harsh and overwhelming for them at times....
Medical Training Should Come With A Health Warning

Medical training should come with a health warning

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When I started my medical training, I was an innocent, fresh faced, healthy young woman, full of life and enthusiasm. I came out the other end of the process overweight,...

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