Who am I?

I’m currently a student studying post-grad medicine at UQ in sunny Brisbane. I decided that I should write a blog about my time at medical school (as many med students do) entirely in rhyming verse (which comparatively few students do).

After extensive searches of the web I feel safe in saying that this is officially the best rhyming blog about medical school out there. If there’s another one though I’d like to hear about it…

If you feel like contacting me for whatever reason, I can be reached at:
therhymingmedstudent@gmail.com (the slow way)
or through blog comments (the fast way)


31 Comments (+add yours?)

    Jan 27, 2011 @ 20:28:11


    I come from a family with a lot of doctors around me ,I mean family members, and I have realised that generally speaking doctors have a literary attitude ( a literary vein as we say here in Greece); Your rhyming verse amazed me, excellent work and very original, keep going…..


    • The Rhyming Med Student
      Jan 28, 2011 @ 10:43:26

      Thanks for your kind words Doda.

      I absolutely agree that a lot of people in the medical profession seem to have a literary vein. I know at least a few medical schools (unfortunately not mine) have even introduced assessments requiring students to engage in creative writing/poetry in an effort to instill that ‘literary attitude’ and help their future graduates become more reflective and balanced.


    Jan 28, 2011 @ 20:48:21

    Absolutely, more reflective and balanced ,injected with the power of the “EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE”,which we achieve through the study of literary works,a great tool in doctors’ hands,a prerequisite for successful doctors who approach their patients first with the ” SILENT LANGUAGE OF THE EMOTIONS ” and after with their medical knowledge…


  3. Jim
    Feb 13, 2011 @ 01:21:53

    Great idea for a blog – I’m adding you to my Blogroll!



  4. Haikugirl
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 08:20:50

    What a unique idea, to write your blog in verse! Fantastic. 🙂


  5. zam
    Feb 21, 2011 @ 03:32:10

    This is so cool… and very original, might I add. Didn’t think med students even had time to rhyme. Good on you for breaking this random stereotype I just realized I held!


  6. Mahfooz
    Feb 24, 2011 @ 20:49:40

    I must say this is very unique, in fact this is the first rhyming blog I have come across and I’m impressed. Hope you never run out of rhymes 🙂


  7. Sophie
    May 25, 2011 @ 15:50:50

    Hey. Thanks for the like on my last post there (http://wp.me/p1dSlm-2V). 🙂

    I do have to agree with people here that your idea of a rhyming blog is quite unique. And very interesting! I am adding you on my blogroll, if you don’t mind. 🙂


  8. jian5
    May 25, 2011 @ 21:53:30

    Hello! The previous commenter, Sophie, recommended this blog to me. I really enjoy reading your poems, and I look forward to seeing more of them in the future. I’m also adding this blog in my roll 🙂


  9. Jen
    Jun 26, 2011 @ 09:36:09

    Have you ever heard of the Digital Cuttlefish (http://digitalcuttlefish.blogspot.com/)?

    He also writes in rhyme (predominantly). The blog is mostly on science/skepticism/etc and current events related to such.

    I was going through my blogroll today, and that blog reminded me of yours.


  10. annerifficweak
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 12:58:51

    wow, you’re a med student. I have friends who are med students too. and actually, I’m planning to pursue medicine in the near future. 🙂 Am gonna tell my friends about your blog.


    • The Rhyming Med Student
      Aug 18, 2011 @ 21:38:08

      Cool. If you’re a nursing grad you’ve already got a big head start. What’s inspired you to pursue medicine?


      • annerifficweak
        Aug 18, 2011 @ 22:24:08

        Yep, I’m nursing graduate. Actually, it happened one night when me and my friends were having a dinner. We decided to take up medicine in the future and build our own hospital. Two of my friends are now taking up medicine. The rest of us are still saving money for our tuition fee. :))

  11. lovethebadguy
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 11:12:33

    Hi there,

    Just a quick note to tell you that I would like to pass “The Versatile Blogger Award” on to you!

    Congrats. 🙂


    – Love The Bad Guy


  12. Mahfooz
    Nov 12, 2011 @ 03:46:39

    Gave you a mention here, hope you read it – http://wp.me/pPN5N-bC


  13. yi-ching lin
    Nov 27, 2011 @ 09:19:05

    this is such a silly and fun idea – i enjoyed your ninja bit. thank you for following my photo/writing blog! cheers, y


  14. Clare Wilmot
    Dec 03, 2011 @ 23:20:12

    My grizzled husband turned his Geology Classes at a cool New England School into rhyme.. and did not get tenure for his efforts ! The Kids learned well, but the faculty were stuck in a prior era. Make sure there are enough in your Med School Faculty who think like this Prof, ( http://donaldsinger.blogspot.com/) so that all doctors can support themselves emotionally with writing difficult things. The process of writing helps get the emotion out of the amygdala into the frontal cortex… A real support against BURN OUT !
    Keep writing and get your public to adore you more by writing their own poems for us to read…


    • The Rhyming Med Student
      Dec 29, 2011 @ 07:26:09

      Your husband sounds like a good teacher – it’s too bad for his students that the faculty had such a conservative outlook on teaching methods.

      I read about the Hippocrate’s awards. They’re an amazing idea and it’s great to see the level of interest they’ve generated since their inception.


  15. katthenomad
    Dec 04, 2011 @ 14:47:21

    Awesome idea!


  16. thephysicianspalette
    Feb 20, 2012 @ 05:04:01

    what a novel idea!


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