Third Year So Far…

I’ve disappeared with not so much of a puff because third year has been a whirlwind so far. So much, so different, exhausting, yet exhilarating. We’ve had 3 weeks of third year now, the first week was induction so that makes 2 weeks of placement and here’s what I have to say…

Read More

My First Stethoscope…?

I always thought there would be a definitive moment that I’d get my first stethoscope. I’ve never been one to jump the gun so I didn’t buy a stethoscope the moment I got into medical school. Most people don’t have one when they start medical school. I remember midway into first year, in one of…

Read More

Exams in Medical School

How are you examined? When are your exams? Do you have to write essays? All questions that I get asked time and time again…so guess what (I’m sure you know the drill by now) I’m going to be answering all these questions by talking about how we are assessed in the first 2 years of…

Read More

The Truth About Semester 3…

Once you start medical school, right from the beginning of Semester 1 you start to hear these terrible rumours about “Semester 3”. Now, I’m presuming this is pretty much across the board in different med schools, so bear that in mind. Hearing these little things from older students doesn’t place you on a good foot…

Read More

Throwback to my Med School Offer…

Today, I’m bringing you all a more traditional story time blog post. This whole blog was originally created to document my journey through medical school and share my own personal experiences, but over time I can see I’ve been kind of drifting away from that because many of you are asking for tips and advice on…

Read More

Anatomy: A Love-Hate Relationship

There’s nothing in the world that satisfies the description of a “love-hate relationship” more than Anatomy. There are many times I’ve declared just how much I love Anatomy, awed at the intricacy of the human body; yet equally as many times I’ve expressed how this subject is totally driving me crazy and teared my hair…

Read More

Typical Timetable of a First Year Medic!

One of the things I always wondered when I was applying for Medicine is what a typical timetable would look like. It’s a simple enough question, but one for which the answers I found were never quite sufficient. They tended to be too vague or just simply not easily presented. So I thought I’d create…

Read More