Category Archives: First Year

The goings on of my first year of medical school. (A year after they happened).

Health and Safety BS

Actual Date 31/10/12 Today I spent 3 hours in my hospital being taught how to move a box and a patient. Now, in my previous life I was a sound engineer for a small company near Liverpool, I was also … Continue reading

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Medical Student Hyperchondriac Syndrome

Actual date 18/10/12 There is such a thing as medical student hyperchondriac syndrome. This is where medical students learn about a condition in a lecture and because they have one or two of the symptoms, they decide that they have … Continue reading

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First, Do no Harm.

Actual date: 1/10/2012 This whole long distance relationship thing is hard. I’ve seen Alex every weekend so far, but this weekend was the first time we’ve not managed to see each other. I can’t afford to get the train home … Continue reading

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Blood Sucking Monsters

Actual date 26/9/2012 The procedure that a junior doctor is most likely to have to perform on a patient is taking blood. It has a few names, venepuncture being the one that we were given. It doesn’t look like it … Continue reading

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Am I not normal?

Actual date 20/9/12 Today we learned what a “normal” person is. We have a medical statistics module, this module is supposed to teach us to think critically of any journals and publications and to not just take their statistics and … Continue reading

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Cinderella

Actual date: 15/9/2012 It’s been a strange week. Last week I left you as I went to the ball, taking Alex to the ball with me, and you know what, we both had a great (very expensive) night. Alex is … Continue reading

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I’m too old for this sh*t

Actual date: 8/9/2012 I couldn’t decide whether it was appropriate or not to swear in the title.. so I thought I’d play it safe and just * it. Btw, anything that’s in bold italics like this, I added as an … Continue reading

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The first day.

3rd August 2016. The date was displayed in large black font on the blue background of the medical school. A man bearing an uncanny resemblance to Santa stood to the left of the lectern, just far enough to make require … Continue reading

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