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
What a week it has been, I have made my directing debut, made a last minute trip home and finally got my revision plan for next week sorted. This week has definitely been about getting into action. This week I tried to get on top of my anatomy work, but remembering the muscles can be … Continue reading Med School Diaries: Lights, Camera, Get into Action
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
It’s been a tough two weeks back since Christmas. I have pushed myself almost to breaking point, mainly due to forgetting that my mind needs a break too. This weekend I full on crashed. I did no work and spent most of my time in bed sleeping. I think I was incredibly anxious and tired, … Continue reading Med School Diaries: Its okay to take a break
The medical school and its pupils are decked in Christmas attire. There are trees, jumpers and reindeer headbands and the atmosphere has been mixed between exhaustion and excitement about the soon to be festive season… and now its here! The Christmas Holidays! It’s hard to believe that I have completed 40% of year 1 at … Continue reading Med School Diaries | Made it to Christmas!
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
I can't believe we are only a month away from the Christmas break! Time is flying and with another week of lecture heavy content having just gone it is hard to find the time to get any revision done. This week has been a busy one, yet i am fortunate enough to have been extremely … Continue reading Med School Diaries: Block 2, Week 2
I can’t believe the first week of block two has finished, it has honestly flown by. The amount of information thrown at you in the first week is intense; you feel overwhelmed and any confidence you have often disappears during this week and you spend the next four years to claw it back. I had … Continue reading Med School Diaries: Block 2, Week 1