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…

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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…

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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…

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Juggling a Part-Time Job & Studying Medicine

This is a guest post written by Daisy a second-year medical student. As I’m power walking through town and scoffing my sandwich in a desperate attempt to make it clinical skills after working a six-hour shift I wonder why I’m doing this. Then in communication skills, we cover talking about embarrassing subjects with patients. I…

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Quotes From Year 1 of Medical School

Yes, I know this post is horrendously late, but better late than never right? I actually started writing this post midway through the year, but it’s been sitting in my “drafts” folder waiting for some more attention for a long time. I suppose I was enjoying my Summer too much, so now you’re all going…

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