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This post was published more than 11 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 11 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and wrote about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

So, given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views may well have changed in the last 11 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

Doctor\'s Badge

After five years, four homes, eleven housemates, seventy assessments, nine weeks in Canada, litres of sweat, countless tears, innumerable smiles, and a large dose of hard work, I was utterly overwhelmed today by receipt of the news that I’ve somehow successfully qualified as a doctor.

I guess the real work starts in August, when I take up my Foundation Doctor post.

This 1,336th post was filed under: Health, University, , , .

Some recently published posts

A flying visit to Copenhagen / July 2019, 9 minutes long

What I’ve been reading this month / June 2019, 6 minutes long

Reflecting on my first ten years as a doctor / June 2019, 8 minutes long

What I’ve been reading this month / June 2019, 6 minutes long

Californian taxis, gun ownership and democracy / May 2019, 9 minutes long

Some random old posts

Insanity / November 2003, 2 minutes long

Nuclear power plant building plans revealed / May 2005, 2 minutes long

When was the last time anyone fought a bear? / July 2007, 1 minute long

Blair… kiss… ewww… / January 2007, Less than a minute long

Brilliant offer on “24” DVDs / March 2006, Less than a minute long

Death by PowerPoint / August 2014, 1 minute long


Comments and responses

Comment from Jonathan Rothwell


by Jonathan Rothwell

Comment posted at 23:12 on 11th June 2008.

Well… congratulations! It’s going to be sad to see the old strapline go, but such is life…

Many congratulations again, and the very best of luck for your future.


Comment from Mort Karman


by Mort Karman

Comment posted at 17:34 on 17th June 2008.

Dr. Simon!! Sounds good. You worked hard for it.
Sorry I have not contributed for awhile. my own health has required many doctors. Kidneys are going-I go in for a fistula Thursday so they can do dialysis if necessary.
I got my electric chair about a month ago.
It will give me a new career.
I am going to be a hit man.
For a small fee I will run over the toes of people you don’t like.
Perhaps I can go to the UK and my super doctor friend Simon can make me whole again.
Wishful thinking.
I know you will be a good doctor.
Good luck on a long successful career.
Just never forget us little people when you become famous.
Mort


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 09:34 on 18th June 2008.

Thanks for your comments!

Mort – I hope the op goes well for you. In my experience, having an AV fistula results in endless fascination from medical students all wanting to feel it…

Good luck in your hit man career… and I’ll certainly not forget you when I’m famous!


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