Tuesday, 15 March 2011

SSCs, BB+HD ICAs, Firms.... and medsoc

It's been almost 3 months since my last post, and since then.. I've:

-Dissected a cadaver and found what we thought was a giant cyst, but further investigations (poking at it and removing it) revealed a "cc" quantity on it and yep, it wasn't an abnormal growth, turns out to be a very early breast implant (teaching assistant: "they don't even make them like this anymore")...okay we really didn't expect to find that!
Dissection really was an amazing experience though, it was the first time I've ever done it, and I definitely want to do it again! I can't even begin to explain how different things are compared to an anatomy text book.

- SSC2c, okay this was my first attempt at anything arts-y since gcse art, and this time round I'm not even that ambitious! I chose the easier option and took medicine in  photography.. my intentions were a tad cheeky... I have a dslr and just wanted someone to teach me how to use it... and that was that :D

Just sat the BB + HD ICA last Friday and that was a HORROR! Okay I always complain about exams, and the last exam turned out pretty well.. but I'm not too happy this time, I didn't really revise cervical neoplasms and boom... they hit me with a CIN double page SAQ special..... ouchies! Damn it!
It was also the first time they've introduced single best answer question type, and they are definitely a lot harder! All the answer choices seemed plausible, and it was hard picking the best option! >.<

And now...... I'm sitting in an empty gp practice typing this post up on ky phone.. this is exactly why I hate my medsoc placement.. they send me around hackney and expect me to be at these random places by 9am, and 8/10 times the nurse doesn't even turn up till 10am, and then I sit for 3 hours to see 1 patient ... then I have a dirty commute to my afternoon session at some other area.... ! To be fair my medsoc was amazing last year, my friends have awesome medsocs this year ... I've just been really unlucky :(

Ooooooo and to end on an exciting note... I submitted my firm choices last night! Clinical years feel so close now, I really can't wait!! ^.^ it was really difficult choosing where to go for each module...  .

Now the wait for the practice nurse continues ......!

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