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Vote Mick!!! by Boards Medics Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Don't vote Pedro, Vote Mick. This post is a shameless plug for my friend Mick Molly, who's running for the Seanate in Ireland. Mick is the kind of guy ... Read on »
The downside of being down under. by Boards Medics Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This blog, and many others are full of the joys involved in a move to Australia and New Zealand. A region where work/life balance is (usually) possible, and where we don ... Read on »
the family doctor Vs the FAMILY doctor by Boards Medics Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I hate being the only doctor in the family. Aunts, grannies, nieces and friends of theirs all seem too keen to show me their bumps and bruises at any opportunity, in the ... Read on »
Kudos to you, Mr GP. by Boards Medics Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Overheard in the supermarket today: Mildly coryzal staff member: I've had this cold for 4 days now, and it's pissing me off. I went to my GP, and the idiot refused to ... Read on »
Why? by Boards Medics Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Dear baby Jesus. Why....... 1) do the sickest kids have the most difficult veins? 2) do the the kids with nothing wrong with them have the most anxious p ... Read on »
Long hours? Or a long time training? by Boards Medics Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I’m not a fan of too much work. Over the years, I’ve done my fair share of long shifts, nights, weekends, public holidays, and combinations of all the above. I don’ ... Read on »
Hi, I'm Dr. Thunder. What's your f*cking name, you little ****? by Boards Medics Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Maybe I'm getting old. Maybe the kids are getting a bit more ballsy. Maybe it's a bit of both! This week I've been sworn at more in a single shift than ever befor ... Read on »
Another GAMSAT snoozefest from the desk of Dr. Thunder. by Boards Medics Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Yeah I know. I have an unhealthy obsession with GAMSAT. But I'm not just trying to be a bollix. It concerns me that the GAMSAT graduates I' ... Read on »
Who remembers their first emergency call? by Boards Medics Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I think experience hardens us all. Nowadays, when I hear the emergency pager go off I stay pretty calm, and I know what has to be done. I know I have the skills to offer ... Read on »
Dr Under (the weather) by Boards Medics Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Wow, April 2nd was the last post on this blog! I've been out of action for a long time, and time has flown. I was actually sick. I was on the other side of t ... Read on »
It's been a busy month in healthcare! by Boards Medics Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I don't know what to blog about today. So many things have happened since my last post that I don't know where to start. So, why don't we have a little round-up of what's be ... Read on »
The 6 hour wait. This total con is coming soon to an Irish emergency department near you. by Boards Medics Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Irish emergency departments are stretched to the limit. The above statement is no surprise to anyone who lives there. Sick people languish on trolleys for days a ... Read on »
"The internet has improved the public's access to quality health information." Discuss. by Boards Medics Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I heard a mother talking abut the MMR vaccine the other day. She said her first baby had it "because we didn't have the internet back then". But her subsequent children ... Read on »
I feel pretty useless right now. Mary Harney should feel the same. by Boards Medics Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine As the title says, I feel pretty useless at the moment. I've been contacted by a friend of a friend in Ireland. Her baby has an agonising condition, and needs to see ... Read on »
Before considering medicine as a career...... by Boards Medics Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine ......have a look at this anonymous post from an Irish junior doctor: http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2055799819 The link is to ... Read on »
Dr. Ima Toilet by Boards Medics Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine So, what's the worst thing that's happened to you on the wards? A few of my non-medical friends were remarking recently how nothing can turn my stomach. No matter w ... Read on »
Time to outlaw the smacking of children. Seriously. by Boards Medics Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Posted by: Dr. Thunder. Today I was in "The Square", a large shopping centre in Dublin. A young mother wheeled her trolley past me, and a small child was sitting in i ... Read on »
Irish healthcare workers feeling the recession blues. by Boards Medics Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine There's a recession in Ireland. A really BAD recession. We've had to stop buying new BMWs and 500,000 euro houses while earning 30k per year. That's no bad thing, ... Read on »
Quote of 2009 by Boards Medics Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Posted by Dr. Thunder. I'm just on hoilidays at the minute, in the North of England. Last week I was walking down the street, and noticed a small frail nun standing out ... Read on »
The antibiotic war. by Boards Medics Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Posted by: Dr. Thunder. What are we doing wrong? Why have we not got the message out there about antibiotics? How come we struggle to get parents to give their ki ... Read on »