What’s In My Bag? | Going in to Medical School

I was in the library today getting some work done and posted about it on my Snapchat, and I had a couple of people asking me 1) why I was in the library on a Sunday and 2) what I pack in my bag for a day in the library or just when I go into the Medical School. So I thought I’d do a post on that!

If you’re not following me on Snapchat, you should. I’m always on there and my stories are pretty interesting –> theoluvscheese. You’ll be glad you did 😉

first things first: The bag. I got this bag online from Roxy Just before starting first year. I really like their bags because they’re cute and super durable; I have another bag from them I bought in year 8 (7 years ago now) and I still use it!

Front Pouch

So i keep things pretty simple in the front. I’ve got my wallet, my keys, some Vaseline in a tub (avoiding dry lips at all costs) a portable charger (super handy when my phone is getting low on battery after a long day), and a padlock (when I go to the gym they have lockers but no locks, so I just bought one to have on hand). I keep my phone on my person pretty much all the time, but if it’s not on me – like when I go deep into study mode – it’s also in my front pouch.

Pencil Case

I have a much larger stationary collection (I’m a little obsessed), but i have my day to day essentials (pens pencils highlighters etc.) in this clear pencil case i got from Asda for like 50p. I also have a 750ml water bottle I got off amazon. Gotta keep hydrated throughout the day. I try to refill my bottle at least twice throughout the day to get those 2 litres in everyday.

Headphones

Now I’m a bit of a audiophile – music is the soundtrack to my life. I honestly don’t go anywhere without these headphones. They’re the Sennheiser hd4.50, and they are the best purchase I have made in a long time. They’re also noise cancelling so they’re perfect for long study sessions.

Bullet Journal

I can’t leave the house without this! It has all my to-do lists, events and shopping lists. Having a bullet journal has really helped me to plan my days properly and make sure I’m keeping on top of things, and even when I’m not, I can see where I went wrong. It’s super flexible and can be used for anyone doing anything. I really couldn’t recommend it enough!

I also have a little book called “a Short Introduction to Psychiatry” which I’ve just gotten from the library. I’ve recently become interested in that area and thought I’d get some background knowledge of the field. I could do a little review on it if you guys would like? Let me know in the comments if that’s something you’d like to see.

Books

Thankfully, in my med school they give us a handbook for each module… well it’s more like 2 or 3 handbooks per module, but they’re super helpful as they have most of the lecture slides/notes on them. Usually in a lecture you just need to annotate the handbook. They even colour code then for us, which is nice. I also have my trusty Pukka Pad, which is now falling apart since I’ve used it for so long, but I still use it to make my own notes in the library to condense lecture notes. Usually a lecture might span 6-10 pages in the handbook, but I try to condense it to 2-4 sides of A4 in my Pukka Pad, so it’s just less daunting when I go back to revise from it.

And that’s it! I hope you guys found that interesting and somewhat useful. If you have any queries about any of the items, just ask me in the comments and I’ll try to help you out

Love

Teddy 🙂

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