Friday 20 May 2011

Not Another Medic's Blog...

I've been thinking for quite a while about starting a blog. I had one as a teenager, where I whined about how unfair my life was and how nobody could possibly understand me, but I like to pretend that I'm slightly more interesting now.

To put the rest of my gibbering in context, here's the compulsory "about me" entry.

I always wanted to be a doctor, but I messed up my A levels* so ended up studying Biomedical Sciences. I really enjoyed it, particularly the last 18 months. I did contemplate applying for a PhD and going into academia, but for some (not entirely clear) reason, I decided to apply to medical school once again. Luckily for me, my initial BSc covered lots of anatomy, physiology etc and I was able to go straight into second year at the same uni where I'd done my degree. This does mean that by the time I graduate next summer, I'll have been in this city for 7 years, so I'm rather hoping to get my foundation jobs somewhere else.

Despite having spent a silly percentage of my life in formal education (rough guestimate ~80%), I feel like I want to spend more time doing research and learning things, which is why I've decided to apply for an academic foundation programme. The application window opens shortly, and nicely coincides with my exams, so no doubt my next few entries will be somewhat stressy - apologies in advance!

Bye for now xxx

*Didn't strictly mess up, just didn't do as well as I needed to get into medical school

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