Hello to the handful of loyal readers, who continue to support me despite my paltry and irregular posting. Right now, I’m in the throes of studying for FCA Part 1 (which is more or less the same as FRCA Part 1, except South African). Obviously, my absolute need for focus means that my mind isContinue reading “A study break update”
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Who Says You Can’t Become an Anaesthesiologist?
Whether intentional or not, the article reeks exclusivism, which is something I think medicine can do without. I don’t need a superhero complex.
Intro for Anaesthetic Undergraduate Students
The student was standing on their tip-toes, peering over the drapes. They had barely looked at the ventilator, so engrossed were they in the surgery. “So, are you here for anaesthesia, or for surgery?” our registrar asked. The student turned. “Well… I am on my anaesthesia rotation, technically… but I’m actually interested in surgery.” TenContinue reading “Intro for Anaesthetic Undergraduate Students”
Anatomy: my big mistake
It almost scares me a little that I managed to find my way through med school in this fashion.
FAQ: Will I Get Into Med School?
My fist response: don’t let me stand in your way.
My second response: be realistic.
On Poverty and Health: The Obesity-Conundrum
I want to address some pertinent falsehoods about health and fitness, and why the disenfranchised have such a hard time of it.
A Key To Disillusionment In Work And Play
Shame, I feel sorry for us; because all we want is to belong, but somewhere along the line we have taught ourselves that to belong means to be among people who think like us; never realising how deprived such a community would be.
[Guest Post] From Nursing to Medicine
While the best-known route to medical school in South Africa is the “conventional”: finish high school and enter med school the next January, it is by far not the only route followed by medical students here. The journeys are numerous, like Tash’s journey of an older medical student, which she graciously shared here. Today, RoxanneContinue reading “[Guest Post] From Nursing to Medicine”
Dear Medical Student: Med School Is Not Worth Your Self-Harm
Dear Medical Student: medical school is worth a lot of things. I can tell you that because I went from hating medical school to loving being a doctor (well, on most days).
But it’s not worth that.
Overview: A New Study About Selection Criteria at South African Medical Schools
These figures show how black students in South Africa make up the majority of medical students in South Africa in numbers – HOWEVER, relative to national demographics, these students are under-represented.