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…

Mock exams

Every year, we have formative exams after we finish our first term. Fourth years have their formative exams later on in the year in comparison to the rest of the medical school and we are one of the first to have our summative exams. This year, I am planning on working quite a bit towards my…

Split homes

My 16 week placement of specialties has now finished and I am now completing 16 weeks of medicine and surgery in a town that’s about an hour away from my home at university. This means that I have now got my life in two different places as I tend to come home at the weekend.…

Educating the educators

The weekend that we have just passed has been tiring. As I mentioned earlier on in the blog, I am the year 3 coordinator for a peer assisted learning society for the medical school. As part of that role, I organised a weekend revision course for the third year medical students. I covered all the…