After quite possibly the hardest two weeks of my life, my final exams in medical school are finally over. It seems very surreal to have finished my fourth year. If all goes according to plan, I will never have to do these exams again. But before I start my traditional rant about the exams, I want to just start off by saying how insane this year has been.
I always knew that fourth year is the hardest year of medicine at my university. But I definitely underestimated how time consuming it was going to be and I have definitely got a newfound respect for all the upper years who have managed to get through it in one piece!
Those who have been following my blog know exactly how much I have had on my plate this year. I have had to undertake a small-scale audit, a 3000 word essay on the medicalisation of pregnancy, apply for my intercalated degree, organise my elective and stay on top of revision. Not to mention the fact that I had to maintain a social life as well as take part in the annual MedSoc charity pantomime (I am aiming to set the record by being the longest running medical student to take part in the pantomime!)
So in general, fourth year has been a flash of great memories. I still cannot believe I have finished four years at medical school. So now I am ready to jet off to Brisbane and start blogging about my experience over there.
Now my final post of the academic year will not be the same without me moaning about the exams. In general, I think I could have passed the OSCE and the LCA. I tend to do a bit better in the practicals so they are not something that I am particularly worried about. The papers on the other hand were absolutely horrific. It was reassuring however that the general consensus within my year was the same. Now I know what you’re thinking…”Well duhh, they are finals so obviously they’re going to be hard.” But I think this year, I will not be too surprised if I fail one of them. Anyway, I am trying extremely hard to not dwell on results day but it is going to be tough. I am praying that my whole year passes (including me!)
So stay tuned for updates on my elective…