Spare time is precious to me.
The time commitment of studying medicine has taught me to value any spare time I get to myself.
As I look to the future – I can only see things becoming busier with increasing demands, responsibilities and commitments.
I’m sure I’m not alone. It’s not just medical students – we are all busy in this fast-paced world.
Every day there is the tension of Continue reading →
As my psychiatry end-of-rotation exams loomed, I felt more unprepared than ever in Medicine.
I had worked hard, but just found this specialty particularly challenging – by far my weakest area.
Unusual circumstances didn’t help the situation. It seemed every time I planned a weekend of study to improve, a pressing issue Continue reading →
What roles and duties have you been given in your life?
We all have different parts to play.
Are you a counselor and Continue reading →
Every year, 15,000 Australian students flock to the beach town of Victor Harbor for the Schoolies Festival.
This is one of the biggest festivals in Australia where students (aka ‘schoolies’) celebrate completing their final school matric exams over 3 nights of intense partying.
Strangely, a group of over 550 Christian volunteers from churches across South Australia also join them.
Why? Continue reading →
Continued from The Lord is My Rock (Prayer on the Eve of OSCEs Part 1)
And I write to you 5 months later, overjoyed with praise for God, for by his strength I did end up passing my final third year exams!
Earlier in the year following the death in my family, even passing seemed an insurmountable challenge to me. So with overflowing gratitude and amazement I joyfully report to you Continue reading →
(Note: This was posted and prayed just prior to final year practical exams)
I have such joy that I have to write and share what you have put in my heart.
I’m starting to see the fruit of the trials I have been through 6 months ago.
I’m in the middle of final pre-clinical exams Continue reading →
As winter came and the days grew shorter and darker, another challenge confronted me – exams. Still coming to terms with grief, the prospect of the fast approaching mid-year medicine exams nagged uncomfortably at the back of my mind. I was very unprepared. After my sister passed away, I had taken Continue reading →
It’s near midnight and I’m slumped exhausted on my couch. I’d planned to sleep hours ago, but instead, I find myself thinking about my day. I think about the last few months of my life – a rollercoaster. And, suddenly, I find myself at my desk, heart poured out on the page: Continue reading →
I wanted out of medicine.
I recently returned to university, but my mind was elsewhere. After weeks of grieving, it’s a surreal feeling to go back to normality. Classes, lectures, homework. Exams imminent and the need to catch up on Continue reading →