Monday, 20 August 2012
My week’s mostly been taken up with organising all my belonging and cleaning the flat in preparation for moving out this weekend. I’ve been trying to sort through my clothes and take some of the things I don’t really wear to the charity shop, but everything I come across makes me nostalgic and I end up not getting rid of much at all. Moving is such a hassle. It’s something I deeply despise. I look around the flat and it doesn’t appear as though we have that much stuff, but start to pack and your belongings seem to multiple by 10. Merg.
I got the induction week timetable for my first week of Medicine. It’s pretty full on, none of this Fresher’s Fayre, free time and partying malarkey of my first degree. We have all the introductory/induction stuff timetabled in for the first 2 days, but after that we have 9-5 physiology, anatomy and clinical skills lectures and group work timetabled in for the rest of the week! Though as I’m doing a Graduate four year degree, they need to fit in the extra year’s worth of teaching material in somewhere I suppose. There’s also a lot of partying and socialising organised for the first week by the Medical Society. On one hand I obviously want to go to these events to get to know other people in my year, but on the other hand I don’t want to be tired and hungover for our first lectures in all the modules as it doesn’t really give a good first impression. I guess I’ll just see how it all goes. I’m getting a bit nervous now. It’s nerve wracking being faced with a new cohort of strangers where I don’t know anyone, and I hope that I can keep up with the work and will be happy living in a new area.
This last month’s gone so fast, I’ll be starting Medicine in less than two weeks now! After so long working towards this point, all the stress of completing my first degree, pre-reg year and university applications, its sure come around fast! I really hope I actually enjoy Medicine and have made the right decision.