Apparently all doctors reach a point in their careers where they question their life choices.  Apparently it happens to everyone, just at different times. Apparently it will probably happen more than once. I reached this point at 4am one morning, about a month ago, while attempting to reduce a paraphimosis (google it and thank me … Continue reading Jaded

My Five Favourite Presentations

In the EC you see such a vast array of presentations. They can range from trauma to headache, to miscarriages, to appendicitis to overdoses. Some are easier to manage than others, and depending on your interests, some are much more enjoyable to manage than others. When I pick up a folder with any of the … Continue reading My Five Favourite Presentations

How to annoy the EC Doctor:

I posted a Facebook status like this a while back and I thought why not elaborate a bit in the form of a blog post? So here it is: tips on how to annoy the doctor on night shift in casualty. 1. The best way to set the tone is to not know the answer … Continue reading How to annoy the EC Doctor:

What’s in a name? 

After six years of medical school, my graduation day came with a title change. Miss Jess Joseph became Dr Jess Joseph. Or so I thought. In my first few months of internship I've been called all sorts of names (some good, some bad), but least often Dr Joseph. Being a young female, it seems most … Continue reading What’s in a name?