How Well Do You Know Your Medical History?

Medical history is genuinely fascinating! Admittedly I don't know it very well, but the bits and bobs I do learn blow my mind. It shows just how rapidly medicine is evolving and just how much has happened in the past 100 years, in 1920 the discovery of penicillin was still 8 years away! Click on... Continue Reading →

The silent syndrome: the reality of imposter syndrome in medical school

I turned to my friend earlier this year on our way into town (probably for coffee, our lifeline) and explained a feeling that I've sat with for years, but until that point had rarely spoken about. "I constantly feel like I'm waiting to be found out". A shining example of this is when I am... Continue Reading →

That’s a wrap: 2010s

You will need a full pack of mince pies (or whatever festive treat you fancy) for this one. It's been a while. It's been busy. 2020 is just around the corner and what perfect way to update my slightly neglected blog than to ~reflect~ on what has been a life-changing  decade (buckle up, it's about... Continue Reading →

Placements: my little nuggets of wisdom

6:00 am. It's dark outside, my eyes don't want to open and my muscles appear to have stopped working. *RECORD SCRATCH* -- freeze frame --. I bet you're wondering how I ended up like this. Things have changed since the last time I posted. Rotations have swapped, so for the past month I've been waking at 6:00... Continue Reading →

The ABC’s to surviving a year of uni

Students have been back at uni for a month or so now. How do I know? More and more window sills are becoming symmetrically lined with classy student trophies, (aka spirit bottles), and buses are so full they’re comparable to actual tins of sardines. No matter how many lists, stories and top tips you read, nothing... Continue Reading →

That Student Life

Well. Finally, I can write a post and say officially that I am a medic. I’m currently sat next to a to-do list that is literally as long as my arm, and if I had a pound for every time I’ve heard “come out, first year doesn’t count anyway”, and replied “yes but mine does”–... Continue Reading →

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