New Me ?

Theย first week of the year is probably the most motivated one can be all year. One begins withย incredible determination to achieve their goals and work tirelessly only to burn out by January the 6th because then they discover that REALISM is an integral component of being an "Optimistic Realist" .ย  My rude , incredibly rude, [...]

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Early Clinical Rotations

It was both humbling and horrifying to see the miracle of life on display every 30 minutes of everyday for two weeks๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜จ

The Adventures of TinderLily : Part 3

The Good , the Bad and horribly unsettling , not just ugly, guys you meet on Tinder 😝😅😘

Phantasms and Pre-Examination Woes

The sixth years are pimping out all the desks in the study center. Aย first year has stolen my favourite desk to sit at in the library.ย 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 [...]

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 [...]

Runner’s Etiquette ๐Ÿƒ

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,ย I'mย glad you're running too"ย nod , the "you again" wave , the "let's keep going" smileย and the "you're still running" grimace. Is there an elite handshake that I can [...]

Y’er a wizard Lily โšกโšก

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 wouldย beย splendidย ย ๐Ÿ‘Œ I have successfully convinced my younger brethren to indulge in the epicness of the Harry Potter world . I employed passive aggressive tactics such [...]

Penis transplants and Vasectomies !

Week 4 of the Urogenital system beckons and I can say with utmost certainty that I am ready for it ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 [...]

Awakenings

โ€œYou may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.โ€ โ€• Maya Angelou This week I received what I would term an awakening. It [...]

A Year Of Lily !

Lilyย doesย 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" ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ โค โค Shifting Dullness Head of surgery department : Can [...]

Shaking It Off !

Last weekย ย 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 [...]

The Awkwardness ( and Hilarity) Ensues

I am in desperate search of a new fairy godmother as the one appointed on my behalf has failed to fulfil her mandate . Her responsibilities include reducingย the amount of awkwardness circulating in my life, a task at which she has failed judging by the amount of awkwardness I have had to endure in the [...]

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 [...]