ahhh four days left!
which means packing :/
i have all my clothes in piles all over my bedroom floor, i have a mess of shoes next to my bed and a box full of moisturisers/hair stuff/make up/face stuff…
…and i’m still not done!
i’ve decided not to take a lot of stationery seeing as idk how i’m going to organise myself yet - i’ll live round the corner from a ryman’s when i move in so i’ll go on a little stationery spree then :D
idk whether i should bother taking any books or anything seeing as i probably won’t have a lot of spare time to read :’)
i’ll take a few photos and things to put up when i get there so i feel more at home (which is my excuse for being a sentimental sap who can’t handle being without her best friends…)
obviously i’ll take alcohol and shot glasses and my jelly alco-shot kit… freshers is going to be absolutely mental!
just wondering if i am forgetting anything? :’)
haha thankyou, you too! :) x
i think it’s only fair i tell you guys a little bit about me, seeing as you’ll be following me through my experiences etc etc…
i’m lisa-jayne, i’m 18 and i live just north of london in england :)
i’ve wanted to be a doctor since i was about 11/12 years old and everything i’ve done since that age has been geared towards achieving that goal.
as a person i’m very determined, passionate and hard-working and i think those attributes are what got me into medical school.
other than that i’m a fairly standard, somewhat geeky 18 year old girl.
i go out with my friends, i have a couple of jobs, i’m always worried about what i look like… just normal :)
so that’s me… i hope i’m relatable and approachable enough for you to ask any questions about anything :)
oh and here’s my personal tumblr :)
well i went through a really rough time towards the end of year 12 and it affected my exams so i only got AABE - obviously when you’re applying to medicine that isn’t ideal. i needed a B at AS and three As at A2 to get in to most universities so i had to restart a new AS to replace the E and i had to retake three quarters of my chemistry a-level at the end of year 13.
as far as UKCAT and BMAT went, i was really struggling to revise seeing as it wasn’t something you could necessarily revise in the same way as maths or science, but luckily i did well enough in both to get myself an interview :’)
my predicted grades were high and that’s why, i think, imperial gave me the benefit of the doubt from my AS grades :)
how are you finding a-levels so far? and do you definitely want to study medicine? :)
hi i’m lisa-jayne :)
i’m not sure how to start one of these but this is basically my journal taking me through medical school and you can feel free to follow me through it.
i’m currently ten days away from starting my degree in medicine at imperial college london; it is a six year course with an intercalated BSc in the third year.
personally, it was a struggle for me to get into medicine and, at one point, i genuinely thought it was never going to happen. i won’t bore you with details but i’m happy to answer questions if you have them :)
in fact, i’m happy to answer any questions from anyone thinking of studying medicine in the future because i know it was the hardest thing i’ve ever done and it can seem intimidating and downright impossible at times.
so yeah, i’ll try and post as often as possible about what i’m studying, what it’s like at med school and all sorts like that…
welcome to my blog :D