With 4 weeks left until my exams, I thought it would be relevant to talk about exam period, exam stress and how to cope with it all at medical school. Now, there may be tears but this is normal! I think sometimes we can be so harsh on ourselves, expecting to get every single thing … Continue reading Getting through Exam Season
At the start of my journey to medical school, I felt like I had the whole world ahead of me – I had overcome all the difficult stages to finally earn my place in medical school. I was scared and excited, but I had a plan. Get in, complete those five years of university, two … Continue reading Something Isn’t Right
My personal experience of undergoing a Research Exchange coordinated by the International Federation of Medical Students Associations. In this article I would be detailing my account of participating in a research exchange provided by my Medical Institution in Bulgaria and the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA). Furthermore, I want to highlight the importance … Continue reading My Research Experience as a Medical Student
My journey My journey to Medicine has been rather atypical to say the least, but one that I am very much grateful for. I am currently in my first year of medical school, after only just graduating from the University of Nottingham last July with a degree in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience. Although my first … Continue reading Graduate Entry Medicine – Is it worth it?
When I first arrived at medical school I was completely excited to have finally made it. The stars had aligned and finally I was where I needed to be to start off my journey through medicine. The barriers that had seemed to be in my way all the way through my application where finally broken … Continue reading Is there a glass ceiling for Black Doctors?
“So…Why do you want to become a doctor?” This is a staple question in almost every medical school entry interview, and it is one I’ve also had to answer many times in the past. Even five years post-graduation from medical school, you would think I’d left that question a long way into my past but … Continue reading Working Out Your “Why?” and Leaving A Legacy
Starting your clinical years can be exciting yet daunting at the same time. For me, I was looking forward to finally putting what I had learned into action. I’m a kinetic learner which means I learn best by trying things out for myself, so assumed I would learn a great deal on the wards. Don’t … Continue reading The First Clinical Year: My Experience
As part of our plans to expand this year, we have decided to share the stories of many Melanin Medics (both doctors and medical students). We believe that it is very important to show that our journeys to Medicine may differ greatly but ultimately the destination remains the same. Through out the year we will … Continue reading A Journey to Medicine – From Nigeria to the UK
My second semester of Medical School has officially begun in full force and has shown no signs of slowing down. For those that don't know I'm a 2nd year medical student studying in the UK, my course is 'Case based' meaning that we are presented with a case scenario at the start of the week … Continue reading A Taste of Psychiatry
We have all received medical attention at certain points of our lives, and I can say that holds true especially for my family and myself. Medical professionals, hospital admissions and treatment have been at the forefront of our world at times. This is my motivation for studying medicine, the fact that I can give back … Continue reading My Medical School Experience – UK to Bulgaria