Second night on-call at the mental institution. I wondered around a bit, the acute and chronic wards are on lock-down and I’m not allowed to talk to patients any longer so there’s nothing to do. I “found” a few wards separated from the main building that isn’t on lock-down, the place is so dimly lit and isolated. We wern’t even briefed about this side of the...
Because I'm chocolate.
Mr. T is a patient who was admitted into the hospital for relapse bipolar, manic phase. After sitting with my friend and I for 15 minutes as we clerked him, he got up and said to my friend, “Why, you’re very pretty. Are you Chinese?” (She was a fair-skinned Malay girl wearing a scarf on her head.) After my friend explained how her grandmother was Chinese, she added that my...
And the hardest part Was letting go, not taking part You really broke my heart.
There’s nothing as scary as listening to a 5 year old say “ima get your heart racing in my skin-tight jeans, be your teenage dream tonight.” Thank you Katy Perry.
med school blahblahblah
This has been a well needed break. I’ve been contemplating to take a gap year/stop for a long time and was finally able to discuss it with the fogies. They still don’t understand why I feel medicine is no longer my calling in life, (or that maybe it is and I’m just bored/burnt out/everyone just feels this way at one point?). I’m half way through 4th year, but I don’t...