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Yesterday, I went on a little visit to James Cook hospital, to find out all about next year. Very interesting, except for one minor point. They have a ‘virtual’ patient, which is basically a dummy (much like those you practice CPR on) which is very technical and can be made to do loads of stuff, like breathe and have irregular heartbeats and so on and so forth. Very technical. Obviously, the idea is that they can give you this dummy in an exam, because they don’t always have nearly-dead emergency patients to hand….

The worrying thing is, this dummy can be made to talk. Now if I had an OSCE with some stupid dummy, and said something along the lines of ‘Hello? Can you hear me?’ and it spoke back, I would either be shit-scared or pissing myself laughing. Either way, it isn’t conducive to exam success.

In other news, a week on Friday is the annual Full Monty night, where the more insane medical students declothe themselves in front of a room full of people. Looks like I had fun last year. I’m sure it’ll be interesting again this year.

My lectures this term have been more dull that sitting watching somebody watching somebody else watching paint dry. But there’s only three complete days of lectures left now. The minor problem being that they’re spread out over eleven days. But never mind, at least I won’t be over worked like normal. I might even find time to post on The LBSC.

My housemate’s boyfriend is here now, which is okay, but I do feel like some kind of outsider. It’s the happy couple…and me.

I finished my placement at Connexions today, which can only be a good thing. Now I have to write the whole thing up. I have 20 pages of notes (around about 11,000 words), from which I have to make a 3,000 word report. It sounds like it should be easy, but it’s not, because the notes aren’t really that helpful. But I’m putting them in an Appendix (Appendix B, if you’re particularly interested), so it looks quite good.

Originally posted on The LBSC

This 124th post was filed under: University.






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