Placement

Things to do on outblock

Phase 2 is the time where everyone is split off into different placements. You get to choose one or two people to go with as your clinical partners, but other than that where you start of is completely random/ This can be a great way to make friends with whom you may have never met […]

Finished my Last Shadowing Post as a Medical Student

Finished my Last Shadowing Post as a Medical Student

    “You do realise that’s the last time you can say- but I’m a medical student!” The FY2 mutters as he scribbles corrections over my scrawl and thrusts the second set of notes in my hands. “I’ve just started this clinical rotation.” The day before the end of block exam. “I’ve just started clinical […]

Feeling a little Spoilt- Start of Elective in Antigua

Feeling a little Spoilt- Start of Elective in Antigua

There is 1 MRI machine for the whole of the East Caribbean. The CT machine is currently broken. To get an echocardiography you have to go private. Back at the Leicester Royal Infirmary I have witnessed countless times when in the appropriate situations these investigations have been ordered and several times been life-saving and so […]

It’s Not Like in the Movies- My 1st Cardiac Arrest Call

It’s Not Like in the Movies- My 1st Cardiac Arrest Call

BANG. Start Chest Compression’s. Wires. People Charge in. Pads on. ZAP. “WE’RE LOOSING HIM DOCTOR. Thump Chest with Mighty Fist- I’ll stop there because it’s not like that at all but you could be forgiven for thinking otherwise we’ve all seen an episode of ER or Holby City or in Hollywood films where someone close […]

Roots- My Final Year Pre-Elective Video!

Roots- My Final Year Pre-Elective Video!

So, I’ve been waiting to dedicate a post to my upcoming elective (how exciting)… then I thought I could write a blog post… OR I COULD SHOW YOU! This is my entry to the Wesleyan Medical Elective Competition 2014! Everyone should take on a cause that’s close to their hearts, when you are doing something […]

Paediatrics- kids say the darnedest things!

So I am casually but ever the observant standing at the periphery of the doctors on the ward round. I’ve earned my keep by fetching the foundation doctor the notes and observation charts, I know where the next set I’ll be required it retrieve is located so now all for me to do is to […]

Sleep Inertia

Sleep Inertia; the physiological state of grogginess felt after a sudden wakening! Hello University of Leicester, hello University Hospitals of Leicester, hello bed. After 1 week back at the hospital I can safely say I earned my weekend. Thank goodness I got my first choice of placement in Psychiatric Liaison so going back for week […]

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