Our First Patient

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

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Be the best you can be…right now

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

Applying to Medicine – Step 3 (Personal Statement)

So, you've picked your universities, you've sat the entrance examinations and now you're tying up all the loose ends with your application... which leaves the personal statement. Applying as a postgrad, I think universities are highly concerned with the amount of experience you've got and how that's changed you, so bear that in mind if … Continue reading Applying to Medicine – Step 3 (Personal Statement)

Applying to Medicine (Step 1 – Which Universities?)

I know how daunting it can be applying to Medicine as a postgraduate student, especially if you've been unsuccessful in previous applications - so I thought I would try to detail some useful information over the next few posts to try and help any of you who are interested in applying! I couldn't believe I … Continue reading Applying to Medicine (Step 1 – Which Universities?)

The most stressful two years of my life so far…. Part II

Picking up from where I left off; I was in Pakistan, had just finished my incredible internship at the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital, and it was my 17th birthday. Incidentally, my birthday fell on the same day as AS results day... Remember in one of my first posts when I was talking about how … Continue reading The most stressful two years of my life so far…. Part II