Thursday, 8 October 2009

new experiences

Med-Soc: GP Placement

I HATE the hour long journey to uni, and from next week onwards, i'll have to add a 2 hour journey to my fortnightly rota, as we start Medicine in Society >.< Luckily for me, its still within the zones of my travel card (I would be even more whiney if i had to pay anything ontop of the £81/month travel card!!) BUT, travel pains aside, i'm actually genuinly quite excited about med soc; in contrast to some of the people i've spoken to, i quite like the idea of being in a general practice.

PBL: isn't so bad.

If i have to choose one word to define my first session of PBL, i would choose: Awkward!

It really was a bit odd, none of us actually knew what we were meant to do, and i think the chair had a hard time getting everyone involved. (the tutor pointed us in the right decision throughout, and finally got us there)

However, the follow-up PBL session went a LOT smoother, we went through the objectives quickly, and onto the next case scenario. This time we knew what we had to do, and it actually wasn't so bad (actually i quite enjoyed it). I think it will just take some time to get use to.


Anatomy consisted of walking around to different stations, looking at specimens and seeking help from the demonstrators; asking one of the demonstrators a question about the brain was probably the best decision i made of the day.

Whilst answering my question and describing the different features of the brain, the demonstrator whipped out a pair of pink latex gloves from his lab coat pocket, handed them to me and told me to pick up the brain "Go on pick it up, i know you want to", and he was right.

The smell of formaldehyde was bearable, but I did feel a little queezy.


Anonymous said...

Are you sure you are taking the shortest way to uni?

Tofu said...

im sure it isn't the shortest way, i could have done the gep at warwick this year, but meh, no regrets (other than the course sometimes feel a bit slow on the 5 year now)

Anonymous said...

mate i was talking about your one hour commute!

Tofu said...

Ahhhhh ok, stupid reply by me.
Im not sure why, but when i last read it, i thought you were asking if i was taking the shortest route through uni >< nvm... i was just being slow.

Umm well i've managed 50 minutes to uni with running to the station instead of walking.

Will test out the gp placement route tomorrow (first med soc placement tomorrow! ^^). TFL is saying 1 hour 55 minutes, but im hoping i'll make it in 1.45 if i keep up the power walking!