I really believe that a medical student who is comfortable with therapy, becomes a physician who is comfortable with therapy; one who is comfortable with addressing the mental health of their colleagues, and one who can identify when their own mental health is spiralling out of control – and then do something about it.
Before I left high school, I compiled a book with letters and notes from friends and teachers. I still own this book, and it has served its job in reminiscing and inspiration many times. But one thing that still guts me a little is that so many messages from teachers proclaim, “You are going toContinue reading “When College Kinda Sucks”
There’s a story I tell hopefuls wishing to run for student government. Near the end of 2011 I was elected as chairperson of my med school’s student government. I had made big promises during my campaign and so the first thing I did was (try to) get a meeting with the CEO of our training hospital.Continue reading “I’m an early-adopter and this is a rant”
So now that it’s reached the media, I can write about an unfortunate incident without the threat of being considered a traitor. One of our students was assaulted in the hospital on Saturday morning. A lot of “”big people” are trying to call it “attempted assault”. I say nonsense.
This is week 2 of our theoretical Anaesthesia block. I’ll admit I haven’t been attending much class. One reason is that I had a bad run-in with an Anaesthesia professor when dealing with student government business. And the other is that I’m really tired. But mostly, it’s that when I attend class I fall asleep.Continue reading “A Gift for Sending People to Sleep”
On Friday, members of the Student Government (including myself!) were invited to attend Semester at Sea‘s Open Ship at Cape Town Harbour. This is us being all touristy-like:
Tygerberg Campus is not the most politically active campus in South Africa. Earlier this year, the student council organised something called “courageous conversations” in order to address concerns about homophobia on campus [courageous conversations can address any issues, though]. The audience consisted almost solely of the student council and the media. This campus is oneContinue reading “Protesting on campus”