Remembering why I chose medicine

Zhenghong Liu
Med J Aust 2019; 211 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50411
Published online: 9 December 2019

The reason I was not finding great satisfaction was that I was searching in all the wrong places

I was reaching the end of my third year of residency training in the largest emergency medicine specialist program in Singapore. Shifts to me were no longer fraught with uncertainty and doubts. I had developed confidence in managing most, if not all, of my patients independently. My focus had changed and it was about efficiency as I tried to keep up with the never‐ending flow of patients, in a department that continuously kept track of the number of patients each doctor saw.

  • SingHealth, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore


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