Doctor Placebo

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I probably should have said… August 1, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — doctorplacebo @ 9:52 pm

I passed all the finals stuff and got a job etc. Started my preparation for practice and officially start tomorrow. Slightly freaky that this week I get a crash bleep and am expected to be a grown up.
At least I managed to quit smoking before starting work. Not sure how long it will last though.


Time flies when you’re kissing arse September 23, 2010

Filed under: Medical Education — doctorplacebo @ 9:25 pm

Apparently 18 months have passed since I last blogged. How shameful of me. Sad thing is, since then all I’ve been doing is research projects, electives and arse kissing to get just that little bit further connected. Arse kissing for grades is pointless, but knowing people in the hospital and courtesy of elective is always useful.

Here’s hoping it’s not another 18 month gap before blogging again, but since I’ve finally given up and joined Twitter (I know, it’s a sad comment on life in 140 characters or less) then I thought I might give this another shot.

If anyone’s out there still, then why? Don’t you have anything better to do? Ooh, you could follow me on Twitter, I have no friends so far. if you feel so inclined.



Blimey, the passage of time February 11, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — doctorplacebo @ 1:51 pm

Well what can I say. A year has passed without an update, and I’m sure any readers I had will by now be long gone.

The problem based learning is still problematic and medical school is still the nightmare it always was, so why continue?

Because I’m a fool who believes it will all be different when I qualify. Simplistic isn’t it!


Shame January 24, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — doctorplacebo @ 4:21 pm

Recently I’ve been ashamed to be a medical student. Issues arising over at Dr Rant have made me question just how professional so called medical professionals are.

Sure, we’re all entitled to our own opinions, and rightly so that we should share them. But christ almighty, keep them constructive.

Reverting to poo slinging and swearing at people isn’t very mature is it? Sometimes it would just be nice to distance myself from arguments like this. Hence why I’ve refrained from commenting on the original post.

Rest assured, I am still here, just very very busy.


Still lurking August 26, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — doctorplacebo @ 11:29 am

OK, I’m still lurking around in the background. It’s been a long time since I’ve updated this blog, mainly due to the pressure of uni based work.

But fear not, Dr Placebo is back, trying to help you out with little or no evidence base


Clinical experience March 4, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — doctorplacebo @ 4:05 pm

Something odd happened this week. Something that I never considered before now.

…I worried that I was taking advantage of a patient.

Not in a seedy way or anything illegal you understand…. I just felt that I was taking advantage of a patient’s illness to gain personal clinical experience.

Am I right to feel guilty? Is this a common experience, or is this a sign of weakness?


Oops February 18, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — doctorplacebo @ 9:09 pm

Apologies for the lack of posting of late, but I’ve been experiencing the inside of my bed for the last week through being ill. Nothing too serious – but enough to keep me from my placement on the children’s ward (didn’t want to give my ick to the little darlings).

I would like to add a big thankyou to Dr Crippen for linking to me last week on the Britmeds – it was indeed an honour!

I promise I intend to return fully this week after I start back on placement feeling better!