Ataraxia & Adulthood

I must have jinxed myself when I proclaimed February to be the best month of the year because shortly after that followed one of the most harrowing months that I have ever experienced ! March was , simply put, hellish. I was on my Internal Medicine rotation and looking back on it , I am not entirely [...]

A year in review :)

In twelve days, the year of 2014 will be no more. We will be ushering a brand new and as yet unwritten year into our midst. Lily's year : a review January - It started off terribly with a tonsilitis infection on the eve of the New Year but things became much rosier after a few [...]

Divine Intervention At Its Absolute Best !

I am officially a second year ! I passed ALL my exams ! Even the dreaded Pathology ! Words cannot express how grateful I am to have made it . One sixth of my journey is now complete ! My results were released yesterday afternoon and prior to that I was a bundle of nerves. [...]

Someone who fascinates me

Day 25 : Someone who fascinates me and why My youngest sister proves to be a continual source of fascination for me. She is the nicest and kindest little human being that I have ever known. Hers is a heart of gold. She is always asking me how my day was and is genuinely interested [...]

Types of Medical Students : Exam Edition

Types of Medical Students : Exam Edition I have a theory , an excellent theory now that I have pondered upon it, that the true qualities of a medical student are only observable just before they are to write their year-end examinations. This is based on the observations I have made in my dynamic class [...]

OSCE time !

Objective Standard Clinical Examination Time ! My classmates who live on campus have each other to practice on for OSCEs. I have had to be creative and use my younger brothers as my models as a result of my home-dwelling status. Getting my little four year old brother to sit still was a mission but [...]

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 [...]