Stress

Lists, More Lists and Proving I’m Divergent

Lists are great- the adult version of a sticker chart. Perhaps I need to get myself some gold stars! Although some of the tasks are easier said than done and certain other important businesses must take priority. (we had a very sensible and mature discussion in our house about our proposed factions) For all those […]

Situational Judgement Test- Trusting your Gut Instincts

Situational Judgement Test- Trusting your Gut Instincts

They say you can’t revise for it and yet it will comprise 50% of my score for applying to foundation schools and so the panic sets in. The questions outline a scenario that I may well be placed in as an FY1/FY2. There are 2 types of questions one where I have to choose the […]

Busy Bee-itis (and 5th year officially begins)

Busy Bee-itis (and 5th year officially begins)

Forgive me if you see me next and I no longer have any hair… this maybe normal for a 5th year medic at this point who is caught up at the moment in a flurry of “foundation application”, “elective organisation” and “general this is the last year drama”. I’ll be talking a lot more about […]

Procrastination the Student’s Greatest Nemesis

So there’s one week till my end of block exams for obstetrics and gynaecology, there’s a work book that needs doing and I need to get signed off. However I have managed to deliver a baby this block and taken an adequate amount of histories not to mention learned how to perform a pelvic examination […]

End of Life Care- What is a good Death?

End of Life Care- What is a good Death?

Never mind talking about death, but even trying to start a blog post about death is difficult. Especially when trying not to sound too morbid! Contrary to what people may think in hospitals, the majority of patients around you are being treated with curative intent. My first block of Senior Rotation* is Older Person’s Medicine […]

Stethoscopes and Starting New Adventures

Stethoscopes and Starting New Adventures

Harry Potter has a wand and Medical Students have a stethoscope. My Stethoscope allows me to assess patients lung function, it allows me to listen to a range of heart sounds and murmurs and it signifies to patients that I am part of the medical profession. My Stethoscope sits in my pocket ready for action, it’s […]

Quick Shout out to the Ladies and Gentlemen of the David Wilson Library Cafe!

Quick Shout out to the Ladies and Gentlemen of the David Wilson Library Cafe!

For the past 8 weeks you have kept my exam nerves content and warmed me up after a long day at the hospital and longer studying with your wonderful hot chocolate! Always overly generous with the whipped cream and a more than ample amount of marshmallows actually made my revision breaks relaxing and rejuvenating. So what I […]

Coffee Breaks with the Moustache Flask

Coffee Breaks with the Moustache Flask

Costa Coffee Medium Mocha (my usual beverage) = £2.35 Days that will be spent next block at the Leicester General Hospital around tempting Medium Mochas = 5 (per week) 5 x £2.35 = £11.75! That equates to the same as ¾ of my food budget, petrol money for 2 trips home, a cosy looking jumper […]

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