Wednesday, 15 May 2013


I passed!


Fantastic news! Since the news I have been so happy; it comes in waves, where I seem to forget for a bit, then the thought comes back that I will be a doctor from this August and I am really happy again. I am still finding it difficult to believe, that I am finally going to become a doctor, but it is all very exciting. Over the weeks before results I have wanted nothing more than to pass, and to have that worry lifted is so relieving. I would hate to be resitting the exams I just did again, or having to do that year again!

Anyway, now I have to go back into the hospital for a bit, then have a summer holiday, then get to work, as Dr Internal Optimist. Amazing!

So amazing, I am really looking forward to working in August (combined with a high degree of trepidation/fear!) If you can have a job that you look forward to going to, then I am not sure you can ask for much more. I hope that I still feel this way after working as an F1 for a few weeks!

Either way, there is not much more to say. I passed my exams, I get to be a doctor, I got my first choice of hospitals for first and second year, and I am more than happy. It certainly pays to be an optimist!

I will keep my blog title as 'medical student' for the moment, as I am still going to be working in the hospital for a bit, and can keep you updated about that, and then can update it come my graduation ceremony (when I post as an actual paid doctor)

Thanks so much to all of you for your words of encouragement and luck - they clearly worked out!

I passed guys!

So happy :)


  1. Congratulations! We knew you could do it! :)

  2. Congratulations mate, this is terrific news - you've really earned it, can't think of anyone who deserves it more than you so well done! You've definitely helped to inspire me along the years so it's really great to see that it's all paid off for you :D

    I hope we can look forward to reading all about your adventures as a junior doctor :)

  3. Congratulations! You've made it. In little ways, you have made me all the more pumped up to pursue the medical route. Thank you!

  4. A huge congratulations to you! I started reading your blog about a year or two ago and think it's fantastic for those weekly snippets of insight - hopefully something for me to look forward to...

  5. Congratulations:) Wish you all the best in your career.

  6. Congratulations! I've really enjoyed reading your blog, especially when I was applying for Medicine :) Good luck with everything in the future!