Posted tagged ‘2009 Phase 2’

As Time Goes By…

September 25, 2009

Doesn’t time just fly when you’re having fun?!  It honestly doen’t seem that long ago I was in first  year, starting my first day in the MSI (and falling asleep during an introduction to ethics…). All of a sudden, I’ve been here five years and the end is getting rapidly nearer!

Having been keeping up with this site over the last couple of weeks, I wanted to add in my own little contribution. Take advantage of the fact that you’re being offered extra teaching, and continue to do so as the opportunities present themselves!

Now, I’m most definitely not saying that you should all become uber-geeks – after all, the late nights in the library and 24 hour IT suites will come eventually, and you should all make the most of your spare time while you can! However, an extra hour or so a week – if even that – will make a difference. You most probably won’t notice it now, but believe me, when you reach your clinical years and certain professors are demanding that you diagnose your patient from the CXR, it will!

I’ve seen that the Thursday lunchtime (1-2pm) meetings in LT1 have been mentioned…these are varible, depending on the subject, but can be really quite interesting. They don’t ask you questions, and there’s always a free lunch beforehand!

The Tuesday morning radiology meetings are also good…you do get asked questions here, but there are always 4th and 5th year students on various blocks here as well, who I can promise you proabably don’t know too much themselves, and it is a good way to become accustomed to interpreting things like x-rays and MRI scans. (Or in my case, figuring out which side is right and which is left)!

Have a look at the weekly departmental timetable anyway – it shows you what’s going on when, and you’ll be more than welcome to attend the various clinics etc.

ITA COPD Physiology Tutorial

September 25, 2009

The ITA COPD Physiology tutorial has been uploaded to Blackboard so you can download and run it on your own PC/laptop.  Follow the week 2 link and you’ll find it in the ITA folder.

Week 2 Lectures updated in Blackboard

September 24, 2009

Prof Lipworth’s and Prof Carey’s lectures have now been updated in Blackboard and Dr Nair’s lecture is also up together with the Respiratory Anatomy After Class that was missing from week 1.