Letters to myself · Life · Medical school · Mental health · University

Academic year goals

It’s the last month of the summer holidays and I’m getting to that stage where I’m restless and wanting to dive back into university. No doubt, come September, I’ll get two days in before deciding I’m a masochist. But hey. Right now I’m capitalising on the excitement to pin down what things I’m going to… Continue reading Academic year goals

Anxiety · Depression · Medical school · Mental health · University

Telling the big bosses

At the beginning of medical school, I remember having a scary lecture along the lines of professional behaviour. Prominent in this lecture was “Fitness to Practice”. They really made a point of how the second your behaviour compromises your safe practice as a doctor/medical student, you will be hauled in front of the GMC and… Continue reading Telling the big bosses

Anxiety · Depression · Life · Medical school · Mental health · University

In the beginning

I’m convinced that a major reason that some people don’t seek help for mental health because of the uncertainty around the issue. In the niche little worlds of medical schools, despite effort from the GMC and faculties, I basically had no idea about the frameworks that are there to support students. I’m going to recount… Continue reading In the beginning