Another Saturday in the life

Woke up around 10. I wanted to get up at 7 and watch 'the Americans' for a few hours, but I've subconsciously learned how to ignore my alarm in the morning. Weird flex, but ok, brain. I then rushed to shower and shove the rest of my stuff into the bag, ready to go home.... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Volunteering at a children’s hospice

Since around June 2017, I've done some occasional voluntary work at a local (half an hour away is local isn't it?) children's hospice. So what is a children's hospice I hear you say? Well, to sum it up, it's essentially a clinical environment with lots of specialist staff and equipment that can accommodate children with... Continue Reading →

So, you want to be a doctor?

Congratulations, you have successfully selected the most difficult profession to get into. The road ahead is laced with obstacles that aim to trip you up, so you need to be on the top of your game. Buckle up. First off, you need to make sure you have your intentions straight in your head. I’m not... Continue Reading →

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