This was actually a suggestion from one of my Instagram friends and I think it is brilliant. Scrolling through Instagram, it is obvious to see the "rose tinted glasses" of the pre-med world. So, I've decided to sit down and think about what I thought studying Medicine was all about in comparison to what it … Continue reading Expectations V Reality
Textbooks You do not need to buy any textbooks going into first year, especially not detailed cell biology ones. You just are not going to need them. You will figure out over the first few weeks what you do and don’t need. The only one I can really recommend for first year is Greys anatomy … Continue reading Surviving the First year of Medical School
Monday On Monday I headed to GOSH for a 9:30 start of the summer school. I had been really looking forward to this for a while and I had the added bonus of a free ticket ! I managed to get there and of course you enter the awkward first moment of finding people to … Continue reading GOSH Summer School
Are lectures enough or do you need to go crazy with textbooks? So each lecture has a set of learning outcomes that ideally, you need to know ( I can tell you for a fact now though that I did not learn the material to every single one of these outcomes). Lectures generally cover everything, … Continue reading Answering your questions about 1st year…
Typing notes does not mean you wont understand them. I am a very much in the “I hand write my notes corner” because it feels more natural to me and there is actually scientific evidence to show handwriting is better for memory retention! However, despite surviving block 1 , I was quickly learning that hand … Continue reading Lessons I’ve taken from my first year of Medicine
It has now been 4 days since I received the news that I had passed first year. I am still in a bit of disbelief as I did not ever think I would pass first year on the first try. However, here we are. I am currently typing this sat outside in the glorious weather … Continue reading Reflecting on first year….
I am sorry guys, but exams really do take it out of you. After the first week I was barely keeping up with basic elements such as hairwashing or shopping. It takes it out of you! Anyway, Ill try and sum up the final block of first year here, I will try and keep it … Continue reading Block 5 Round Up