This post is inspired by The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle by Matt Cain, a delightful book I had the opportunity to read and review recently. Pride month is over, the stores have taken down their rainbow banners, and companies have reverted from their ROYGBIV-inspired logos. But that doesn’t mean PRIDE is over, or thatContinue reading “Beyond Pride Month: Five Proud Books”
I recently had the opportunity to speak about medicine as a career at a local high school. It has been many years, and even as I narrow my fields of practice, I remain passionate about doing what I can to enable kids to make informed choices about their careers – and so that those whoContinue reading ““Whatever You Decide To Be, Be A Teacher””
I’m linking up with Jamie’s annual end of year bookish survey again this year.
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.
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”
Trying to reduce your finals to a list of survival tips is a slap in the face of the hard work you have done, and will still do.
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.
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”
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”
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”