by JULIANNA WAN and LUANA SAWMYNADEN Known fondly by UNSW medical students as Student Wellbeing Advisor, Professor Ute Vollmer-Conna opens up about her life before being the distinctive character we all love and cherish, attracting humans and animals alike and how to better care not only for ourselves, but also
I was reminded of this year’s Australian season of Married at First Sight. On numerous occasions, so-called ‘experts’ encouraged participants to stick with seemingly toxic relationships, even in the face of gaslighting and cheating. This was because having conflict within and between the relationships created drama and storylines that could be turned into gripping sound-bites.
In honour of the very much current exam season (sigh), the Jugular family wishes to spare you the accompanying package deal of disheartening, self-doubting, staring-at-the-ceiling-in-a-self-hating-daze phase by focusing on *surprise surprise* studying! Thank you to everyone for submitting your wonderful questions, and hopefully, this serves as a gentle reminder that patience and kindness to oneself are just as important as to others. <3
“Every eight weeks, a remarkable transformation takes over the Medicine cohort. Formerly confident, well-rounded individuals seem to regress, forgetting their basic communicative and social skills. Many become capable of only reciting phrases inscribed on Anki cards, reportedly sourced from an entity known as the ‘Anki King’.”
“The catacombs of Paris have been a source of morbid fascination for centuries. From Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables to Gaston Leroux’s Phantom of the Opera, the sinister past and mysterious events surrounding these tunnels of the dead have inspired the adventurous and creative alike for as long as they have existed.”
In the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, Kubrick depicts the character of HAL 9000, a sentient AI who progresses past mere advanced computational abilities and develops intrinsically human emotions. In the hallmark scene preceding HAL’s deactivation, it pleads, in its half-human and half-metallic voice: “Will you stop, Dave…I’m afraid…I’m afraid Dave.”
Half a century after the film’s release, AI is beginning to be implemented into all areas of our lives, and healthcare is no exception.