Medical school is so much fun, i’ve met some amazing people, i’m learning amazing things and i’m doing something I particularly love - Anatomy. Essentially once a week i learn a ridiculous amount of knowledge about something, be it the brain and nervous system, or muscular tissue, by the end of a hour session I am bursting at the seams with knowledge.
But it can get weird, each anatomy session is couple with dissection, the dissection of cadavers - human bodies donated to medical science. The only dead person I’ve ever seen looked peaceful and perfect, these bodies on the other hand do not. For the purposes of our education they are preserved and they look dried. I cannot thank them enough for what they’ve done for us, but they just constantly remind you that they where once human, whether its a partially open eye, or a little goatee, or even their fingernails. These people were once human, and now i’m looking at one part of them, be it half their head, with their brain on show, or their reproductive system.
How much respect can I give these people? Do i have to respect an arm? It’s weird, if I could meet them I’d just say how thankful I was to them, and it’s so nice to see how the anatomy is actually arranged in real life, as opposed to in a book. But my god it’s weird.
I’m entering my second proper week of medical school. Wow! I’m so useless! I’m about to start my first semester which is all about the life cycle; aging, pregnancy etc. Why haven’t I learnt CPR? I thought that would be like my first lecture, and that I’d be able to save lives now… Maybe I’ll have to wait a few years :P. Everything seems amazing so far, I’ve met so many great people, and my flat mates are all super friendly and super supportive, so I’m very lucky. My PBL group is pretty sweet too, there is a girl called (new pseudonym alert) Dr Belfast who seems pretty nice… Hurm! Its all moving so fast… I’ve been here two weeks already ( the drunken revelry of freshers seems a distant memory). I’m excited and nervous!
By this time next week, i’ll probably be highly inebriated at Uni. I don’t know how i feel at the moment really, a week seems like such a long time when it really isn’t. I keep putting it to the back of my mind but i think i have to realise that i’m going away! I’ve never even moved before and i’m going to disappear in less than a week. I hope that some relationships that are barely beginning don’t come crashing down, i hope that friendships that have come to mean so much remain, its a scary, scary time.
But ignoring all that, i’m going to be starting as a medical student! A medical student - which will require constant effort. I hope I can keep it up for the sake of everyone who has invested in me.
If your not back at school, you’ll be going back to school. If your in year 12, welcome to sixth form, the next two years will probably drain you if you put in the effort, or they will leave you unfulfilled and in a place you don’t want to be in if you don’t focus.
If your going for high flying courses, or are generally aspiring for something, now is the time to really put the effort in, if you do you will be left with a sense of achievement and will be able to look back and be all like: “BOO-YEAH!”.
Just, good luck everyone, this next year/ two years will make or break you. Aspire, and work!
If there’s anything that signified what I am now, its the little package that arrived today. Inside was a Littmann Classic II S.E stethoscope, in hunter green with my name engraved on the bell. Whenever you see a doctor what are they wearing, or carrying or not far away from? What do you always associate a doctor with? A stethoscope!
And now I have mine, its weird, I got one before, from a medical convention, but it felt a bit like a cheat, because it wasn’t mine, and this one well and truly is!
It’s all becoming so real!
My next purchase is going to be a lab coat, for anatomy and dissection. This is all getting way, way too cool!
Ok so it’s like what, 3 weeks until i begin medical school? I have never, ever moved in my life. I am not an independent individual, and now i’m going to have to look after myself completely in an instant.
That’s a scary thought! And now I’ve made it to uni there is all this expectation on me, I have to be the best of the best and i’m just feeling plain nervous.
What if they make us do a maths exam? I’ll be screwed and I’ll be so scared.
Man i’m excited, yet also so very, very scared.
After the initial high of receiving my results, I’m kind of coming down, I’ve started buying all the stuff i think I’ll need, started getting my accommodation sorted. Just all that very basic stuff that needs doing. Nonetheless, even through all this mediocrity I cannot physically wait for it to start!
I’M GOING TO MEDSCHOOL AAAAAAAAH!!!
AHAHA! You no longer follow the humble ramblings of a meer “medical applicant” OH NO! You now follow a full on medical student. Yes, you heard me right, on Thursday the 16th of August I was confirmed at my medical school, I’m in - I’ve made it!
I will be starting mid-september, and therefore Dr. Britain is actually on his way to becoming a doctor!
After all the trials and tribulations, failures and successes, countless hours of study, i’ve done it. I can’t believe it, I’m ecstatic, i cannot wait to start.
One step closer to being JD…
I’m revising for possibly some of the most important exams ever, yet I’ve also just started seeing someone. How do I balance these two things? I’m working a lot harder one day so I can see her for an afternoon or something, and it seems to be working, I don’t feel guilty that I haven’t done enough revision, and I feel comfortable with the amount of time I enjoy with her. Buuuuuuuuut what’s going to happen if I get into Med school? Am I going to be able to keep whatever this is going? That is going to be taxing, seeing as the work load will be treble what it is now… I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it. Also i’m thinking of doing more doodles. Look out for those soon!
Hello All! Its been along time since I posted here, but not much has really happened. I have firmed my first choice and visited recently - its absolutely lovely, an amazing place I cannot wait to start. I’m literally in the middle of my last set of exams. I’ve done philosophy and ethics which I think went ok. I need a C in chemistry for an A overall , and I’m not sure what I need in biology. I’m a lot closer to medical school - I’m excited and nervous I just want my results!!