By Dr. Sujay Kansagra My body jolts awake to a familiar sound. After a few blind swipes, my blows hit their target, and once again, there is silence. The air in the room is cool and crisp, and every fiber of my being wants me to remain in the welcoming warmth under the covers. It…Read More
BALLOONS & THE BRAIN | Q&A 🎈
With Emma (Balloons & The Brain) What mental illness do you have? General anxiety disorder, recurrent depression and borderline personality disorder. 2 years ago I received the official diagnosis of GAD and recurrent depression – these were of no surprise. I always had the symptoms of anxiety, just never knew exactly what was going on…Read More
FIRST YEARS AT MEDICAL SCHOOL VS SIXTH FORM: HOW BIG IS THE DIFFERENCE?
By TheDepressedMedStudent A common question that lots of people have asked me in the past is: are you enjoying medical school? It’s a very good question. It just seems like yesterday that I was sitting in my bedroom at home, packing my bags, looking through the events scheduled for fresher’s week (or, as is the…Read More
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A JUNIOR DOCTOR!
By Dr Jennifer (Ginevrella) I’m going to be taking you through what a day in the life of a junior doctor is like right now. Before we begin, my days can vary wildly – you might say there is no such thing as a typical day for a junior doctor. In my current job, I rotate…Read More
HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF CLINICAL PLACEMENTS & WORK EXPERIENCE
By Chidera Ota At medical school, it can be tempting to spend your time in the library or at your desk, writing out notes, memorising mnemonics and getting through your pile of ‘must-read’ textbooks. However, it’s important to not take any time you have in hospitals, on the wards, for granted; these can actually be…Read More
THE NHS: UNDERFUNDED, UNDERDOCTORED & OVERSTRETCHED
By Let’s Talk Medicine The NHS has been under public scrutiny recently more than ever before. Why is this? Is it because people are using the NHS in a wreckless manner? Are these attempts to establish a national private health care service? Or is it because as a nation we are not educated enough on…Read More