Student editors: what happened next?
They take a year out of medical school to edit the magazine, but what happens when they put the pen down and pick up their stethoscope? The seventh in the series is Prizzi Zarsadias
When I was informed it was my turn to update the readers of the Student BMJ with what happened next, I was struck with the same anxiety that must come when you’re invited to a school reunion. I wasn’t convinced you would want to hear about my return to medical school, graduating, and starting work. The two years after the Student BMJ have been special because every doctor goes through it as a rite of passage.
I returned to Manchester with four months to prepare for finals and dug deep to pull through and graduate. My last two months of university were spent on elective overseas. As well as sharpening clinical skills, I did the obligatory bungee jump, failed miserably at surfing, and sank to the bottom of the sea scuba diving. It was tempting to stay, but another adventure as an academic foundation doctor called me back to Manchester.