The past year…


So it’s been a while since I’ve posted on my blog – various things have happened since my last post, from volunteering abroad at various orphanages and refugee camps, becoming a parish and media volunteer for Cafod, working in the NHS for a year, working as a tutor, having a family member being diagnosed with cancer and watching them fight the battle to passing my first year at UNI. It’s been a crazy couple of years – but I’m back!

Most people say that medicine is such an optimistic job – it’s about saving lives, but the past year has reinforced not only the importance of medicine, but also the tougher side of medicine: from witnessing the diagnosis of terminal illnesses, the effects lack of medication can have on the residents of rural towns to watching the emotions, mental strength and physical strength fluctuate in patients – the past year has been such a lesson for me, not only have I grown stronger as a person – but my interest and passion for medicine has intensified; as the cruciality of medicine becomes more apparent.

I cannot wait to write more blog posts – I have a few ideas in my mind and few topics that I’ve been wanting to research. It’s great to be back, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for my blog. Until then here are a few pictures of my recent trips abroad:

Praying with the children

Resident – she loves to draw

One of the children at the home

Helping out with the cooking

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