Information Overload

Most people in my class are so overwhelmed it’s not even funny and we’re only 3 weeks into our second half of first year medicine. I predict that by the end of this semester there will be a handful of us having nervous breakdowns. I just hope I’m not one of them and if I’m […]

Professional Medical Attire

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about getting ready to start my first second semester of medical school and in it I mentioned how much I would love it if “Sally Big Boobs” was in my CBL group…for obvious reasons of course. Well she is and we’re going to have lots of good […]

Before you decide to apply to medical school I want you to sit down in a front of a mirror… possibly naked… and ask yourself this question:  Can I handle it?  No matter how hard you try predicting what medical school is like, you’re never going to know until you walk that path.  It’s only […]

Made the Same

As I stood there beside the cadaver with my eyes covered up with a pair of ugly plastic safety goggles that are clearly too big for my face and my mouth sealed shut afraid that human fat was going to magically find its way to the inside of my mouth, I realised that we are […]

Dissection Reflection

I know that for some people seeing a dead person for the first time can be a very traumatic event, but for me I didn’t think it was that big of a deal. I just figured that if I want to become a doctor I should get over this as soon as possible and stop […]

My First View at Surgery

Over the past week I got the opportunity to follow around a very well respected surgeon.  If it wasn’t for the fact that my apartment is located merely a few steps away from the hospital front door I probably would’ve been way too lazy to do anything productive over my mini break.  To be honest […]

Hell Resumes in Seven Days

OK so my vacation is nearly over – by “nearly” I mean school starts up again next Monday. The release of our week one schedule is a haunting reminder of how much work I’m looking forward to in the coming months. The school really does a good job at driving us to our breaking point. […]

Meltdown

Sorry guys, this is what happens when you go on vacation and try to update your WordPress to the latest version.  Needless to say I’m quite pissed over the fact that my archives magically disappeared!  BASTARDS.  I should be up and running soon so keep checking back!