A medical student’s first experience of theatre

Emily K Hartman
Med J Aust 2016; 205 (7): . || doi: 10.5694/mja16.00617
Published online: 3 October 2016

Disrupting the neat choreography and finding my part in it

After weeks of trawling through abstracts and entering data into Excel spreadsheets for a summer research project, my supervisor asked whether I would like to go into theatre to watch a thyroidectomy. Of course, my heart leapt at the thought. As a first year student, I had never been into theatre so I had no idea of what to expect. I wondered whether watching all of Grey’s anatomy would help and whether my anatomy knowledge would be up to scratch.

  • Emily K Hartman

  • University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney, NSW


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