The unfortunate events of a med student

Studies, medicine, books, music and organization.

Anonymous said: Do you believe in being with someone and studying medicine at the same time?

Why, of course. Studying medicine is hard, but if you manage your time properly, you can study as much as you need, and spend time with the people you love and doing the things you love. It’s all about finding your balance.

I’ve never been in a relationship, and I don’t think I could have a passing fling or an sporadic relationship, because I’m a pretty shy person in real life and sometimes I’m mean or quiet because I don’t know what to do, and I’m not that beautiful or attractive, so boys aren’t usually interested in me. I suppose that just a guy that truly got to know me would fall in love with me. I don’t know man, but I firmly believe that if you really love someone and want to be with them, you find the time, and it’s not that much of a burden as people tend to think, because well, you’re with the person you love.

Hmmm, this answer turned out really personal. Ha.

Anonymous said: How many hours do you sleep every night?

Like, 7 hours more or less, thought now in the summer I sleep really poorly because of the heat and I wake up a lot during the night. But when the temperature is ok I sleep approximately 7 hours and I feel totally rested. I don’t take naps, so I get all my resting done at night.

Anonymous said: When is your birthday?

The 9th of December!! 💛

Anonymous said: What grade did you get in your "selectividad"?

I got a 12.36/14!

Anonymous said: Do you like Ed Sheeran?

OMG YES OF COURSE I LIKE HIM HE HAS LIKE ONE OF THE MOST WONDERFUL AND SWEET VOICES I’VE EVER HEARD AND HE’S ONE OF MY FAVOURITE MUSICIANS, AS WELL AS ANDREW BIRD. I JUST UGHHH SO MUCH LOVE 💕💕

Have you ever felt that you had nothing to write about? That your head was completely empty? Then maybe this can help you to get started with your writing with a little exercise!!

Print the photos and pictures and graphics and drawings that you like the most, every single one. It can be anything: a photo you took yourself, some random fan art you saw out there, some pieces by famous painters, photo sets… It can be anything! The important thing is that when you see it you think “I like this shit”. Then print them out in a small size (Imprint 16 per page) as you find them and cut them out.

This way you can carry your favourite images with you anywhere you go and write when you feel like it but words seem to not want to get out of your head. If your writing notebook has a pocket like moleskins do, put your photos there. If it doesn’t, just stick an envelope to the inside of your notebook and carry them there!

Hope this helped some of you to get a bit of inspiration!! It certainly works for me!

Anonymous said: How old are you?

I’m 19 years old!

I get some repeated asks, should I make a FAQ page?? 

Anonymous said: I love you so much you are my favorite blog I want to be a doctor too! keep working hard and you'll be great I'm sure💚💚💚💚

THANKS HONEY!!! I LOVE YOU TOO, YOU ARE ALL MY INSPIRATION AND FAVORITE PEOPLE, YOUR CONFIDENCE IN ME GIVES ME CONFIDENCE IN MYSELF! 💙💙💙💙

stayreck-less said: Hey there! I really ike your blog and I want to study in med. But I don't know if I can. Actually I want to ask for how did you study to get into the medicine school. If you answer me I 'd be glad. I love your blog and I hope you continue to posting motivational (for me ) pictures. Love you :) xoxox

Well, I don’t know how it works in your country , but here we have to take an exam called “selectividad”, which consist in this: 

  • General subjects exams: spanish language and literature, a foreign language, history of Spain or History of Philosohpy (you can choose the one you like) and one more exam of your choice depending on the field you want to enter! This is more or less the same for everyone.
  • Specific subjects exams: It consist of two subjects of your choice related to your field of interest and that you’ve been studying in the school in the two previous years to entering your degree. For me it was biology and chemistry. 

I got prepared at school doing mock exams, practicing a lot and studying hard every day. I used to write a lot the notes in my own way and I tutored for those subjects that were a bit more difficult! I manage to graduate from those two years with a 9.8/10! School was really a preparation time for those two years, because the exams we took there were exactly like the ones we took on “selectividad”. And there were book that came with the exams of previous years so I practiced a lot with that, and the government of our country had an specific page with these same exams! So yeah, it was kind of a lot of practice! 

Anonymous said: My boyfriend is in medschool. I know how busy you can be in med school. I can see it. I also understand it. But you know, he keeps forgetting to text me. Even one text. He said he was busy. He needs to read the book immediately. I get it. But I only need one text to keep me updated. But he cant do it. I feel like I am a burden to him. :(

Have you talked to him about this? Don’t feel like a burden, because he loves you, it’s just that sometimes we forget other people don’t feel this kind of stress and pressure, so we think people don’t understand us. I haven’t been in a relationship like, in my life, but try talking to him sincerely, tell him that you just want to know how he’s doing and that you’re always there to listen to him, that you understand he’s busy and stressed but that you would love to know how he’s doing because you care about him. 

I don’t know, is someone out there who can give this poor soul better advice? Someone with real experience on relationships???