Midyear of 5th year Medicine:)
Brief introduction to what’s happening right now so you can get an idea of where exactly this post is coming from. Today I finished my Ophthalmology end of block exam and in 4 days I have my Gynaecology end of block oral exam. Oral exams are my worst. So I am wedged between two important exams for my 5th year of medicine and everything else in my life takes the back-seat. Everything.
I am writing a post because I can’t imagine doing anything academic right now. At 2am this morning I woke up frazzled and went to found my laptop to go through another Ophthalmology lecture – haha. Yes, that’s me. The only thing that puts me to sleep the night before a big exam is the very subject it’s on. So last night (or rather this morning) I fell asleep feeling reassured that my work was in my double bed next to me, all snug. Don’t mistake me for an over achiever – if anything, my habits are those of a chronic procrastinator.
So here I am, Friday. The weather in Cape Town this week is best described as PMS. It was rainy, cold and windy – so yesterday my umbrella broke. Then today I woke up with a cold. If you haven’t yet grasped the tone of this post…it should be getting clearer. It’s yet another one of those “WHO AM I”moments that is brought on, like clockwork, with exams. I hope that in a years I’ll chuckle at these posts, I never kept a diary as a kid but it would so entertaining to read it now.
Some good news – I’m am on holiday! Tomorrow I’m heading off to the Baking Tin for some cupcake shopping and then it’s baking time! Finally!
Salt River Mortuary
Change rooms at Somerset Surgery Department
The thrilling ophthalmology lectures…
Surgery at Somerset Hospital
Removing a multi-fibroid uterus
A large multifibriod uterus
Coke Zero – my guilty pleasure (when I need to stay awake on call)
I’m excited for the second part of my 5th year at UCT med school but for now it’s HOLIDAYS!