Tuesday, 15 May 2012



Sorry, just a quick post to say that I haven't really got too much to say about last week. I have been spending a lot of time doing a 'research based essay' - basically a medical-school dissertation. Whenever large work assignments come along, the medical students all seem to shut down, cutting out important things to try and work on their work, and I am no exception. The main problem is that while I do cut out lots of fun things to try and work, I manage to distract myself on the most banal things and procrastinate unless there is real time pressure. Because of this, I have still got loads of essay to do in the coming week, as it is due in in a few days, but have missed out on loads of 'extra-curricular activities'...

There is always a strange attitude at the medical school when there is a lot of work, people just seem tired and in a strange mood... Because of this I won't really post much today, as this time would be much better spent on my lovely essay into "Can serum potassium and serum lactate levels predict mortality in patients admitted to the emergency department in cardiac arrest".

Now all I need to do is stop procrastinating by writing this and get back to it!


  1. Just stumbled across your blog, its interesting reading the posts from a medical student in the UK, I work with a lot of hospitals thoughout the UK but its mainly with IT and nursing staff. I have visited most of the large hospital trusts over the years and always see medical students at the sites but dont get much chance to interact with them so it was interesting reading some of your posts.