Life changes as much as we think it does.
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by Dr. Shin
2w ago
After that day, I passed the medical licensing exam without a hitch and became a surgeon. I owe it to the previous head of surgery, who, despite our confrontations during the strike, generously mentored my dissertation. After leaving the hospital, I became a civil servant, and now I work as the director of the health… Read More »Life changes as much as we think it does ..read more
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Going My Own Way
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by Dr. Shin
1M ago
In the department, residents gathered to tidy up after rounds. They all asked me what had happened. I had no choice but to tell the truth—that it seemed the department head had neither the will nor the capability to resolve the issue. That’s when Dr. Kang, a resident of the same year as Dr. Choi,… Read More »Going My Own Way ..read more
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That night at the trauma center
Korean Doctor's Blog
by Dr. Shin
1M ago
My residency was like running endlessly on a hamster wheel, the same routines repeating day after day. The days went by quickly because they were so repetitive, making it somewhat bearable. Yet, witnessing the patients’ gradual recovery and their eventual discharge was rewarding enough to gather my resolve and dive back into the fray. This… Read More »That night at the trauma center ..read more
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May They Too Enjoy This Blessing
Korean Doctor's Blog
by Dr. Shin
1M ago
It was the morning after. Before the rounds, I visited him. Having successfully undergone surgery the day before, he was reading a newspaper someone had brought him, with the bed tray pulled close. Upon seeing me, he folded the newspaper with a warm smile. He mentioned that he had just passed gas, which after an… Read More »May They Too Enjoy This Blessing ..read more
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The Reason a Patient Refused Surgery
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by Dr. Shin
1M ago
After a grueling year as an intern, an even more challenging residency awaited me. During their internships, doctors explore which specialty to enter as residents. As often happens when confronted with reality, initial thoughts change. For example, one intern might begin by asserting, “If you’re going to be a doctor, it must be in internal… Read More »The Reason a Patient Refused Surgery ..read more
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Things Doctors Inadvertently Miss
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by Dr. Shin
1M ago
Outside the emergency room, the siren of an ambulance grew nearer. Through the frosted glass of the emergency room door, I could see the flashing lights of the ambulance as it came to a stop. Shortly after, the security guards at the reception desk swung open the entrance to the ER. Cold air from February… Read More »Things Doctors Inadvertently Miss ..read more
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The last outing of the Mayor of Seoul
Korean Doctor's Blog
by Dr. Shin
1M ago
It was an exceptionally hot August. The rotating fans, two per hospital room, were insufficient to stave off the heat. Merely standing still would quickly result in sweat trickling down one’s back, and a brief run left clothes clinging uncomfortably due to sweat, making it difficult to move. Rolling up sleeves for a bit of… Read More »The last outing of the Mayor of Seoul ..read more
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Everyone has their own timetable
Korean Doctor's Blog
by Dr. Shin
1M ago
It’s been seven years since I graduated from medical school. Although seven years is by no means a short period, it feels like it passed in the blink of an eye. The feeling that time is accelerating is probably evidence of aging. Indeed, many events unfolded during that time, so it wasn’t merely a brief… Read More »Everyone has their own timetable ..read more
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Thank You for Letting Me Fall
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by Dr. Shin
1M ago
After graduating from university, I decided to take a year off. It was a gift to myself for relentlessly pushing through life up until my mid-twenties, a time to reflect on my journey so far, and a pause to catch my breath in preparation for the chapters to come. This decision didn’t come lightly, but… Read More »Thank You for Letting Me Fall ..read more
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Escaping Short-Form Addiction
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by Dr. Shin
2M ago
In recent times, concerns about short-form addiction have been growing. YouTube Shorts, Instagram Reels, and TikTok continuously serve up videos that are less than a minute long, capturing people’s eyes and ears through the screens of their smartphones. Many have had the experience of starting to watch YouTube Shorts around 10 PM, only to find… Read More »Escaping Short-Form Addiction ..read more
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