Justin Davis, MBBS

Justin Davis, MBBS


Justin was born and raised in Geelong, a city in the southern (less-warm) part of Australia. (Also the home of less-dangerous animals.) After initially studying for a combined degree in chemical engineering and business administration, he switched to a bachelor of biomedical science track and entered Deakin University Medical School in the charter class. He has spent the next 5 years after medical school at Barwon Health University Hospital Geelong, where he is currently a chief medical resident and a first-year advanced trainee in nephrology. When he isn’t answering phone calls about various patients dwindling eGFRs or general dialysis issues at work, you will find Justin doing some sort of extracurricular research or various other hospital-based busywork while listening to classical music (Beethoven, obviously). In his precious little spare time, he plays video games and wishes he had more time to set up a videogame stream with his best friend on Twitch, spends time with his fiancée Tenay, fails to find time to watch his local football team, the Geelong Cats (Australian football, not exactly like the American kind), takes his King Charles Cavalier Spaniel Einstein for a run, and defends his house against the various hostile and poisonous animals that populate Australia and threaten its residents’ wellbeing on a daily basis (or perhaps, it just seems that way).

All posts by Justin Davis, MBBS

November 7th, 2019

Painting in a Visual (Abstract) Medium

I’m not creative. I wish I were. I listen to music (with my particular choices being classical and music from video games) and wonder to myself how people are able to come up with such amazing pieces of art and media. I’ve tried it myself. I used to play piano back in med school, before […]

April 11th, 2019

The Nephrology Social Media Collective

Thinking back on it now, I can’t quite recall why I first decided to get a Twitter account. My suspicion is that I wanted to follow the amusing tweets of Jim Sterling who works in the videogame industry and whose work I closely follow. What did happen, of course, is that I eventually realised that, […]

January 30th, 2019

I’m Sad That Interns Don’t Want to Do a Palliative Care Rotation

It’s an exciting time for final-year medical students in Australia. Exams are over. They’re in their last-ever clinical rotations, and they’ve finally found out in which hospital they’ll be starting their careers. Most are happy. Perhaps some aren’t, I dunno. But most are simply excited to finally start their intern year as doctors, having spent 8 or more […]

December 4th, 2018

Conferences Are Really About Mental Health Breaks

I recently attended the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology’s (ANZSN) annual conference. I had a really good time. I had been to one of these before, when it was in Perth a few years ago, but that was way before I was accepted into the nephrology program. I remember the weekend being a […]

September 25th, 2018

Medicine-Induced Metabolic Syndrome

I run a clinic a couple of times a week as part of my nephrology training here at Barwon Health. I love my clinic. In addition to enjoying the longitudinal follow-up of patients and the relationships you build with them (one of the quintessential things that drew me toward physician training, and nephrology in particular), […]

August 28th, 2018

So Let’s Chat About Extracurricular Work Activities

Well, we’re finally here. Somehow, an Aussie has sneaked onto a United States-based Chief Resident blog panel dealing with pertinent issues within medicine, and I actually have to think about what to write. (I’m being slightly facetious here, by the way.) So let’s start, shall we? One of the things that has been on my mind […]

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