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Part Four: Writing It Up

*This is the 4th of a  5-part mini series on my experience of completing a Summer Project for an MSc in Public Health at the LSHTM (General Stream).

Writing It Up
Summer Project Due Date: 32 days. Word Total: 0 out of 10,000. Sigh.

Bangkok is full of…

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Part Three: Braving Bangkok’s Bad Side

*This is the 3rd part of a  5-part mini series on my experience of completing a Summer Project for an MSc in Public Health at the LSHTM (General Stream).

Braving Bangkok’s Bad Side
Gracious thanks go out to the LSHTM Travel Grant – which helped fund the flight to…

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Part Two: Picking the Project

*This is a 5-part mini series on my experience of completing a Summer Project for an MSc in Public Health at the LSHTM (General Stream).

Picking The Project
“How do you feel about informal markets in Bangkok?”

“You mean like… the black market?”

And that’s how my Summer…

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Summer Project Part 1: The CARE Form

The CARE Form
From the very first day of orientation at LSHTM, when your still wide-eyed and bushy-tailed, as opposed to the currently unshaven and caffeine-intoxicated state, the higher-ups at The School begin talking about your summer project.

Your summer project (feels like it should be…

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What do bikes have to do with Public Health?

Welcome to my belated and practical second blog post. I was hoping to use this entry to give an insight into some of the possibilities of pursing a Master’s dissertation at LSHTM, through describing my very own dissertation.
The idea for my dissertation came about as a synthesis of…

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What the brochure doesn’t tell you…

I am a Kiwi-born, Melbourne based doctor studying the MSc Public Health. In the coming months I hope to inform, inspire and ultimately entertain you about my experiences at the school, living in London and my journey figuring out what this whole Public Health thing is about! My first…

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Amidst Leopards and Tigers

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” – Mahatma Gandhi

If you ever find yourself in India, I would strongly recommend coming out to Nagpur and spending some time here – perhaps use…

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For Everything Else, There’s Charades

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman

The other day I was in Nirmala’s, a local grocery store, holding a piece of paper on which I…

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PhD = Procrastination + hallucination + Dissertation

“It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“PhD = Procrastination + hallucination + Dissertation.” Or so it said on a handout I received from the LSHTM on my first day…

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The Accidental Vegan

“The power to question is the basis of all human progress.” – Indira Gandhi

Before diving into the ensuing narratives and reflections, I should warn you of my somewhat unorthodox documentary habits. I will chronicle my experiences continually throughout the week, but due to a combination of endless work, crummy Internet…

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