post number 2. inventive name, i know.

So I’ve just resat OCR f321 chemistry, atoms bonds and groups… Didn’t particularly like the exam, but I’m hoping all my revision including a finalΒ past paper the hour before I went in has paid off! Also had history, which was quite nice πŸ™‚

Medical wise but completely unrelated to my future (sort of) I had my Hep A and typhoid jabs today for a trip to India later on. The nurse was fantastic, and I was able to really pick up some essential clinical skills about talking to people from her, as well as her general manner. On a downer from that though, my arm hurts. πŸ™

I had a quick watch of 24 hours in A&E earlier, and got very excited when the word HEMS was mentioned, and got even more excited when I saw the awesome red flight suits! If I ever make it there, I’ll be the happiest woman alive. Honestly. No contest. Joking apart, I must say I do truly truly admire the trauma team at Kings, their work is flawless and so focused. They spoke about the golden hour which is something that is incredibly relevant to me for any future in trauma in a warzone, and relates heavily to my HPQ project on battlefield trauma medicine that I did last year. The US even reduced it to the platinum ten minutes, which if you ask me, is wishful thinking. πŸ˜›

Off for now, probably to some more revision! x

Hello world!

Hello!

Following the Medisix four day course back in early April I’ve decided to take James’s advice and start blogging here. Not quite sure what to put down, so I’ve decided to start off with a rundown of me and how I’m doing vis-a-vis applying for medicine.

I’m in my first year of A-levels and eventually I intend to be a HEMS doctor with the Air Force. I currently hold an RAF sixth form scholarship, which sounds a bit snazzier than it actually is, but is still pretty cool. So here’s a breakdown of the boring stuff…

GCSES – 1a*, 7a’s and 2 b’s.

AS Levels – Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and Early Modern History

And the more interesting…

A few extra currics/projects – HPQ dissertation into the history of battlefield medicine, was extremely interesting to research! Air Cadets, Running, Horse-riding, Zumba Dancing, Science Club Helper, School Prefect, RAF 6th form scholar

Work Experience (so far!) – 1 week at local GP sitting with nurse/on reception, 1 day at RAF medical centre in Northumberland, permenant Saturday job on medicines counter at pharmacy (extremely valuable), volunteer at Kingfishers Care for the elderly, and some more GP work planned.. Also helped the school nurse sort out vaccinations for all the little year 8’s the other day! πŸ˜€

Maybe time for some negative type bits.. :/ I didn’t do so great in my chemistry module in January.. planning to resit that in a week (EEK), and horribly scared for upcoming exams.. Also, will some hospital pleaaase let me in? πŸ™

On the plus side, did well in my biology module and am looking forward to more work experience over the summer πŸ˜€ thanks for reading this and sorry if it seemed a bit selling-self, the intention was to get it all down so I can refer back and don’t forget anything!