Phantasms and Pre-Examination Woes

The sixth years are pimping out all the desks in the study center. A first year has stolen my favourite desk to sit at in the library. I have to park in the periphery because the parking closest to the lecture halls is always closed. I haven't gone running or done any form of exercise for a [...]

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Feminism Because . . .

I recently engaged in a rather cumbersome conversation in which an equally cumbersome individual entreated me to convince him of the validity of the feminist movement "when all it seems so angry and rather pointless in the long run". The urge to propel my fist in a direction of proximity to his rather smug countenance [...]

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 [...]

The Global Goals And Why I Care ✌✌

The United Nations released a list of goals that they have set aside to achieve by the year 2030. They are ambitious , dauntingly so ,but by no means impossible. If everyone in the world cared enough, we could easily accomplish these goals in the next five years .Fifteen years is, however, a long time [...]

Runner’s Etiquette 🏃

What does one do when they run past the same person for the fifth time on a route? By that time we've already given each other the "Hey, I'm glad you're running too" nod , the "you again" wave , the "let's keep going" smile and the "you're still running" grimace. Is there an elite handshake that I can [...]

Marriage Proposals and Heartbreak

I nearly got engaged during my end of block  weekend. It all happened rather quickly but the short of the situation is that I had to decline. My decision was influenced by the fact that I had not yet met my suitor until that very afternoon and he was probably at least three if not four times my own age. I was [...]

Y’er a wizard Lily ⚡⚡

I am not of this muggle world. I am a wizard. Now if my letter from Hogwarts could find its way to me before I graduate from med school, that would be splendid  👌 I have successfully convinced my younger brethren to indulge in the epicness of the Harry Potter world . I employed passive aggressive tactics such [...]

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 [...]

Coffee and Sarcasm 😄😍

It was then that Lily knew. That she had chanced upon her soul mate .  .  . It was 9 am and  Lily was standing in a queue to acquire some much needed caffeine to power up for a day that was already proving to be arduous. The queue was unforgivably long and her position in it did [...]

A Year Of Lily !

Lily does medschool is a year old today ! I can hardly believe that my foray into blogging has lasted for 365 days. I am entirely astounded by the fact that I " stuck it out" 😉 After a great age of wanting and meaning to but never really getting around to actually doing it , I [...]

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 [...]

The Quintessence of Second Year

Suffering. That is the great quintessence of second year. You suffer academically. You suffer emotionally. You suffer mentally. You also suffer physically. If the leprechauns really have it in for you, all four modes of sufferance will coincide in a beautiful kaleidoscope of misery and chaos. Random Person: And how is school my dear?   [...]

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 [...]