Kangaroo Mother Care 💕

If ever you want to discover just how long one year can be, do second year medicine . Where each module you do ( of which there are seven) seems to span a decade of its own. The culmination of the Reproductive System will be on Friday !  But alas , I cannot celebrate as [...]

Biological Clocks and Tokophobia 🕓

The pregnant female is probably the most undecorated hero that society has. Every woman that has ever been pregnant and given birth , be it via the traditional route or through surgical means, deserves numerous medals of honour and bravery. There are a myriad of complications that can occur during pregnancy , labour itself can present [...]

Swept away by Endo📚

Do not underestimate the amount of work that lecturers can pack into a three week module ! Two weeks ago I remember telling a friend of mine that I could not see how difficult this module was going to be , granted that it was to consist of only three short weeks. I would like to retract [...]

The Importance of Mentorship

The Urogenital System is now over ! Its culmination , a brutal week of end of block assessments that very nearly eradicated my ability to think clearly. We had five assessments from Monday to Friday. By Wednesday my brain felt abused and completely fried .I hope that I emerge victorious after that barrage of mental [...]

All Bashfulness Aside . . .

Urology lectures are so different from when I was learning about the reproductive system in the ninth grade. I went to an all girls high school so modesty was always encouraged. We always had to be respectful and decent young ladies who never ever used vulgar and crude language. The said vulgar words being penis [...]

Penis transplants and Vasectomies !

Week 4 of the Urogenital system beckons and I can say with utmost certainty that I am ready for it 🙂 It's going to be a lot of work but the fact that we have the surgeon who pioneered the very first successful penis transplant ( yes , a penis transplant) in the WORLD, lecturing [...]

Shifting Dullness and other GIT moments

Scheduled Post: I am in the process of fighting for my academic survival (studying for exams) and shall resume regular blogging from the 18th of June. Replies will most probably be slow, so please do not take any offence when confronted by silence. 😀 😀 ❤ ❤ Shifting Dullness Head of surgery department : Can [...]

Shaking It Off !

Last week  Friday I bid adieu to the cardiovascular system (until exams that is) and tomorrow I begin with the Gastrointestinal system. The cardiovascular system was an amazing block and I thoroughly enjoyed it. That, however ,does not mean that it was "easy". Our ECG course could be more aptly described as a crash course. We [...]

Apply Gluteus Maximus To Chair

The workload in second year quadruples every single day and weekends are patently reserved for the sole purpose of desperately trying to play catch up on the 20+ lectures that you attended during that week. Prior to the end of block test for the respiratory system, I had a complete collapse of all mental and [...]

Anatomical Heart Borders and Formaldehyde

Here at (insert university that I attend) there is no such thing as "waiting for students to settle in". We had twelve hours of dissection in the last week in the course of three days (each day with four hours of dissection) . I now wear the scent of formaldehyde like a perfume. The smell [...]

Splendiferous Moments :)

What happened before Friday afternoon (Friday morning End Of Block Test) does not deserve any mention nor does it warrant any discussion on this blog (This is my happy space). However, the time period between Friday afternoon and Sunday afternoon was resplendent and is definitely worth mentioning 🙂 ❤ End Of Block weekends are the crème de la [...]

Sleep Deprived and Hungry

I am writing a test based on  111 (one hundred and eleven)  lectures in ten days ! Can somebody please hand me the keys to a fully-stocked liquor cabinet now. I have an urgent need to drown my sorrows. One module near completion and I can say I understand the reason for second year's sinister reputation. The [...]

A Doctor In Training

Being on campus feels like stepping into a parallel universe. Everything is exactly as it was but it feels so different returning as a second year. I'll probably only feel like a second year when I get asked for directions from a lost first year in a few weeks time.  It's amazing, that two months [...]

Intro to Clinical Medicine : New Block !

The bluest Mondays are those that come directly after an end of block weekend. One can't help but torture themselves with images from their gloriously relaxing weekend where the minimal use of brain cells was socially acceptable. Pharmacology was depressing but I am on the route towards recovery : I am basically getting over it [...]

Death by Pharmacology

"When negative marking happens to good people" Sometimes Pharmacology just comes around and literally knocks you down . I wrote my pharmacology end of block test on Friday and it was, to state it simply,  the most awful test that I have ever had to endure! ( I can think of a whole range of [...]