We’re going on a bear hunt, we’re gonna catch a big one…I’m not scared! Looking back on 5 years of med school, I can honestly say it’s been the most incredible adventure. A bear hunt filled with life-changing experiences shared with the most wonderful people; but at times wrought with obstacles that a savvy medical [...]
There are, I’ve realized, at least two types of medical student. The first, and rarest, breed are the ‘sorted-outs’ – who, quite simply, have their lives completely sorted out from start to finish. Every medical school cohort has them – the ones who’ve wanted to become a doctor since they were young, know exactly what [...]
Once you become a medical student your non-medical family and friends often ask you about health problems but your medical student friends rarely ask for help, partly because medical students think they should be able to cope without help. Recent Australian evidence shows medical students are more likely to suffer from stress and mental health [...]
Anyone who is studying knows that it can be hard work focusing on your education while also managing all the other aspects of your life. At times of stress, it is even more important to look after yourself by eating well, getting enough sleep, getting away from the books to do some physical activity, and keeping up with activities you enjoy (although perhaps for briefer periods or less frequently than usual).
All Australian medical students do a rural rotation, whether for 4 weeks or a few years. The advice below has been extracted from various articles offering advice for students on how to make the most of their rural rotation. Although the applicability will depend on the length of your rotation, much of this advice is [...]