Hi! I’m Megz, or Barefoot. I’m a medical doctor in South Africa, doing my first year of a two-year internship in a semi-urban hospital complex. Born and bred in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, from whence the affinity for bare feet and the simple life.
I’m a 90s kids who loves reading, writing and traveling. I dabble in politics and used to be active in Student Government. These days I’m all about doctors making a difference in the larger socioeconomic sphere. I am also an activist for change in the South African public health sector.
This blog started as a means to debrief myself during med school, and to approach my studies from a different perspective. I find that vignettes of humanity help me to retain knowledge. The hope is also that the stories here my be useful to other medical students.
Since starting the blog it has become part of maintaining my sanity and keeping me excited about medicine. I love getting comments, and I reply as often as I can. Even if I don’t reply, I will visit your blog as well. If you think I have missed a comment that deserves a reply, just drop me a friendly line. Sometimes work gets a little busy.
One of my favourite things about blogging has been discovering the book blogging community. Click the button below for my bookish posts. I review, participate in memes, and fangirl about books in general. I also have a soft soft spot for medical fiction or memoirs.
I’ve found a way to travel quite a bit recently, and have I am a Semester at Sea Alum. For my traveling posts, click below.
For medical school type posts, just browse along! Where patients are mentioned, names and defining characteristics are changed.
I always welcome guests posts. Contact me if you have a story to tell. I also run a guest post series about medical electives. Check them below: