The work load is tough, I can't lie about that - there's so much to do although I do keep forgetting a case unit lasts two weeks so I have twice as much time as I think I do, sort of. Bearing in mind I don't know what new stuff there will be next week yet... Argh, anyway, tough as it is, I'm loving it. It's so nice to be back studying again, and to be studying things that are really interesting to me - this must be what it was like for everyone else who picked degrees they liked and got in first time. I can sit down to study and look up three hours later thirsty and wonder where the time went. It's awesome! This was definitely the right course for me too. I love how everything is taught with a bit of science and then here's the clinical context, straight away. I went to a plenary on pelvic anatomy, I watched Aclands Dissection videos that we have access to online, I coloured in the anatomy colouring book, I played with models and felt the landmarks on my life science partner and I can now say that I fully understand the anatomy of the pelvis. It's amazing. I've never had that sort of clarity built by seeing things many times from different angles before. Everything is built up, bit by bit and there's lots of cross over between sessions, but with a different slant, so instead of being repetitive, it's clarifying - you see one bit and then it's built upon because this other bit you're learning about is connected to it in some way. I really hope I can stay this enthusiastic about the course. I see other medics on TSR complaining about modules of their course, but mine is taught so differently from theirs, I hope it stays this interesting.
|My beautiful God-daughter, Irys|
I'm feeling really lucky at the moment - I'm on a great course, making lovely new friends, with a fantastic mr, and only a few marly points. Most recently being the fantastic people at SFE who decided to do a manual re-calc of my entitlement and pull my funding for the rest of the year "because my course dates changes" Wha....? 0_0 Cue one very polite, quietly simmering, angry phone call and a hasty apology, "I have no idea why they did that, I'll put you in for another re-calc tomorrow. It'll take 4-6 weeks to come through." Stupid people...
I'm off for a shower before my first placement tomorrow and then blast through some more PBL questions. Have an awesome week people, I hope my excitement rubs off on you and things go your way. Good luck for the UCAS deadline potential medics!!! It is totally worth it.