I was once Australia’s most followed surgeon on Twitter, according to dear wife. She was probably right, as always. I had more than 3700 followers on my account, but very few people knew who I was behind that necktie avi. You see, I was an anonymous, or more correctly, a pseudonymous. There were 3 reasons … More My Twitter Experiment: From Anonymity to Community
I wrote this on 27th December 2013 on my ‘anonymous’ blog. Interesting reading one and a half years later. I joined twitter 3 years and 4 months ago. I did it twice. The first time as an observer-explorer, but gave up on it. The second time, with a friend’s encouragement I tried it again. Like … More Why I love twitter but need to let it go.
I wrote this on 20th November 2011 on my previous anonymous blog. This was meant to poke fun at surgeons and Twitter. what do you think today? A/Prof Katherine Chretien and team has recently published a landmark study on Twitter Physicians. It was aptly titled “Physicians on Twitter”, published in The Journal of The American … More 5 Reasons Why Surgeons are better at Tweeting
I’ve been told many times, “You’re doing ENT, that’s great. Early Nights and Tennis. Easy life with no emergencies, right?”. I’ve also been asked many times, “Is there such thing as an ENT emergency?” Well, let me list some of the emergencies I’ve personally been involved with over the last few years. When I’m oncall … More What will greet me this Christmas: ENT Emergencies.
This is it. The last day of this 31 day challenge to better doctoring. If you have traveled with me this far, I sincerely thank you. I hope you have had as much fun as I had in going through these little daily challenges. Let me recall, that these exercises were written just for me, … More Day 31: Fill in the blanks
Someone said that the secret to happiness is not in doing what you love, but in loving what you do. As doctors, we are in such privileged positions. We get to practice our art and help others along the way. As medical students, we fell in love with medicine. But as we grew up in … More Day 30: Love your work
‘Doctor’ comes from the Latin word ‘docere’, meaning ‘teacher’. ‘Surgery’ comes from the Latin ‘chirurgia’, or Greek ‘kheirourgia’, meaning ‘working with hands’. I believe as a surgeon I am called to be a teacher who works with my hands. The primary duty of a doctor/surgeon is to teach. To teach patients how to live better. … More Day 29: Teach, teach, teach