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I am a young, female doctor working in rural South Africa. I write my personal views on work in the hospital, life in South Africa and my experiences as a surgeon in training.

Owner: MedicineandMartinis

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Language: English

Tags: Surgery, Medicine, Adventure, Philosophy, Lifestyle

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