12 Apr 2015

my week #156: three years of my week!

This week marks three years of this 'my week' feature and this has freaked me out a bit. I never thought I'd keep the blog running for so long and I didn't think anyone would be interested in the rubbish I spew out on here on a (currently) thrice-weekly basis! Anyway, I intend to continue for as long as I can as there's still a lot to share. Also, I just want to apologise to anyone who has emailed me recently - I'm quite stressed with exams coming up and being on placement isn't much fun. I will get round to replying and apologies if any I have replied to are quite short - there's just not enough time for me to write extensive replies at the moment.

This week, I realised that I'm not enjoying surgical placement as much as I thought I would - chasing people down is tiring and I've not yet met a clinician who has been inspiring. It's demoralised me a bit as there's still another two weeks to go and though I have met one or two lovely people, none of them are surgical specialists... The one shining light has been an on-call shift I did on Thursday as I seem to really enjoy acute and emergency medicine.


How has your week been?

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  1. Your line on 'demoralizing' is quite on target. My fellow med student on IM and I have been talking about it all week.

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    1. What's IM? :) It's been better this week but we've been warned not to go into theatre tomorrow as the surgeon doesn't like students and will send them away :( x

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  2. My cousin who is a junior doctor wanted to become a surgeon and for her first placement as a junior doctor she chose to do surgery and she hated every minute because she said she didn't meet any nice people and it was exhausting. I can also understand because as a student nurse, my surgery placement was the worst.. :(

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    1. I've never wanted to be a surgeon but every placement I've done, I've enjoyed so went into this with an open mind. Nothing's changed my initial thoughts though... I also went into general practice placement thinking I would never want to be a GP but meeting inspiring ones on that placement has changed my mind! Quite sad that this hasn't happened on surgery :( x

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  3. Love this! I'm defo taking inspiration from your organisation for next year when I'm in third year! x

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    1. Thanks! :) Good luck with exams and third year :) x

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  4. I just came across your blog and I'm really enjoying looking through how you design your planner! I was wondering where this particular planner is from? I really like how there is so much space to write for each day :)

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    1. Hi, the planner is called The Planner by Seeso - I did a post on it back in December 2014 :) Hope this helps x

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  5. Hi Angela,

    Don't get discouraged in surgical placement. You seem like a hard working person (evident by your note taking and organization skills) and I am sure you will find your place in time. Best of luck :) I've been following your blog for some time now, and it really inspires me to get organized and take notes, so I thought I would show some appreciation. Thank you for that!

    Also, I would be really nice to see a post on medical school on tips and tricks you learned along the way, if you have time, of course. I will be starting medical school soon and I hope I can get through it.

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    1. Hi Lily, thank you for your lovely comment :) I do have a few posts about medical school lined up - they were put on the back burner during exam time but exams are now over so they'll hopefully go live over the next few months :) x

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