So, third year Med school kicked my a**. No use mincing words. I came out of my 5 weeks at the second hospital for Internal in a mentally and emotionally exhausted place. I was stuck in a thought spiral about getting old and dying, of loosing the people I loved to illnesses like the ones … Continue reading Post burnout thoughts
So, I hate the NBME. I think I've mentioned it once or twice, but it bears repeating; I loathe the NBME. I think it's an exhausting, terrible exam. After my peds NBME I was so physically depleated that I was unable to finish my brunch and had to lay down and sleep. And that was … Continue reading Post OBs NBME
So, I've been little bit quite the past few weeks. I had my Crohn's to deal with (I do feel better on the Remicade), the seasonal desire for it to just be December 18th RIGHT FREAKING NOW please, and I was suffering from a few pretty good weeks of burnout. I loved being an interviewer, … Continue reading 6.5 years of university and I still can’t judge exam performance
So, this past Saturday was Monte Carlo, the charity event that my medical school hosts every year. The gala is planned by a committee of second year medical students each year, and this year I was on that committee. The committee began planning the event in 2014, though the real meat of it began in … Continue reading Monte Carlo was…exhausting
So, the OSCE was Wednesday. Ok, so it was two days ago. I took me a while to come back from my adrenaline crash! But yes, our first OSCE was Wednesday. The OSCE stands for objective structured clinical examination, and it's pretty much just the MMI on steroids. So, yeah, there's that. The MMI (multiple … Continue reading The OSCE (dun dun dun)
So, life delivered me a few little shake-ups this week. First, my blood results came back and my GP is worried about what we had presumed as being IBS is really IBD, which is the not fun, worse kind of chronic bowel disorder, so I'm now on a waitlist for a colonoscopy. Wheee 😦 That … Continue reading On the move and a lot on my plate
So yeah, apologies for the period of radio silence there. I needed a little time to clear my head and sort out my wellness issues, and then an exam crept up and sucked out my time and my soul (as they do). But yeah, I'm feeling a bit better than I was before, which is … Continue reading I’m alive!!!
So, my school is always talking to us about 'wellness,' and that because of how stressful and high impact med school is, we have to try and maintain our 'wellness.' And I kind of thought that was a bit...maybe fatalistic, shall we say. As med students, we sort of have this attitude that if we … Continue reading Learning to ask for help…is hard to do
So, yesterday night was our second phase 2 exam, hence my week long period of radio silence. It was...a hard week, to say the least. This was a period where we had so much material, and more than half of the material on the exam was taught to us in the week before the exam, … Continue reading Surviving another exam, and 48 hours and counting!
So, this was a busy, busy, busy past 48 hours for the little lowly denizens of MUN med. Friday morning saw exam 3, friday afternoon was all about inter-professional presentations, friday evening was mandated interviewer training, 11:30 saw my friend coming in for the interview arrive, Saturday morning saw a 6am wake-up to make 7:30 for … Continue reading Exam three, interviews and the magic of faculty mandated extensions