How To Run A Clinic Without A Voice

When I was asked by Figure 1 which one piece of medical equipment I valued above all others, I said “my hearing”. We were taught from the very beginning that a good history was our first step to an accurate diagnosis, and I have always valued a physician who LISTENS: to their patients, their students, their allies and their contemporaries.

Incredible Quotes

Work has been busy, so I find myself working on an unscheduled Top Ten Tuesday post because how can I let the opportunity to wallow in quotes go by? Brace yourself, you’re getting a fresh post! 1. Words and their Meanings by Kate Bassett “Everyone gets one last line. But first lines, stories of loveContinue reading “Incredible Quotes”

Valentine’s Day in Hospital, One Year Ago

One year ago: I was just a medical student and I hated Vascular Surgery. I hated that I had to work on Valentine’s Day. But I hadn’t considered how horrible it must be for my patients to be in hospital on this day.

Book Review: Vanessa and her Sister by Priya Parmar

London, 1905: The city is alight with change, and the Stephen siblings are at the forefront. Vanessa, Virginia, Thoby, and Adrian are leaving behind their childhood home and taking a house in the leafy heart of avant-garde Bloomsbury. There they bring together a glittering circle of bright, outrageous artistic friends who will grow into legendContinue reading “Book Review: Vanessa and her Sister by Priya Parmar”

Things That Kept Me Going Through Exams

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”

Ten Books That Were Hard To Read

Today with Top Ten Tuesdays we discuss books that were hard to read, for whatever the reason. I also just want to add that I suggested this topic so yay! But admittedly, BookRiot did it first. Heh. Anyway. I’m focusing on books that were hard to read due to subject matter, not due to styleContinue reading “Ten Books That Were Hard To Read”

TTT: Should I Read More?

I have a reading idiosyncrazy idiosyncrasy. When some readers really enjoy a book, they tend to devour everything by that author. Me? I STAY AWAY. It hasn’t always been like this – the reason I have read tons of Jodi Picoult and Karen Kingsbury. I think it started in university when I realised I don’t haveContinue reading “TTT: Should I Read More?”

Book Review: Broken Monsters

Broken city, broken dreams In Detroit, violent death – along with foreclosure and despair – is a regular occurrence. But the part-human, part-animal corpses that have started appearing are more disturbing than anything Detective Gabriella Versado has ever seen[…] […]Broken Monsters lays bare the decaying corpse of the American Dream, and asks what we’d beContinue reading “Book Review: Broken Monsters”