January exams are over it seems...
I know, I know, it's been forever since I made a post... well, nearly two months anyway, if I'm not mistaken. But I do have an entirely reasonable excuse why. During this last week, I have been studying like a demon for my three January exams that snuck up on me over the Christmas period. Apparently, being a second year is hard. No, I mean it. Really hard.
We had three exams, one for Research Stats (this module, ladies and gentlemen, I kid you not, is pure evil. Sauron himself probably would have agreed), Chest Commenting and Anatomy. No matter how much I tried to get my head around Research Stats, it would not sink in, and I have the horrible, foreboding feeling that I've failed the exam. Commenting by far was the exam I was most confident for, and Anatomy I tried to write loads and draw as many diagrams as I possibly could! All that, and I also had a Physics essay to hand in at the start of the assessment week. So, with all that, I'm knackered.
But now that it's all over, I get a nice weekend to myself, (even after doing a quick shift in my new job as an radiography assistant - woo!) where I don't have to think about anything. That is until Monday rolls around, and the early mornings begin again... you guessed it, placement is here again!
This time around is a 5-week block. I'm in ultrasound, A&E, CT, fluoroscopy and finally orthopaedics. So yes, I'm going to be nice and busy. I'm looking forward mainly to CT, as it'll be a new experience for me. But I'm having to start thinking about the dreaded assessments, which will be:
- GI Tract with contrast
- Circulatory/Renal/fluoroscopy examination with contrast
- MSK non-ambulant
- Extra-departmental chest x-ray (e.g. a portable)
- CT Head without contrast
We'll see how it all turns out. But at least ultrasound will be slightly more relaxed than some other departments anyway. Hopefully they're nice to me on my birthday this Wednesday...
I'd better start looking at how ultrasound actually works...