The Med School Diaries

Surgical masks, Soup and Slit lamps // Week #093 (Ophthalmology)

Hiya! On Monday morning, I embarked on my fourth year of medical school, also known as CP2 (Clinical Phase 2). My first attachment of the year was ophthalmology, which is the specialty that deals with various eye problems. Before starting the placement properly, we had an induction at the undergrad education centre where we received… Continue reading Surgical masks, Soup and Slit lamps // Week #093 (Ophthalmology)

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The Med School Diaries

CP1 Catch-Up, Confirming Death and Confidence // Weeks #91 + #92

Hiya! It's been a while since I last updated my medical school diaries, hasn't it? My last post was way back in June or July, when I rounded up my third year of medical school. Since then, I've officially completed my first degree (meaning I can put a few letters after my name?), started our… Continue reading CP1 Catch-Up, Confirming Death and Confidence // Weeks #91 + #92

Med School Moments

My Third Year of Medical School // A Recap in Numbers

Hiya! As another academic year draws to a close, it's time for my favourite part - a recap in numbers. In the past, I've written this post about second year and this post about first year. Let's see how my third year measures up in comparison... Unfortunately there's no photo of my empty university room… Continue reading My Third Year of Medical School // A Recap in Numbers

Med School Moments

Medical School Exam Day (At Home!) // 3rd Year Medical Student

Hiya! Despite not physically 'being' at university this year, we still had summer exams to complete at the end of 3rd year. Under normal circumstances, we would have taken a couple of online exam papers, had a clinical skills OSCE and completed a prescribing exercise. Seeing as things aren't exactly normal this year, we were… Continue reading Medical School Exam Day (At Home!) // 3rd Year Medical Student

The Med School Diaries

Dissections, Diabetic Emergencies and Dilemmas // Weeks #080, #081, #082 + #083

Hiya! Over the last few weeks of our online course, I think it's safe to say that I got a bit... slack with my blog post uploads. Don't worry though - I'm about to condense a month's worth of information down into one whistle-stop blog post! To tie up the loose ends of the course,… Continue reading Dissections, Diabetic Emergencies and Dilemmas // Weeks #080, #081, #082 + #083

Med School Moments

Happy 100 Days of Lockdown! // 3rd Year Medical Student

Hiya! Today's Tuesday 30th June 2020. As far as things go, I've had an incredibly average day today. In fact, if Alex Jones hadn't mentioned it on The One Show this evening, I probably wouldn't have realised that it's officially the 100th day of lockdown in the UK. Shot on my iPhone. When I heard… Continue reading Happy 100 Days of Lockdown! // 3rd Year Medical Student

Cook with Me

Mushroom Tagliatelle and Homemade Chips // Cook With Me #06 + #07

Hiya! Welcome back to 'Cook With Me', where I'm attempting 12 (hopefully easy) recipes that I’ve never tried before. This time, it was a two for one deal (clearly my confidence is growing). I started off with a mushroom tagliatelle, then added some homemade chips to serve as a side dish. Mushroom tagliatelle - https://www.errenskitchen.com/creamy-tagliatelle-mushrooms/… Continue reading Mushroom Tagliatelle and Homemade Chips // Cook With Me #06 + #07

Cook with Me

Aubergine and Courgette Lasagne // Cook With Me #05

Hiya! Welcome back to 'Cook With Me', where I'm attempting 12 (hopefully easy) recipes that I’ve never tried before. This time, I was attempting a Jamie Oliver recipe. Given that his style of cooking is rather 'rough and ready', I thought his recipes would be fairly easy to recreate. With a few of my own… Continue reading Aubergine and Courgette Lasagne // Cook With Me #05

The Med School Diaries

Farming, Floating and (putting myself) Forward // Week #079

Hiya! This week, I faced one of my most dreaded topics in medical school - neurology. Using my incomplete medical degree, I've diagnosed myself as having some kind of 'neurophobia'. Honestly, I just seem to strongly dislike it. To illustrate my point, let me tell you what happened at on Monday morning. I'd just gone… Continue reading Farming, Floating and (putting myself) Forward // Week #079

The Med School Diaries

Phased returns, Pixels and Pak choi // Week #078

Hiya! This week, we were finally told a rough plan for our future. Seeing as the past few months have been a state of confusion, it was nice to finally know what's going to happen with university. Over the course of a webinar on Monday, we were told all about our 'phased return' to medical… Continue reading Phased returns, Pixels and Pak choi // Week #078