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've been less socially busy this week, but much more productive in everything else. There has been an element of realisation that it is MARCH!... and I have yet to set myself up to achieve my goals for the year. This week has been all about the shoulder and arm (which anatomically is the upper … Continue reading Med School Diaries: Long Days, Hard Nights and Setting some monthly challenges…
This week has been an adventure and a half... I have driven over 200 miles this week; but it has been worth it. Having been home for the weekend I started the week behind on work. However, I didn't let it get to me and have keep pushing on. This week I had my MOSCE … Continue reading Med School Diaries: Chaos, Cake and Cruciate Ligaments
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...
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
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
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!