By Thy Pham; Edited by Nipuni Hapangama

After studying medicine for one year, I’ve crafted a new personality and have had three identity crises. Despite this, my desire for love is strong – it immensely saddens me to find out that everyone’s been linking up in the lead up to the grand finale of cuffing season: Christmas. My previous quest for love ended in shambles as my brother was the sole heart react to my UNSW Love Letters post (see Jugular Article HEART BEEN BROKE: A First-year’s Journey to Finding Love on UNSW Love Letters).  However, as the resilient, charming and innovative future cardiothoracic surgeon I am, I’ve made another love letter in an attempt to find the HDL-C to my LDL-C, the pacemaker to my arrhythmia, the globus pallidus internal to my globus pallidus external.

Pros

·      Watches lectures on 1.75x speed ⏩

·      Runs through 1000 Anki cards a day 🏃🏻‍♂️✉

·      Never skips leg day – well developed gastrocnemius muscles from using a standing desk all day 💪🏻🦵✅

·       Loves Wartin Meber

·       Passed Foundies

·       A certified P+ reflective practitioner ✅

·       Swears the Hippocratic oath every morning after waking up at 5am 🌞

·       Memorises the ethics cube for fun 

·       Wants to be a cardiothoracic surgeon 👨🏻‍⚕️🔪

·       100% success rate in locating a raised JVP and palpating the carotid artery 💯🩺

·       Can tell the difference between spermatogonia, spermatids and Sertoli cells 🔍🔍

·       Finds sincere enjoyment in annotating histology slides 🥰✍🏻

Cons

·       Doesn’t watch lectures at 2x speed

·       Is a beta – scared to turn on mic during SGs and breakout rooms 🔇😣😪👉🏻👈🏻

·       Has a big ego, low self-esteem, god complex, superiority complex and impostor syndrome

·       Unable to formulate a thoughtful conversation without mentioning they study medicine

·       Enjoys embryology 🤢 and is genuinely invigorated by Hark Mill’s Embryology Wiki

·       Swears the Hippocratic oath every morning after waking up at 5am

·       Memorises the ethics cube for fun 

·       Doesn’t have a Littmann Master Cardiology Stethoscope (yet 😏)

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