My name is Aya and I’m a first year medic. The BMA and GMC are turning their attention to something new: supporting our mental health as medical students!
For the past two years of A-levels, I was burnt-out, anxious and emotionally exhausted - but I continued pushing myself. It was only once I had finished my A-levels that I realised the toll it had taken on my wellbeing - and I am still... read more
Wellbeing and welfare is something very easily overlooked by ourselves and those around us. From a schooling system where the frequency of our progress being checked through work, tutors and our parents could feel suffocating, the freedom of Uni can be exhilarating – but it also overwhelming. The mechanisms in place to give us support when we are flagging are no longer there; we are expected to reach out and ask for... read more
I'm putting myself forward for Year 1 Med Wellbeing Rep because helping ensure everyone is happy and comfortable throughout our course, for me, seems like one of the best uses of the little free time we have.
In terms of ability to carry out the role: I try and go out of my way to make myself as approachable as possible - as those of you who have already met me hopefully can tell. Skills-wise I was lucky to... read more