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
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
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...