Opportunistic Conversations about Eating Disorders: An Encounter from my Pediatrics Elective
Keywords:Medical Elective, Eating Disorders, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Psychiatry, Pediatrics
My final year elective was starkly different to the one I had envisioned in my earlier years of medical school. Due to the ongoing global pandemic, those six-weeks were spent much closer to home. But I was fortunate in that I managed to secure it in the specialty of paediatrics, an area I wish to pursue as a postgraduate. There were many thought-provoking encounters to be had during my time in the paediatrics department. One encounter has given me much to reflect upon, as I shall discuss in this article.
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