My first community placement

Today I had my first community placement. I've already had GP placements, and a hospital placement, but I didn't exactly know what to expect from this one. On my timetable it said 'Understanding ageing and disability', so I was guessing we were going to go to some kind of care home. Considering how much I... Continue Reading →

Easy tips for getting your life together

We've all been there, some significantly more often than others, where everything feels pointless, the future looks bleak and it seems that everything and anything you could do will have no positive consequences whatsoever. I'm not at all saying that I have a magic cure for depression, but I'm merely suggesting some little things that... Continue Reading →

My thoughts on medical school, so far

I’m in my second semester at the moment, which for everyone except other uni students and yanks out there, pretty much just means that we’re post-Christmas. I’ve had my first written exam that counts towards my grade for the year, and my next one is 8 weeks away. Honestly the day-to-day isn’t nearly as exciting... Continue Reading →

Jordan Peterson: Ordinary people

'One of the things I've learned about people is that they're unbelievably interesting. If you get someone to sit down and you move past the superficial, which you can actully do quite rapidly, they'll tell you all sorts of things, that only they know, that are unbelievably enlightening. Things about their own peculiar problems, about... Continue Reading →

The Disintegration Loops

Sitting atop his building on the day that shook the world, William Basinski directed the gaze of his camera toward a billowing pillar of smoke, rising high above the Manhattan skyline. All the while, the world could do nothing but watch and hold their breath, as if they were sat before a feather balancing on... Continue Reading →

How I plan to take notes in medical school

I'm awful at note taking. So much so it's borderline embarrassing. Throughout high school and then college, I'd spend lesson after lesson making countless pages of notes on what the teacher was saying, or showing us in a power point presentation. But the problem was that it was messy and disorganised. There was no clear... Continue Reading →

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