Saturday, May 25, 2013


No, I'm not dead, but my blog unfortunately kind of is.

Semester exams are in two weeks, and going by the results of my midsems, I need to study waaay harder. Our first paper is in the 10th of June, and we end on the 19th, after which I am going home for the winter break! Trying not to get too excited about that because, argh, I need to be studying.

If you've been checking my blog hoping for med school updates, I'm sorry for being a massive disappointment. I'll try harder next sem! My med school experience so far can be more or less summarised in this quote from the Red Queen in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass:

Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!

'...but Alice felt she could not go faster, though she had not breath left to say so.'
(From here)

What I can do for you, however, is direct you to my absolute favourite med school blog: Medical State of Mind. The author is a third-year medical student in Canada, and I began reading his blog long before coming to Tassie. I don't know where he finds the time for it, but it's a great blog, and you should definitely check it out if you're interested in medicine/med school.

I feel like if I blogged more, this blog would pretty much be a med school blog as well; it seems to be all we ever talk about, especially nowadays with the exams so near. Most of the med kids I know -- myself included -- are slowly turning (have turned?) into woefully stereotypical medical students. Which I guess is to be expected.

I mean, you aren't really a true med kid if you haven't diagnosed yourself with some horrible disease while reading about it, right?


  1. Wow, thanks for the endorsement! I'm very flattered.

    Medical school is tough and it definitely sucks up your time so don't feel bad about not blogging as much. Passing your exams is way more important.

    As one of my attendings said: "Don't let this medical schooling system make you lose your soul or sense of self." It's hard to resist against the change because we all eventually need to come out of the mold more or less the same to function on the same plane. But have heart and stay true to who you are. Don't forget why you went into medicine or why you loved it. And don't lose your sense of self!

    Good luck and take care. Cheers.

    Tom of the Medical State of Mind

    1. Hi, Tom! Thankyou very much for your comment, it definitely made my day/week. A very timely reminder too. I'll be sure to keep all that in mind.

      Kudos on the great blog, and thanks again!