it’s not quite the end of the year. but i’m sitting here, in a reflective mode, thinking about the last four years. studying medicine has been a bit of an endurance test. i’m wondering if practicing it will be the same. i’m not expecting it all to be, but i am wary of the bureaucracy of hospital systems and the glacial speed in which change occurs in such settings....
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a couple of days ago was our gradation. as part of the ceremony our cohort had elected to read the geneva declaration (in it’s fourth amendment from 2006) as our oath. it was surprisingly reaffirming about why i decided to head into medicine - and the experience was quite unifying for our year group, which had become more fractured over the four years (the levels of cynicism seemed to have...