Early Clinical Rotations

It was both humbling and horrifying to see the miracle of life on display every 30 minutes of everyday for two weeks😱😨

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  👌Can successfully rebut the advances of a patient in a crowded community health centre 😉 👌Can take a history and do an examination in a crowded community health centre 👌Can manage to trip while going UP the stairs 😂 (I'm still trying to figure out how that happened) 👌Can draw blood . . .  from a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Endings and Beginnings :)

Happy New Year to one and all ! In the spirit of new beginnings, fresh starts and "insert any phrase or saying that alludes to the fact that this is a new year" , I have changed the theme of my blog. I've grown rather attached to my previous theme ( my dear old sentimental [...]

Highs and Lows

Day 17 : Highs and lows of this past year Low I can only think of one incident during which I felt low and that was at the very beginning of the year after writing my first Chemistry test. It was my first university assessment and I was really nervous. My mind had not yet braced itself [...]

30 Day Blog Challenge :)

When I embarked upon this blogging journey, I vowed that I would become a prolific blogger ,who would post at least three times weekly, so that I could be considered amongst the most entertaining and humorous blogs on wordpress . I have tried my utmost best to honour my initial ambition but the unpredictability of [...]

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 [...]

The life of an off-campus student

"Don't you wish you lived on campus Lily? " - If I had a nickel ( rand) for every time someone asked me that question, I'd be able to buy myself a Jumbo box of Astros. I am part of the minority of students in my year who do not stay in residences on campus. The [...]

Back to disenchanting reality !

My week long recess has come to an abrupt end and tomorrow I will be writing the pharmacology mid-module test . It is with a heavy heart that I bid adieu to movie and series marathons , unhurried awakenings and leisurely reclination . Tomorrow I will have to readjust to the bustle of the MB,ChB [...]

Lily is my name . . . procrastination is my game.

"Hi everyone , I'm Lily and I am a procrastinator " You begin with the harmless intention of doing an activity as simple as checking your email and 2-3 hours later you find yourself reading fanfiction on tumblr. It just happens that way. I am a procrastinator. I have been one for as long as I can [...]