A Week in The Life of a Second Year Medical Student | Friday

8:00 am – Woke up, got ready, had breakfast and then set out for my first 9 am start of this year. Advertisements

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A Week in The Life of a Second Year Medical Student | Thursday

8:00 am – Tried to get some Anatomy work in ahead of my session today. I focussed on drawing up a little summary for the blood supply to the leg.

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A Week in The Life of a Second Year Medical Student | Wednesday

6:30 am – Woke up early today as I have a hospital placement which I need to get to by 9!

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A Week in The Life of a Second Year Medical Student | Tuesday

7:00 am – Woke up (tired!), but tried to get some Anatomy done. I managed to finish covering the bones and their landmarks, which wasn’t too bad – bones never are, it’s the muscles that are intense, which I can look forward to next week!

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A Week in The Life of a Second Year Medical Student | Monday

7:00 am – Woke up, packed my stuff up and managed to quickly have some breakfast before it was time to leave the house. I go home every weekend, and since I don’t have an early start on Monday I usually take the bus back on Monday.

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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…

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5 YouTube Channels All Medical Students Should Subscribe to!

Having finished my first year at medical school, one of the most valuable resources I saw myself constantly turning to when I needed a simple, easy-to-understand explanation of a topic is YOUTUBE! Offer me a chapter from a textbook or a YouTube video, I will opt for the video every single time. If someone had…

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What’s PBL Really Like? – Debunking The Myths

What’s PBL really like? This is a question I’ve been asked a good few times so I thought I’d compile all my thoughts into 1 big blog post. Having now completed the first year of med school means I’ve had 17  PBL cases (as well as 2 training cases), I think I’m finally qualified to…

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5 Things You Might Not Know About Studying a PBL Course

I started studying Medicine this year at a university which uses a lot of PBL alongside an integrated approach to teaching. A lot of you will know what I mean by a PBL and Integrated course, but here’s a post I wrote only a few months into the year (so a while ago now), picking…

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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…

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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…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Life at Medical School

When you tell people you’ve applied for Medicine, you might hear a lot about what to expect – especially about the workload. However, there are some things you might not know about studying medicine and life at med school. From the course-life balance, the value of the internet and more, here are a list of ten…

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Why Medicine? – in 10 Words!

One of the truths about choosing do study Medicine is that, from the moment you decide to go down that road, you are bombarded with the same question. Why Medicine? You’d think that once you get into the medical school, you’ll never be asked that question ever again, but you are, and many times over…

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My First Progress Test!

Today I had my first official exam at medical school and it was what’s known as the “progress test”. This is a form of assessment used by some, but not every medical school. It’s essentially a test that all the students in the medical school (yes, ALL the first years ALL the way to the…

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A Week in The Life of a First Year Medical Student | Wednesday

8:00am I wake up. I have half an hour to quickly get ready and head out for today’s 9am start.

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A Week in The Life of a First Year Medical Student | Tuesday

7:30am My alarm rings and I get up straight away this time; I can’t afford to be late for my GP placement. I had to wake up earlier than usual today to take into account how busy the roads can be so early in the morning.

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A Week in The Life of a First Year Medical Student | Monday

9:00am I roll out of bed – not too early for a Monday morning since I start at 10:30am. I have plenty of time to make myself a cup of tea and review this week’s Anatomy work on the upper limb.

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AFFIRMATION CEREMONY

This week is my consolidation week, which means I don’t have any classes or lectures, instead I should be working to catch up on and consolidate everything that’s been covered so far. I do however, have a couple of extra activities planned for the week with one of them being today’s ‘Affirmation Ceremony’.

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