What has been the most challenging aspect?
I think there are so many aspects that are challenging. I think living on my own-cooking, cleaning, studying and managing everything without going crazy is tough. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without my adamance of having a balanced life. I try to not allow my life to completely revolve around medicine- I do things I love like watch documentaries and go to the gym.
Exams make me very anxious! OSCEs are especially nerve-wracking! The constant studying can be draining especially near to exams. The work load is substantial, but I think it is manageable if you work consistently and remind yourself of the end goal. It is difficult but 6000 students a year can do it, so why can’t I?
And the most surprising?
How fun medicine is! I never thought I would be so passionate about it. I absolutely love going to placement and university. It has broadened my horizons completely and best of all, I feel it has made me a better person. Medicine has made me empathic, non-judgemental and considerate.
I have learnt so much about myself and the world around me. It makes me feel so grateful everyday because I am surrounded by pain and suffering and the fact that I can help someone in any way is God’s blessing to me.
What advice would you give to new students joining us on placement at ELHT?
ELHT is such a great place, everyone is so willing to help and teach. Be prepared prior to placement- study the speciality you are allocated in. Have a good attitude, be keen and ask questions because that’s the only way you will make the most of the experience!
Any tips on dealing with the stress and pressure
Who or what has been your inspiration?
What advice would you give others embarking on a career in health?
Do plenty of work experience prior to deciding you would like to embark on this long journey. However, you should know work experience is never what it’s really like. I am a big believer in your attitude defines your life. Work hard, have goals written down and just go for it. Remember, if I can do it, so can you
Favourite quotes of all time
“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are an entire ocean, in a drop” Rumi