Sclerosis, Slime and Surgical Abortions // Week #040

Hiya! This week, we’ve been covering the different types of movement disorders that are associated with neurology, such as Huntington’s Disease, Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis. Many of these diseases are ‘neurodegenerative’, meaning that the patient is losing neurones (brain cells) over time. As you can imagine, this can have some pretty debilitating consequences. We were…… Continue reading Sclerosis, Slime and Surgical Abortions // Week #040

Stress, Spines and a Scary Situation // Week #039

Hiya! Strangely, I’ve had a pretty quiet week in terms of lectures. We’re covering the topic of mental health, focusing on stress, depression and anxiety in particular. As a result, most lectures are filled with stats (25% of adults suffer with mental health issues at some point) and plenty of ‘coping’ mechanisms. Mindfulness has been…… Continue reading Stress, Spines and a Scary Situation // Week #039

Pain, Pancakes and Pictures // Week #038

Hiya! Happy New Year! It’s the start of a new term at medical school, and we’ve been getting back into the swing of things with lectures as usual. The major focus for second semester is neuroanatomy, which means learning lots and lots about the brain and spinal cord. The lecturers keep coming up with weird…… Continue reading Pain, Pancakes and Pictures // Week #038

Hospital Placement // Day In The Life of a 2nd Year Medical Student

Hiya! One of my favourite things about medical school is definitely when we get to go on hospital placements. Here’s a look into what I got up to on my first one this year… 6:01am – My alarm goes off bright and early in the morning. Well, it’s definitely early, but it’s not exactly bright…… Continue reading Hospital Placement // Day In The Life of a 2nd Year Medical Student

Complications, Cryotherapy and Carols // Week #037

Hiya!  We’ve finally reached the end of term – hurray! Don’t get me wrong, I’ve truly enjoyed the 12 weeks of lectures and placements so far (swear I’m not being sarcastic), but it’s nice to have some time off to relax once in a while!  That being said, the medical school wasn’t about to let…… Continue reading Complications, Cryotherapy and Carols // Week #037

Tiredness, Tests and Turning Twenty // Week #036

Hiya!  This week was the lead up to the final week for term, and unfortunately it started to show a little. My tiredness from the week before finally caught up with me and came in the form of an uncomfortable migraine from Sunday to Wednesday… hence last week’s midweek post! It wasn’t a pleasant few…… Continue reading Tiredness, Tests and Turning Twenty // Week #036

Cushing’s, Christmas and Costa // Week #035

Hiya! This post should have gone up on Sunday, but better late than never… 😉  This week was finally the week of Diwali Ball. Pretty much all of my evenings were spent getting the venue ready for Thursday night, so everything has been go, go, go!  It was amazing to finally see everything come together…… Continue reading Cushing’s, Christmas and Costa // Week #035