Medicine is an expensive endeavour, when you are a graduate medic the finances get harder. You get less finance support from student finance and you are expected to part fund your first year’s tuition fees. (twice if you are a medical student). It becomes inevitable that you have to work to support your studies. Recently … Continue reading Working as a Graduate Medical Student
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.
Resitting first year is a strange experience. There's something so refreshing about the experience because I have really grown from it but at the same time it’s been a really mentally trying time. I wanted to start of my new blogging schedule after my blog down time by giving people an incite into how reciting your year can be both easier and harder all at the same time...
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