Dealing with failure

As the title suggests this is not a great post. I was seriously debating whether I should write a blog post about it but after having slept on it, I decided I want to at least start changing the perception of failure a bit by bit within my medical school. It is taking me a…

Freedom

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…

Mental health among medical students

I read a worrying article the other day by the British Medical Association that claimed that the rates of mental health problems among medical students were among the highest among university students. Stress and mental health problems have been well documented in the media amongst health care professionals. With long working hours, patient demands and the…