I heard this song for the first time as I was driving to my New Year’s Day call on Friday. Apparently I’m the only person in the whole world who hasn’t heard it, but WHATEVER okay. I wept a little. THIS is what I want to say to people. To the new interns who areContinue reading “Another Song for Medical Student, Interns, and Basically Everyone”
By now this is an old song, but I remember last year I thought: this is the song I want to dedicate to my class. I don’t know if I’ve always followed its advice. Have I grabbed every opportunity to LIVE? Perhaps not. But I’ll keep working on that. I keep saying this about medicine:Continue reading “A Song for Medical Students, Interns, and Basically Everyone”
I SAW MADONNA IN CONCERT AND IT WAS AMAZING. I feel like that one sentence may be the best I can do to describe the experience.
I’m waiting on exam results (nail-biting!) but I remain surprised and grateful that I actually survived TWO hell-weeks this year. Our exams don’t only assess our competence as future doctors, but also our nerves. They are an emotional game, pushing us to our limits in the span of a week. I mean, they won’t admitContinue reading “Things That Kept Me Going Through Exams”
In their weekly bookish meme, The Broke and the Bookish asks which books we would give a theme song, and which song, and why. This is definitely one of the harder topics for me. I love books and I love music, but I am terrible at remembering the names of books, authors, songs and artists.Continue reading “Top Ten Books Assigned a Theme Song by Moi!”
The family and I took a lovely trip to Grahamstown yesterday. This time of the year features the National Arts Festival, an annual event I’ve visited only twice now. Grahamstown is a cultural hub and offers breathtaking architecture and the all the trimmings of a small university-town. The ArtsFest offers a great many stalls offeringContinue reading “The Future of Culture”