Saturday, 21 April 2007

The Post-Exam Relaxation phase...


Everyone who has ever sat an exam will know the feeling you get as soon as you've finished them. Even if you've not done great, once it's over with if feels wonderful, you can stash into a folder/tear up/burn your revision notes and forget about them (at least till finals.)

So this week, with no exams hanging over my head I've had a relaxing time, except well...I haven't really. I mean I've got now 'work' as such to do but I still find myself with a to-do list the length of my arm. Wednesday was taken up with such niceties as visiting the dentist. Thursday I spent the day hunting consultants in the hospital to organise what I'm doing for the 3 months. Unfortunately both of them remained elusive, much to my annoyance (mumbles to self: Consultants are busy people I must not moan when they aren't where they say they'll be...grrr) Seriously no wonder the waiting lists are as long as they are, its impossible to see a consultant that you're supposed to be under if your a medical student never mind a patient. Friday I spent the entire day doing a little job to earn some money to try and make the tiniest of dents in my very large overdraft. Although I must admit, I also spent the whole day paying Football Manager on the computer at the same time as working.

I've still got huge list of things to do which includes preparing my portfolio before I meet with the Dean next week to discuss my progress. This meeting usually descends into a list of moans and groans on my part, but I've got lots of reflection to do before then. I've also got to start researching medical education for a student selected component (SSC) which I'm doing for the next 3 weeks. I need to organise an MOT for my car and sort out the insurance (oh joy of joys). I also need to finalise plans for my elective by sorting out the flights. I foresee a very expensive few weeks ahead.

Coming soon: In response to missbliss's pros and cons of going out with a medical student, I'll be preparing a similar list about teachers.

4 comments:

Ms-Ellisa said...

I agree on the relaxed feeling... Hey, how can I get a site-counter-meter-thingy formy blog?
PS. The PDA is really helpful - it doesmake youfeel like a geek but really - who cares... :-)

dr_dyb said...

Make sure you find time for the good post-exam sit in a beer garden / park with a cold drink - its normally the only think to keep me going during the revision and exam time sometimes.

j00ni said...

Surely you must have learnt it's a lose-lose for you if you counter miss bliss. For she is a woman, and thus beyond reproach

Cal said...

Yeah, tell me about it, consultants are pretty elusive...

AND they don't carry around bleeps either....