Chit-chat + Update

Hey everyone!

Let’s not even comment on the fact that I haven’t posted in here, since August. 6th year is no joke, people! It’s simply exhausting.

A quick update, first:

I don’t know how things in your Med school work, but in our Med school, during the 6th year we have 4 major blocks, each followed by a Final, State Examination, in front of a Committee of Professors: Internal Medicine, Surgery, Paediatrics and Gynecology & Obstetrics. Plus, at the beginning of the year, we had the Defense of our Diploma Thesis, again in front of a Committee of Professors. I have already completed the Thesis Defense, and 2 days ago I had the Internal Medicine State Examination. If you follow my Instagram stories, then you probably saw that it went great. Internal Medicine has always been very important to me, so I am very glad that all of my efforts were rewarded with a successful result! Now, there are 3 more exams to go, till June.

There are still a few days of complete relaxation left till the next block (Paediatrics), which starts on Monday, so I thought that this is the best chance to make a new post. Since I have completed the examination, I feel that I have been walking non-stop! I went through an intense sedentary phase the weeks before the exam, so now it feels that my body stands up and walk by itself, to make up for it.

 

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The town is just beautiful this time of the year. The Christmas markets are full of people, tourists and locals, who enjoy the good food, warm wine and cute merchandise that the little Christmas shops have to offer.

Well, I didn’t take photos of the Christmas market (one more reason to go again 😉 ), but here is a beautiful entrance to a shop, in the city center. Pretty cool, eh?

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The last thing I wanted to share with you in this blog entry, is my new passion: audiobooks. I have always loved reading, during my leisure time. I remember, when I was in Junior High, I had read almost every book that our Library had to offer. The responsible teacher was amazed when she realised that my name was literally everywhere in the library logbook. Nice times! I still read from time to time, but because I spend the whole day studying, when I get to have some free time, I prefer to spend it away from books, in order to give my eyes the chance to recover.

With that being said, audiobooks are a game changer! Now, I can combine two of the things I love: walking and “reading”. It’s so refreshing after hours of studying to take a walk around town, while listening to an audiobook. The one that I have been listening to these days, is “My stroke of insight” by Jill Bolte Taylor. I was amazed when I first saw her Ted talk some years ago, and when I recently discovered that there was an audiobook narrated by her… well, I just had to listen to it! I haven’t finished it yet, but I highly recommend it, especially if you are a Med student.

So, that’s it for this blog entry. Hope you enjoyed it!

Till next time.

 

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