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I will keep track of my long journey ahead, I feel like this will be interesting to look back on in the future.

Purpose of this thread is to give you the good and the ugly of medicine.

on this thread there will be

-insights from my day
-advice (when I have the time, I’ll be happy to help others with their applications)

Disclaimer: If I don’t respond though, I can only apologise.

what will not be on this thread:

-patient information (under no circumstances will I disclose any specific information from either placement or otherwise) everything will be general

-everything will be anonymised and general.

any questions, feel free to ask.
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haven't really posted anything because the year is pretty much done..

med school so far has been actually pretty decent. the workload next year I just know will be shambles, but hopefully most of my time won't be spent revising and I would actually do things that I enjoy.

but yh
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I completely forgot this blog existed

But now that I have remembered, I am going to be posted stuff

- go thru skeletal lec - done
- pharmcology cards
- respiratory cards
- go thru overdue anki cards if can

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Medicine is going good tbh. Like, it’s a lot of work, and it’s a big step up from A-level but I feel like I low-key expected it.

Our exams are like in a few months, currently just trying to revise and be aware of everything. I hate essay writing the most but I love the reflections that we have to do.

During A-levels I didn’t really write at all to now writing every year is a big change for me. I’ve told myself im going to take everything one step at a time though.

Yes I got the highest in the year group last year but I worked very hard. It’s a new year and I know that it’s going to get more tricker, in terms of everything. But I just hope that everything just turns out the way I want it to in the end.
My favourite subject …?

I’m not even sure, right now I’m enjoying lungs / resp the most

Just because it makes the most sense… lmao. I hate the X-ray interpretations though, lord knows how I’m going to manage to learn that. It’s so hard.

It made me think about one day I’ll have to fully interpret an x-ray and understand what’s going on. Low-key scary. Drug names are horrendous but I love the concepts behind everything.

It’s so satisfying when everything clicks. Time consuming but at the end of the day, this is what I signed up for so I might as well just enjoy learning more about medicine?

Psychology lectures are a bit of a hit and miss. I enjoy it more when I look at the content in my own time, but the 9AM starts are just not the one….

Clinical skills is a blunder. I’m contemplating buying a teddy bear to practice everything on lmao, it’s just that there’s a lot of steps and you have to remember everything. Bit of a shambles

Let me just say, chat GPT is currently CARRYING me. Lmao

Good bye.
10am -6pm day today

Around 5 hours on lectures.

Not fun😭 I’m going to try getting some food this morning because it’s rough.. but we can do this

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