Junior Doctors

Junior doctors.  We spend our entire day caring for people, trying to save their lives.  When spend 26 hours at a time on our feet, looking after people during their illness.  When we go home after those 26 hours, our exhausted brains don’t stop thinking about the patients we saw during our shift. We continue … Continue reading Junior Doctors

The Roof of Africa

This isn't a really a medicine-related post. It's about my experience climbing Kilimanjaro, something I did when I was on leave. When I was supposed to be putting work aside. But you know how it goes, you can take the doctor out of Medicine but not the other way around. Everyday something reminded me of … Continue reading The Roof of Africa

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?