AntiPsychotics Part 1, and Vatican City’s Got Talent

February 13, 2013

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The news has been dominated this week by two major stories. The fact that we’ve all been eating horsemeat for who knows how long hasn’t really captured my imagination. It’s not great that Findus et al. have been pushing their beef/horse lasagnes on us all this time, but I’m reconciled with the fact that I’ve […]

On Car Parks, Dead Kings, and Schizophrenia

January 25, 2013

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Hi everyone! I’m baaaaack!  I know it’s been a while since I last posted anything at all, so apologies all round (and especially to my mother, who I imagine sits in the dark waiting for her google alert to tell her I’ve finally updated my blog). I’ve been playing hide and seek with the internet, […]

Med Weather presents “Acute Pancreatitis”

May 19, 2012

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I’ve been meaning for a while to write a post about acute pancreatitis. I rather shot myself in the foot when I wrote in this previous post about the anatomy of the pancreas that I’d be following it up with a second post on this subject. For a while afterwards, I felt like I didn’t […]

Careers Advice, Destiny and Oprah

May 11, 2012

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This is going to be something of a reflective piece. But don’t panic, it won’t be getting too heavy (I hope). If there’s one thing that I’ve learnt in my time at medical school, it’s managing the acute patient, interpreting blood results, differentiating between causes of abdominal pain err… oh yes, it’s learning to reflect […]

Lows, Highs, and Ureteric Calculi [QUIZ]

May 3, 2012

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Last week was a week of highs and lows. Ward was super quiet. Low. I went back home to see my good friend Sophie get married. High. Only saw 20 minutes of surgery. Low. Weather has been appalling all week. Low. Well maybe mostly lows. But to top it off, my blog got 61 views […]

17 Minute Ward Rounds and The Pancreas

April 21, 2012

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I’m a week into my surgery placement, and so far it’s been absolutely nothing like an episode of Grey’s Anatomy. There’ve been no brawls in the operating theatre and no raging arguments over surgical management of patients. And there hasn’t been even a whiff of a romantic “will they/won’t they” storyline between doctors on the […]

Posted in: Anatomy, Drawing, Knowledge

Scar Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

April 14, 2012

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Huzzah! I’m back after my spring hiatus! I haven’t posted since my GP placement, which was ages ago. Since then I’ve had a geriatrics elderly care placement at glorious Croydon University Hospital, and I’ve endured another six weeks of problem based learning. I’ve become obsessed with Temple Run and Draw Something on my iPad, discovered […]

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