It’s the first of July, and I only now appreciate that I’m actually half-way through my 5th year of Medicine.
And looking back over the year so far, it’s blurred so much and feels like a whole year has already passed. We spent at good 6 weeks from Chinese/Vietnamese New Year doing General Medicine, two weeks of Oncology and then I had my two week Spirituality elective.
Then straight onto 10 weeks of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, followed by a well-earned 2 week holiday.
And now, I’ve just finished a week of Paediatric medicine. And it has been a huge reminder about how easy it is to lose track of time. Perhaps more importantly, it’s been a reminder of the ease at which you can lose yourself in what you do.
As we get closer to graduation and our future career paths and specialty training, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by obligations and areas of priority.
Should I train overseas or interstate if I’m heavily committed where I am now?
What about work-life-family balance?
In a way, we’re always going to be halfway between one thing and another.