Posts from August 2020
Monash Medicine in review – Year 3B: MED3100/3200
Year 3B is the first clinical year of the Monash medicine course, and is based entirely within hospital sites, not the main university campus. If the transition from year 12 to medical school is a significant change, the transition from preclinical to clinical medicine is… »
Monash Medicine in review – Year 2: MED2100/2200
Having settled into the swing of year 1 semester 2, year 2 is in many respects more of the same.
Like year 1, year 2 comprises 2 year-long units, MED2100 (pass-fail) and MED2200 (graded), delivered from the main university campus at Clayton.1
Monash Medicine in review – Year 1: MED1100/1200
Coming straight from year 12 into university is not a small change. The cohort is much larger, and you may not know many people. You're considered an adult now, and there is a much greater focus on directing your own study.
At the same time,… »
Monash Medicine in review – Getting to Monash Clayton
As a proud south-east suburbs Adelaidean, before moving to Melbourne, trains were mythical creatures and anything more than 15 minutes' drive away was farmland. Flying in to Melbourne for an interview, and then for medicine, trying to get to Clayton was an experience. Here's what… »
Monash Medicine in review – Admission experience
As described previously, there are both undergraduate and graduate entry pathways into Monash medicine. As a domestic (interstate) undergraduate-entry student, that is what I'll be focusing on here. Note also that I applied in 2017, and while I have endeavoured to update information to… »
Monash Medicine in review – Overview of Monash Medicine
Monash University is a public research university in Melbourne, Australia, and the largest university in Australia. The Monash University School of Medicine is the largest medical school in Australia.1
Beginning with the class of 2020, the medical degree awarded is the Bachelor of Medical… »
Better Anki forecasting for Review Heatmap with Anki Simulator
Review Heatmap is an addon for Anki that adds a heatmap showing past and future card review activity. It is handy to see at a glance whether there are any particularly heavy or light days coming up, and a colourful reward for regular reviews.
Who is Sparkleshot? – about my new profile picture
CW: Some discussion of transphobia.
This week I rolled out a new profile picture across my social media. This, and a previous one I have used on Discord, have raised some eyebrows – ‘Why is your profile picture a unicorn?’ It's a long story.