Now, I know this post is a long time in coming and it isn’t because I didn’t pass term 5! But rather, post basic sciences, is a time to relax (if you aren’t taking the Step exams right away) and then focus on the clinical rotations that are ahead. I did just that and currently I am on my second clinical rotation in Poole, Dorset, UK. I will start writing up on my experience in my rotations here, and hopefully this will make my blog a more holistic approach, when it comes to one individuals experience from the start of a medical student’s life, all the way to the end.
Setting that introduction aside, let me get into the advice bit of this post and provide some of the tips that I used to survive term 5 and finish up my basic sciences with a bang! Now, I know St. George’s University from the term 1 cohort that started around the time my term 5 session started, switched to a system based approach to teaching like most medical schools, instead of just for example, teaching all systems anatomy rather than just one system’s anatomy (which to be frank, the former always made sense; learning the anatomy, physiology, pathology etc, of a system.), so I am not sure how useful these tips will be, but I suspect as the information hasn’t changed, it could be still very helpful.
Well without further ado, my tips….Read More »