27 October 2010

The wrong side of twenty

So yesterday was my birthday. Twenty-seven at last and definitely on the wrong side of twenty now.

As well as some wonderful presents I was lucky enough to spend the day on placement in an interesting area. My house mate made me a delectable chocolate cake and I blew out far too many candles.

As usual the fifth year is chaotic and I've just submitted my FPAS application and have everything crossed that I rank in region that I actually want to be in (i.e. anywhere in the top 6).

For now it's still a case of getting well (I've still not got over the problem that landed me in hospital in August) and getting on with trying to work my backside off!

08 October 2010

Foundation Programme

I, like every other final year medical student, have this week enrolled for the UK NHS Foundation Programme. It's a daunting thought that I'm now in the horse race for a job with every other medical student in the UK.

So good luck to all those who will be reading the questions for the first time on Monday morning (should the website actually work)