30 November 2008
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09 November 2008
The way I see it, this post could potentially lead to arguments. My facts may be wrong, but it's time for me to get back to where I started with this blog: writing about my course and medicine and less about my personal life.
I've done two years of medical school so far and had a resit in each year.
Going to check the resit results always surprises me, as the people who are also waiting for results are never the people I expect to be there. They aren't the students who repeatedly skip lectures, PBL, placement sessions.
They're the students who throw their heart and soul into medicine and extra curricular activities. The students who work hard voluntarily, who have families, who have jobs, who are on committees etc.
What worries me is that for me, I'm becoming involved in committees and voluntary work not just because I want to, but because I am aware that it could benefit my MTAS application at the end of medical school.
What worries me more, is that people are more concerned about applying to deaneries than actually getting the grades.
In the fifth year we are ranked into quartiles based on our academic progress through medical school.
As I understand it (and this could be wrong) our rankings count less than our supporting evidence on MTAS.*
Should it really be this way?
*Please let me know if this is right.
07 November 2008
I also have a bad habit of buying plentiful second hand books, and while one day browsing a charity shop I came across Coma.
Instantly hooked I've been a massive fan of Michael Crichton ever since.
Without Monkey Girl I would not have found out about this.
I am now incredibly sad.
Rest in peace. I shall treasure your work forever.
Contented as I am with love life and stuff, I've gained all the weight I lost with slimming world.
Curves are a wonderful thing, but my back and knees just weren't loving me as much anymore.
Weightwatchers has been duly started again, this time online. Fingers crossed for me guys!
Stone off by christmas day is my aim...