First year seems to have gone by in a blur. The summer after first year seems to have gone by even quicker. In just a few short weeks, I'll be starting my second year of medical school and I have many thoughts about it. I'm excited. I can't wait to be back in the university-student routine … Continue reading Thoughts About Starting Second Year of Medical School
Everything in one placeThis is one of the main reasons why I decided to go paperless at university. I love switching up where I’m studying and end up spending some time in libraries, cafes and my bedroom when I need to study for an exam. Having everyone on my iPad means that I don’t need … Continue reading Why You Should Go Paperless At University
Start early and plan well. This one seems obvious, but there are so many times when we forget about exams or tests and leave studying until the last minute. I would recommend starting to study for tests about two weeks before, and exam about 1-2 months before. Know what kind of learner you are. Each person will … Continue reading Top 10 Study Tips | General Advice
1. Travel. I've always loved travelling and have been fortunate enough to visit many countries. 2. Get back into a good exercise routine. Throughout my first year at university, my exercise routine definitely disappeared and I felt the consequences a lot. It was much harder to manage stress, stick to healthy foods and think clearly. … Continue reading My Summer Plans
Today I wanted to discuss a topic that I get asked a lot. At least 20% of the messages I receive on Instagram are along the lines of: 'Hi, I am currently in high school and hope to go into medical school in the future. How do I know if I will like it?' or … Continue reading Is Medicine Right For Me?
This past week, I've come across some amazing articles that I'd love to share the links to. Despite the craziness that is university life and being a medical student, I managed to stumble across some very inspiring reads: My black book by @medimism (IG and blog). This post details the many uses of a simple … Continue reading Links I’m Loving | Vol. 1
Most people recognise my notes in IB Biology from their diagrams. For me, drawing them was one of the best ways of understanding the content and being able to remember it. I am able to condense a page of text into one diagram in most cases. Since I began sharing my notes with others, I've … Continue reading How I Draw Diagrams in Biology HL
I took a gap year - one year later and I still can't believe that I can say that. As a highly academic person who was generally at the top of my class, I was always 'expected' to go straight to university. For a long time, that was my plan, because that's what I was … Continue reading Should You Take A Gap Year?
So, you’ve decided to apply to a university that requires the BMAT exam. For those of you that don't know which these are, here is a list of the universities in the UK: Brighton & Sussex Medical School University of Cambridge Imperial College London Keele University Lancaster University Leeds' School of Medicine University of Oxford … Continue reading BMAT Tips and Tricks | Get Into Medical School
With just under one month until the start of IB May Exams (which I took last year, in 2017), i thought it would be the perfect time to bring you a post about how I prepared for them and hopefully share some tips that you can implement into your revision to help you ACE the … Continue reading How I Prepared for my FINAL IB Exams