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HSFY – A Summary.

Time for my very subjective impressions of Otago university’s health-sciences first year course. Any good grammar is not intentional, and is the result of my computer’s spell-checker. First, we’ll start with my favourite papers. I’d like to point out that this list is based neither on my performance in the respective papers, nor their relative …
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Second Year

Brain-dump time. So I just finished my ‘Second year’ of medical school. Which, at Otago, realistically means ‘Second year at university, first year of medicine’. So one comes out of HSFY, and sits super-excitedly in Colqhoun lecture theatre in mid-February. You’re probably a little hung-over (it’s O-week, and you’re a new meddie…), and a little …
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Janus

The Roman God of transitions, and beginnings. Two-faced, as he looks into the future, and the past. Two-faced. The phrase carries quite the negative connotation. But it sort of sums up what I’m becoming. Actually, more mutli-faced. It’s odd, how we adapt our personalities to suit the situation we find ourselves faced with. I have …
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D/R

So today I desecrated my first dead body. It went rather well. Went into the dissecting room quite quiet, trying not to think about what I was about to do. The first half hour of the lab was pretty agonising, as they showed us videos of the ‘This is a scalpel, and these are scissors’ …