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Reflections on the London Marathon

Reflections on the London Marathon

The London marathon was an incredible experience that I will never forget. It was a wonderful combination of realising my suppressed potential, of appreciating the spirit of London and having the wonderful opportunity to raise some money to support the irreplaceable work of the NSPCC.

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How strong is your Hippocratic Oath? The story of Munjed Al Muderis

How strong is your Hippocratic Oath? The story of Munjed Al Muderis

I had the honour and privilege of meeting Munjed Al Muderis whilst I was in Melbourne. His life story highlights both the difficulties that refugees face, as well as the often extraordinary contributions that refugees make in the countries that grant them asylum.

His life story highlights both the difficulties that refugees face, as well as the often extraordinary contributions that refugees make in the countries that grant them asylum. 

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Motivations for being a doctor – then and now

Motivations for being a doctor – then and now

Why Do You Want to Be a Doctor?

It’s a question all medical students are asked when they apply for medical school, many whilst still a teenager. I recently spoke at James Cook University in Townsville, and one the students there asked me the same question again 12 years later. I found that my answer had significantly changed.

As a doctor, I think it is an honour and a privilege to be given the opportunity to guide and support families through difficult emotions and uncertain times.

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