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Veni, Vidi, Intervidi

By Andrew Simpson

And so it was .. I came, I saw, I interviewed. Many hours of preparation went into it. I am hugely thankful to all of the people who went out of their way to help me hone my interview technique. There were round-table ethical discussions, practice MMI stations and even a full nine-station run through a couple of days before the fact.

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Karma

By Andrew Simpson

The bad: I contrived to get home at 12:30am sans house keys and had to phone home so that somebody inside could let me in. The good: Perhaps not getting into Flinders was the best thing that never happened to me. We shall see. Oh and in other news I got through my exams for both degrees with a GPA of 7 and am loving my new role at work so far. I will be nominating myself for the position of supreme commander of the universe shortly.

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My Shining Sunbeam

By Andrew Simpson

I run and I chase my tail and I seek the darkness sometimes like a hopeless addict. And I wonder, "How much of this is real? How many of these thoughts are really my own?" At once I am yearning for that which I do not have and cursing those who do have it, as though happiness should be denied to the world until I am satisfied. Except satisfaction will never come to those who do not open their hearts. Happiness is never a construction of our own design; it is a consequence of our actions. I suspect to be truly happy is to not give happiness a second thought. So wherever you are, my shining sunbeam, will you not call to me so that I can fill your tender heart with the warmth and love that it deserves?

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Loneliness

By Andrew Simpson

The last year's leaves are on the beech:
The twigs are black; the cold is dry;
To deeps byond the deepest reach
The Easter bells enlarge the sky.
O ordered metal clatter-clang!
Is yours the song the angels sang?
You fill my heart with joy and grief -
Belief! Belief! And unbelief...
And, though you tell me I shall die,
You say not how or when or why.

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Status Update

By Andrew Simpson

So I've reached the middle of May and my brain has not (yet) exploded. It's been sometimes hectic and often stressful trying to manage work and uni commitments but so far I'm really enjoying my medical physics course. As expected, some of the theoretical parts are a bit dry (I'm looking at you, nuclear physics) but it is exciting to see the clinical applications of all the theory. Despite (or because of) the high standards set by our anatomy lecturer, I'm really enjoying that aspect of the course too. Having never done any anatomy whatsoever it is fascinating to get a sense of how the body fits together and how all its different systems work. The next month brings with it seven assignments and five exams but I'm hopeful I can do reasonably well as long as I start preparing now.

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