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Just do it…later, top 11 ways that procrastination can hit you this exam block

Posted on 09 December 2012 by Jimmy Yan (Meds 2015)

Ah, procrastination. As any post secondary educated student can state, I know you too well. In fact, procrastination may just be the archetypal nemesis to the burgeoning medical student: it’s the Hook to our Pan, Newman to our Jerry, Ahab to our Moby Dick (yes, I’m on the whale’s side here…whaling is a terrible industry), Gary Oak to our Ash Ketchum…etc. Locked in the eternal struggle between future versus present payout, no greater do we grapple with the Spectre of Procrastination when exams come looming in. Continue Reading

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A night in the ER, Halloween edition

Posted on 12 November 2012 by Jimmy Yan (Meds 2015)

The streets were alit with the haunting orange glow of jack-o-lanterns; overhead, thick, dark clouds billowed over the sky, almost smothering out any last glimmers of daylight. Add to it, a coldness to the air that is enough to send out some chills, and boy, does it ever feel like Halloween. Continue Reading

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Chew on this

Posted on 18 October 2012 by Jimmy Yan (Meds 2015)

So today I had the chance to present with several 2016s at the London Youth Action Centre on the topic of healthy eating and fitness. During the discussion it was mentioned a number of times that one of the largest challenges perceived along the way of eating healthy is that it costs too much. While the thought that healthier foods are more costly and less convenient is a common obstacle that stymies the efforts of many people who make the effort to eat healthier. Certainly many students can relate to this, operating off narrow budgets, and pressed for time, all the while stressed with studying. Continue Reading

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Gemütlichkeit

Posted on 09 October 2012 by Jimmy Yan (Meds 2015)

Returning back to London after a great Thanksgiving long weekend. One filled with rest, fun, good food, and quality time with old friends. While I could not be back home in BC for this weekend, I am extremely fortunate to have the warmth and support of some friendships that have lasted throughout the years, from my childhood to present. Continue Reading

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CFMS AGM 2012, a recap

Posted on 03 October 2012 by Jimmy Yan (Meds 2015)

Hey everyone, Jimmy here (first post..woot) and I guess I might as well start off with something that’s pretty current (even though it’s a bit belated…apologies).

I’m going to start off with a bit of a promotional plug: check out the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) website at CFMS.org. Sign up for an account (using the passcode 2012cfmsmed). The site has a lot of good resources, discounts, recommendations for textbooks and several tools for Sr. Medical students (CaRMS and electives related). Continue Reading

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