Coming back over Christmas has been a whirlwind of change, but it has certainly all been for the better. I’ve moved (again!) into new accommodation, this time I’m living on campus as a resident tutor, which means I volunteer to support the students in campus accommodation in return for reduced rent accommodation. I couldn’t be … Continue reading Med School Diaries | Back to the Brain.
This is a post of two parts. It’s hard to imagine that 9 months ago we were in our first week of medical school. Having pledged our lives to be doctors and making one of the hardest decisions of our lives. Now (whilst writing this) I am getting dressed to celebrate the end of our … Continue reading Medical School and Me: Then and Now
Its been two weeks since my last post about medical school or otherwise. There is a few reasons behind that, though I think a lot of it was about having to process the emotions I have been feeling over the last two weeks. It took me a while to describe what I am feeling and … Continue reading MedSchoolDiaries: Defining Medical School in One Word
Welcome back to Med School and the first week of block 5! After spending our four-week easter break revision pretty hard, except for my missing week that I don’t talk about. It is nice yet stressful to be back in the lecture halls and learning some new stuff. Despite being back in the lecture theatre, … Continue reading Beginning of the End (of year 1)
The last week was extremely unproductive in my opinion. Its always been the same when it gets to the last week of each term; my body and brain were both ready for a break and the ability to get anything remotely productive done had long run away from me. With my car in the garage … Continue reading Med School Diaries: Breakdowns, Burnouts and Bunkering Down
I can’t believe that Block 3 is over and done with (until revision in five weeks). I am beyond grateful that it is over and feel very fortunate to survive it! The week has shown me how strong I am mentally since I have recovered from my burnout. I am totally prepared to get block … Continue reading Med School Diaries: I am alive, I survived block 3!
This week a much happier medical student is writing this post, the one who finally feels they are getting back on track with life. It’s been a combination of smiling through the mental break, eating healthy and exercising, and gaining some confidence. The confidence came from Friday’s Clinical skills lesson. During this season we get … Continue reading Med School Diaries: Back on Track
Well, mine came this week, and it was honestly one of the most embarrassing, draining and confusing experiences in my life. Yet by the end of the week I had proven to myself and others that I could succeed through a vast range of challenges...
My first week of the new term is over, and a basic description for the week would be “loving the library”. I really need to be in the library as much as I can, its the only way I can get through the year successfully… which I need to be more than ever. This week … Continue reading Med School Diaries: Back in the Action
It’s been another busy week of med school. It seems like they are intent on cramming as much into the final few weeks of term as possible. Last week was a packed week of community placements and hospital inductions which when combined with being massively unwell was not a week I’ve enjoyed. My community placement … Continue reading Med School Diaries | In sickness and In health