Thyroid Thursday and Appearances

So, if you have known me (or my blog) for a while, you will have noticed that I sleep a lot, I eat a lot, and I get downright emo very often. Last week I wrote about finally pushing for a diagnosis. It seems a lot of patients are having to push for diagnoses, andContinue reading “Thyroid Thursday and Appearances”

First Psych Consult

At a recent community volunteer clinic, I had my first proper psych patient. I have dealt before with suicide attempts, but those were unconscious patients in casualty and thus did not present the opportunity for a consultation. This patient came for help herself – something I though was a good sign. Her affect was bluntedContinue reading “First Psych Consult”

Hands-on Learning… On a Weekeend!

This post should be about Psychiatry since that is what I am writing next week. But… it’s not. There is a Maties Community Service Clinic this weekend. I put my name down as volunteer about 6 weeks ago, but cancelled because of that darn test. However, almost all the volunteers also cancelled (for various reasons),Continue reading “Hands-on Learning… On a Weekeend!”

My Mini MSF

I have been meaning to write about this for a while. My university has a community service program called “Maties Community Service.” It encompasses several different community service projects. There are literacy projects, small business management projects, orphanage project. The Health Sciences Faculty was originally called USCOR – University of Stellenbosch Clinical Organisation (as oneContinue reading “My Mini MSF”