Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Vampire Cup

It's on, a race to see which med school will win the coveted Vampire Cup.

Did my share today.... it's a much better experience than the first time, when I almost lost consciousness and the nurse had to elevate my legs and lay my head down to get the blood back into the head, in 1994. This time I topped up my fluids from the day before. Also had a good meal before the actual event.

500mls drawn, from about 6 liters.

It's not scary at all.
I encourage everyone to give it a go.
(>45kg, 16-70 years old)

Give the gift of life.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Sunny Coast - Mooloolaba

During the hunt for jPod in Sunshine Coast, I stopped over at a couple of places to have a look around. One of them was Mooloolaba.

All together now... Moo-Loo-La-Ba.

There's no view from the Loo by the way... just from on top of it.

Buggy surf rescue. Cute.

"Mooloolaba Surf Lifesaving Club Inc. Founded 1922"

One of the many fancy accommodations available there.

And of course, the sun, sand and sea.

Wanna come here hol? =)

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Quoteable quotes #2

"The heart...moves of itself and does not stop unless for ever."
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

Friday, August 17, 2007

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Highlight of med school so far...

We received our exam results last week, and yesterday, the school organized a feedback and Q&A session for us. Let's just say I definitely have room for improvement.

The session focused on where we did well, and where we faltered, and some statistics on how the cohort did as a whole.

Then they went on to talk about diagrams and drawings, and how we don't use enough of them. They proceeded to talk about one question where we had to draw a foetus and some of the relevant fluids, and then they flashed out some of our answers. They wanted to show us some extreme examples, and the point was that however bad the drawing, as long as it made sense, it was a good one.

When the first drawing went up on the screen, I recognized it straight away. It was mine. =)

And the crowd went "Awwwww.....". It was smiling. So was I.

In other examples there were stick figures, and some even looked like aliens.