I'm feeling pretty damn good right now. Why?! Because I'm moving to my new place next week and I'll be starting my medical degree in two weeks! That's why! No, I haven't started packing. Yes, I probably should. No, I probably won't. Yes, I'll probably leave it until the last minute. Yes, I will probably regret that… Continue reading One Week Until Moving Day!
Hey guys, So it's been a while. 3 months and 2 days by my count. Where have I been? Let's see... My desk, the library, my supervisors offices, my desk, the library, the library again and, oh, the library a bit more. I've started to have confusing thoughts about the library... Basically, I've been working… Continue reading I Promise I’m Not Dead
So if you've been reading my blog, you'll know that I've been fortunate enough to get into medical school and I'll be starting in September. Huzzah! I've pretty much been walking around with the biggest grin on my face since I got my acceptance. Wondering when the feelings of elation would subside. Be careful what… Continue reading The Joys of Student Finance
I met a young doctor who used to work under me recently. I had just completed my night rounds in the hospital and I was leaving for home.
And then I saw him. He was unkempt, exhausted and appeared famished. Worst of all, he looked like a man who has totally given up on being a doctor. He appeared hesitant when I asked him what was wrong,but I could not just leave him there.
After much persuasion and insistence on my part he agreed to join me for a late supper. While he ravaged through his first proper meal of the day, he finally opened up. He has started working for the past week in a new speciality. Though the hours are longer, it was not an issue. He was well aware of the sacrifices he was expected to make.
However, the degradation, humiliation and constant harassment have finally taken…
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So I thought I'd write a post on the whole med school application process/cycle, or as I've dubbed it: The Hunger Games: Medical School. It starts off with you taking one of the three entrance exams: BMAT, GAMSAT & UKCAT. After surviving one of these tortuous exams, you then subject yourself to the hell that… Continue reading The Application Cycle
So a lot has happened in the past month. The University of Southampton School of Medicine got back to me. Not unexpectedly, I was unsuccessful. I'm not sure how it feels for others in my position, but even though Southampton was at the bottom of my preference list, I was still a little disappointed. KCL also… Continue reading March/April Madness & Interview #4
Wait, what? I'm at interview #3 already and I'm yet to hear back from Southampton or Kings? I've got to say I'm starting to feel just a tad nervous. So, last week I had interview #3 at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, which is part of Queen Mary, University of London.… Continue reading Interview #3
So yesterday I had interview #2 at King's College London, or KCL/King's as we call it. In my last post I mentioned that interview #1 at the University of Southampton hadn't gone too well and I was expecting this one to go the same way. Interestingly, it didn't. It may have been because I'm doing… Continue reading Interview #2
So it's been a while since I've posted. Almost 3 months to be more precise, but I guess that's what happens when you start a masters degree. Either way, I'm becoming more organised with my commitments and will make time to post more often. So where did I leave things? I was in the middle… Continue reading Back From Hiatus
So I'm sat here trying to write my personal statement and not unexpected, I have writer's block. I mean why is it so difficult? What's the big deal? It's only probably one of the most important things I'll ever write. It's only what determines whether I'll be offered a place at medical school and by… Continue reading Failing The Personal Statement