Intern Series

Choosing Wisely for Interns and Residents

Waste. It’s everywhere. As frontline doctors, we have the responsibility to focus our efforts on high-value healthcare, and reject the interventions with negligible benefit. But how can you, the Junior Medical Officer, contribute to the rational use of our precious healthcare resources? After all, you’re not the orthopaedic surgeon performing knee arthroscopies for osteoarthrits, or… Continue reading Choosing Wisely for Interns and Residents

Intern Series

5 Things I Learned As An Emergency Department Intern

Originally published for the Elsevier Australia Medical Student’s Blog July 2015 This concludes my 10 week stint as an ED intern, a period which was the most valuable educational experience I have had since commencing medical school. The experience at the front line is unique, and this blog entry reflects my personal experiences only. It… Continue reading 5 Things I Learned As An Emergency Department Intern

Toastmasters

My Toastmasters Speeches: Speech 1 ‘The Icebreaker’

My journey since joining my local Toastmasters club has been thrilling, challenging and rewarding. You learn by doing, crafting a series of 10 speeches and delivering them to your fellow club members. It harnesses the power of peer-to-peer learning to create better speakers. The speeches I have witnessed from my fellow Toastmasters have had the… Continue reading My Toastmasters Speeches: Speech 1 ‘The Icebreaker’