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  1. Which way did you go? Hey Tyzack and Kukaso - feel free to ask away. I'm applying for training programs in cardiothoracic surgery later on this year. Want it very much!
  2. I knew that I wanted to be a doctor from a young age, I don't recall exactly when, maybe 8 or 10. Both of my parents are doctors, both with backgrounds in surgery; one a neurosurgeon, the other a gynaecological surgeon. When you grow up in such an environment, hearing their stories from work everyday and the things they did, you can't help but be influenced and interested, even if only by osmosis. My parents encouraged me to strive for excellence and achievement in all aspects of my life, and were (and still are) always there to give the support I needed when the going got tough. I enjoyed al
  3. http://geekdad.com/2015/01/danish-archer/
  4. (Just to note I'm simply trying to delve deeper into the reasons we think things through. No condoning of violence towards anybody, and no offence intended.)
  5. Hey Elgee, study is fine thanks, hope you are well! I think in a more perfect world, one would have to truly believe in the cause they were fighting for - in feminism's case, however, I would say that given the desperate state of male-female inequality, the true "feminists" should not only be willing, but actively encouraging men to fight for "their" cause. My personal opinion. While I absolutely agree with your point of view, and would behave the same way, it frustrates me that we men often don't realise/acknowledge the inconsistency we have here. You say that you won't hit a
  6. Having read the article I largely agree with the author, that I could not define myself as a feminist, because what a feminist is, exactly, seems to differ widely depending on who you ask. I am aware that inequality exists for women in many avenues of life, and am opposed to such - is that enough to qualify me as a feminist, a decent human being, or a clueless male who doesn't know what they're talking about? In any case, I'm happy to go on behaving as I am, without the need for the "feminist" label. I'm genuinely interested Elgee in why you think empathy is the key to men being allowed to
  7. My brief review of The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande: http://physicianhealyourself.wordpress.com/2014/01/09/71/
  8. Started reading Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Love the setting of the late 19th/early 20th century post-colonial South American city, and that the protagonist is a physician.
  9. In for 30 new books this year! Also keeping track on a blog, physicianhealyourself.wordpress.com Books: 6/30 Completed 1. Sabriel - Garth Nix (reread, no new count) 2. The Checklist Manifesto - Atul Gawande 3. Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science - Atul Gawande 4. Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance - Atul Gawande 5. The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway 6. I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell - Tucker Max 7. The Odyssey - Homer Currently reading 1. Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez 2. Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes Saave
  10. Good day to you ladies and gents, and welcome to the Brown Ajah's Chocolate Week, and more specifically to the discussion on the positive benefits of chocolate... *does a double take* Hang on.... this discussion is on the... positive... benefits of chocolate?! 0___________0 Erm ok... ... Before we launch into this, I feel somewhat obligated to remind you lots of chocolate on the whole probably isn't a good idea - I'm sure you all enjoy chocolate as a treat occasionally as part of a healthy and well-balanced diet And now, to the wonderful positive benefits of choco
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