Medicine for finals - a study day
- By: Jessica Westall
Medical finals make everyone go a bit loopy-it's mostly harmless forgetfulness, an inability to hold conversations with non-medics, and either a total lack of sense of humour or finding medical references inappropriately funny. My affliction takes the form of a ravenous search for new sources of knowledge. I scour bookshops, looking for the medical textbook that is going to deliver me from the need to revise. I look for a book that contains secret medical knowledge censured from the textbooks I already own-the one book that is going to make it all seem clear.
I don't think I'm alone in this madness. As proved by a look round the lecture theatre on the study day “Medicine for finals,” there are more than 100 of us willing to part with more money than a big glossy textbook of medicine would cost, looking for an easy way to pass finals. At the