Happy New Year everyone! (Am I still allowed to say that if we’re a week in? When is the New Year officially not new anymore?) I hope you all had a peaceful holiday period and refuelled before the January blues – does anyone else get these? You know, when the new term comes along and … Continue reading My first set of bloods!
As I’m currently mentally preparing myself to face the music of Med school all over again tomorrow, I thought it would be nice to answer the top 5 questions I’ve been asked about Medical school and share some of my ‘probably not-so-wise’ words of wisdom! 1. Do you need to do any pre-reading before Year … Continue reading Back to school!
This week’s post is all about ‘What’s in my First-Aid kit’. I can’t say I’m much of a daredevil; all my holidays tend to be city breaks full of organised fun. Nevertheless, my fabulous auntie gifted me with this beautiful Travel-Kit from Stanford University Hospital (what a dream)! I thought it would be fun to … Continue reading What’s in my First-Aid kit?
It's officially spring break, which, ironically is anything but. It's snowing, -1, and for me, far off from a break. Sigh. On the plus side, I am back in my beautiful city of London and feel refreshed already. I didn't think I'd miss the air pollution, train delays and rude people as much as I … Continue reading Stress series – Optimising revision
It's Sunday evening, I have had a totally unproductive weekend bingeing on Gilmore Girls and just woke up from what was meant to be a 20 minute power nap, but turned out to be a 2hour and 20 minute deep sleep.... woops. Oh well... sleep > life. So this week's post is on the Teddy … Continue reading Teddy Bear Hospital
As a medical student (or any student really), it's super important to know when you've reached your limit. So that's why this week's post is on knowing when to STOP. It's so easy to burnout when you're on this course - my days have started rolling into one and I've even started to feel guilty … Continue reading Stress series (Knowing when to STOP)
The first patient we saw in the community was an elderly gentleman (let's call him Mr. X) who suffered from a plethora of health conditions that had sadly robbed him of his livelihood. The patient was initially diagnosed with leg ulcers, which eventually progressed to a stage whereby the patient was in constant agonising pain … Continue reading Our First Patient
This week we started Block 3 - The Brain and Behaviour which has an infamous reputation of being horrendously complicated and near impossible to understand.... so far, it is fully living up to its reputation! I'm hoping one day soon the pin will drop and it'll all fall into place (at least that's what they're … Continue reading Be the best you can be…right now