I’m a fourth year medical student at the University of Glasgow.
I came to medical school via what I refer to as the scenic route. It took three attempts to get here, and during that time I became an ex-biomedical scientist (and I still know how to use a spectrophotometer properly) and an ex-public transport information giving monkey (and I still have a ridiculous amount of knowledge about buses stored in my head).
I love what I do. I’ve fallen in love with the city in which I do it. I’ve been known to email my mum at three o’clock in the morning, just to tell her that I’m the happiest girl in the world. 98% of the time, this is true — the remaining 2% has to do with exams and deadlines and sleep deprivation, and is thankfully self-limiting.
This blog is an attempt to chronicle my journey as I take the next steps towards becoming a doctor. The title is borrowed from Wicked:
“It’s time to trust my instincts, close my eyes, and leap…”
In order to protect confidentiality, anything that I might write about patients has been altered and fictionalised.