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Triumph and Disaster

By Andrew Simpson

"I have nothing to say, I am saying it, and that is poetry." -- John Cage

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Second Star to the Right ..

By Andrew Simpson

It's been a while since I posted a regular status update so, since this was meant to be a medical-studenty blog to begin with, I better get myself into the habit before next year rolls around. The past two months have been pretty busy. After weighting up all the pros and cons I decided to go with USyd and submitted my UQ withdrawal letter to ACER before GEMSAS offers came out. I think it makes more sense for me to stay; my family and support base are here, I prefer the (seemingly) more coherent organisation of the course and I like the idea of clinical contact from the very beginning. I have to admit that the nature of the interactions taking place in the two Facebook groups was also an influence. I'm sure not all the twosies are quite so immature but the UQ group really felt quite alien to me. In light of the VC scandal and the fact that almost 20% of UQ's MBBS2 cohort failed this year, I'm feeling even more comfortable about the decision. I've now completed my first aid course, got my police certificate, got most of my vaccinations sorted out and got myself enrolled, so all there is to do now is wait. It's quite amazing to think that there's less than two months to go until our first day on Feb 6th.

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We're All Going on a Summer Holiday

By Andrew Simpson

On Friday I spent a fabulous evening with a bunch of fellow USyd med-zeroes at the Rose in Camperdown. Some of them I had met previously but most were known only through Facebook so it was great to get to know the people behind the profile pictures. Without exception they were all lovely people and the meet-up only served to reinforce my desire to go to USyd next year. We had a fantastic time and I'm sure some of them will become close friends through med and beyond. I can't wait for next month's drinks!

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