Saturday, May 21, 2005

PhD opportunity

Guess what? Just as I handed in the project, and thought I was done with labs, we got a surprise email from the head of undergraduate medicine. Apparently, Imperial are offering a number of fully funded intercalated PhD studentships to med students. I've always intended to do research after I qualify, so this sounds like a perfect opportunity to enter the world of academic medicine. There's an information session being held on June 3rd, so I'll definitely go to that to find out the details. I'm not sure how happy my parents will be about this latest venture though - if successful I won't finish med school and start work as a doctor till 2010!

I'll keep you updated.

Friday, May 20, 2005

Project done

Phew! My BSc Neuroscience project is finally typed, printed, bound and handed in. Let me know if you'd like to see it. I put in quite a few all-nighters to complete it, and it would be nice if more that just the examiners read it.

Now I'm off to have a bit of fun. Then I'll take a couple of days to relax at home. It's not officially the end of the year though. I could well be called for a viva voce (oral) exam if I'm at a grade boundary or at the examiners discretion. So I will be working. I promise!

Monday, May 02, 2005

The REAL Masai

In case you were wondering what I look like, here’s a picture of me in my regular outfit. It was taken in Arusha, Tanzania in the summer of 2001. What do you think?