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Daily Archives: August 17, 2014

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You are not alone

August 17, 2014 in category Student Stories

My name is Kate and I am fifth year medical student. I want to share my story with you so that even if one person out there reads it and it resonates for them, they will know they are not alone. My story is very similar to hundreds I have read; as medical professionals we [...]

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I can do better than this

August 17, 2014 in category Student Stories

I'm a medical student. I can do better than this. I can be better than this. I don't want to be depressed. I'm just not a naturally happy person. Everything is OK. But it wasn't. I began spiralling at the end of the second year of my MBBS. I was meant to be studying for [...]

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Studying Abroad

August 17, 2014 in category Student Stories

I remember the day I received my offer from the university. Folded inside the envelope proudly emblazoned with the university emblem was an offer addressed to my name- I had been accepted to study medicine. But unlike previously, I wasn’t nervous, and I wasn’t excited either. I was scared- this was to be the first [...]

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August 17, 2014 in category Student Stories

The busyness involved with being a medical student is something we are all familiar with. In addition to the time spent studying often there are other things which take up our time. Living out of home, I work part-time each week to support myself financially, and am involved in various personal and university projects. With [...]

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August 17, 2014 in category Student Stories

Medical students are enthusiastic about doing it right for ourselves and for our patients, even from the first time. When the nice patient offers us their arm so we can practice cannulation, it's only natural that we don't want to cause any pain or bleeding. When the upset patient shares with us their very personal [...]

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