Why and How are Doctors and Medical Students so Depressed? And What Can WE Do About it?

The day I got into medicine, was the greatest day of my life.  I’m sure many medical students and doctors would tell you the exact same thing… For me it was personal.  I’d always wanted to study medicine. What better job was there? You could save lives and live in relative comfort your entire life. I’d get to emulate my childhood hero growing up, Captain Hawkeye Pierce from M.A.S.H.  But after leukaemia struck my life… it became personal.  I wanted to help people as I’d been helped. It was my doctor’s words; that “The Good News Is You’re 17 and […]