The utility of the physical exam: a reflection
A reflection of my experiences of the physical examination This is an excerpt from an essay that won the 2020 UWA Quality and Safety Essay prize.
Caesarean delivery on maternal request: a personalised approach informed by principle-based ethics
Learning Points Caesarean delivery on maternal request (CDMR) is a commonly encountered clinical scenario in Australia, accounting for 17% of all caesarean deliveries. The approach to CDMR should include assessment …
Response to the new draft document created by the Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand titled “Inclusive Medical Education: Guidance on medical program applicants and students with a disability”
This is a response to the new draft document created by the Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand titled “Inclusive Medical Education: Guidance on medical program applicants and students with …
Medicine in the age of COVID-19 considerations for the ongoing use and development of telehealth
COVID-19 has necessitated rapid adoption of telehealth. The evidence for telehealth, however, is inconclusive at best. Further studies are required before it sees more widespread use.
How COVID-19 has changed My Medical Experience
An expression piece on the personal impact of COVID-19 on my travel home (to Sri Lanka), personal life, studies and clinical placement.
The impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of medical students in Australia
COVID-19 has left an overwhelming impact on medical students through the miscommunication of directives. It has resulted in many students feeling confused, dejected and exhausted.
Could drinking tea cure acne?
This letter explores the potential of spearmint tea as a treatment for acne, with one case report, information on spearmint in the media, and how it has been studied scientifically.
TGA Reform and Why You Should Care About It
The bill to amend the Therapeutic Goods Act was referred to the Senate for enquiry in late 2017, and since has been passed with further amendments. The bill triggered outcry …
What’s in a Name: what MD really means for us
I feel like a dying breed. A dinosaur, if you will. At the outset of my studies I knew this and I still think about it occasionally, still wonder if …