My Head Is Full of Drugs
Hello. This is Aaron’s brain writing. Unfortunately, Aaron is unable to blog this week as he has passed out from repeated slamming of his head against his desk after the 53rd consecutive mock exam he has had to undergo this week. I, however, am still able to pass on his thanks for the many constructive comments his astute readers posted on his last blog entry, and as you can see, I am also able to make extremely lame jokes like the one above. I am also glad to report that I am intact, though my frontal lobes are a bit sore as a result of the trauma from head slamming (Aaron’s desk is quite hard; bad for me, but good for losing consciousness in the shortest amount of time, as well as making a loud enough sound to alert his neighbours, even if they do spend about 20 minutes howling in laughter before someone recovers enough to call an ambulance). Certain segments of my cortex have also been fried as a result of an intensive pre-exam period of cramming 300 drug names into my limited neurons, some of which proceeded to protest and commit mass suicide to avoid being forced to memorise anymore. However, I estimate only a few hours before Aaron regains consciousness and can repeat the whole cycle again in preparation for the next round of cramming for exams in three weeks’ time.
I also anticipate further physical trauma to other parts of Aaron’s body quite soon. As soon as this evening, in fact, when his tutor announces the results of his last mock exam, we are expecting quite some trauma to his rear end. Boot sole fragments were found in his gluteal region the last time mock exam results were handed out.
This, of course, is all conjecture. Some of Aaron’s tutors are so esteemed that they have written several large tomes of knowledge, and in addition to brandishing these tomes during tutorial, they are quite apt to hurl them at their students’ faces, particularly Aaron’s. Facial trauma may also be on the menu. We shall see.
Until next time, may your hemispheres be as one.
May 8, 2007 | Permalink
Hey Aaron's brain, you rule ! I'm also in med school and we're going to have this final exam of Pharmacology soon (this monday), so I agree with you that my "neurons .. commit mass suicide to avoid being forced to memorise anymore" Singh, A. 2007
You rule =) I love your article !! ..
Thanks !! and good luck with your exams.
Posted by: Veronica | May 16, 2007 10:00:09 AM
good luck for exams,i passed that and you will pass that.
Posted by: Dr Mo | May 16, 2007 12:28:42 PM
Aoran all the best to u!!!
Posted by: karthik | May 16, 2007 8:46:33 PM
I've just finished a Pharmacology degree, think how I feel! Good luck, the drug names do go in eventually I promise.
Posted by: Gemma | May 17, 2007 3:48:43 AM
I'll have pharma exam this Wed.
may God help us in this exam
and I agree with u that pharma is unmemorizable easely
so I'll try to put some maps in y room this summer to help me ,,
enjoi ur studying!
Posted by: nice | May 18, 2007 10:52:29 AM
Aaron. I think that u r doin injustice to your brains. As passionate as u are 2 be a medic, (we all are),a doc is worth lil without brains. Tho yo brainz still intact, I doubt it would last long enough @ you are going. It might be worth to take breaks when your temporal lobe is refractory. Wutz da point? Nothin would go in anways.
Posted by: | May 18, 2007 12:58:04 PM
well....good luck to all of you guys, but my pharma final comes at 22nd june...i've got a looong way ahead, but already scared the shit out of me. But yeah Aaron....it's tough, but we're gonna f***** pass this exam...or what u think? :)
Posted by: Eneli | May 19, 2007 12:28:57 PM
but i still gotta agree with the previous commentator...u're studying waaaay too long time....there's no point in that, u're not gonna last if u're studying 3 weeks for the exam...so take it a lil more easy
Posted by: Eneli | May 19, 2007 12:31:33 PM
hey aaron's brain...
The drugs will go in finally before ur finals...but they leave just as quickly...this u will realise when u are asked questions by the clinical professors who expect u to know them....so all the best with head banging for some time....
Posted by: Sharada Vinod | May 20, 2007 8:41:38 AM
i agree with d previous commentator.u may feel as if u read to forget...but it's inevitable..wish u all the best...
Posted by: nagusa | May 21, 2007 8:25:47 AM
Yeah pharmacology , at some point i thought all of you are talking about me. I'll have my final exam after two weeks from now. I'm sooooo scaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrred , but that's pharma. I really need to revise some topics in this summer because it is a very important scince in the role of saving peoples lives , and from this came its diffeculty ...... GOOD LUCK EVERY ONE AND REMEMBER IT WORTH IT.
Posted by: Ali | May 21, 2007 2:23:02 PM
hey...is pharmaco really that hard??
neway, gd luck4 ur exams!!!
Posted by: Syed | May 22, 2007 2:43:34 AM
Does your brain still possess any tricks for remembering all those drugs......oh and I did enjoy the melodrama or your literary expose of corticol fatigue and apparent momentary malfunction, or would that be dysfunction? At any rate my question is still the same...
Posted by: Lewis Failor | Jun 20, 2007 3:29:51 PM
pharmacology's killing me....u juz can memorise memorise and memoriseeee...hahha~~hope i can pass the pharmacology test too~~so as u
Posted by: jojoangela | Jun 24, 2007 9:19:50 AM
Ummm, I guess it is a little late to be commenting on this post, but you're not updating and I'm addicted to your blogs after only 2 days since I first saw them. Anyway, I just wanted to point out that your frontal lobes must be quite alright. It is the occipital parts you must be worrying about. Trauma to the front of the skull makes the brain jump back faster than CSF and bang its BACK to the skull. Your frontal lobes will be damaged if there is a trauma to the back of your head. It says so in the Guyton's. So, unless you turn your back to the desk and have a vertebral column so flexible that can quickly and repeatedly bend back that much, your frontal lobes are alright. Which lucky, I'd prefer to lose vision rather than, erm, the qualities associated with the frontals.
I'm sad, I know. I have a Comprehensive Medical Basic Sciences Exam in 20 day.
Posted by: fh | Aug 16, 2007 3:43:10 AM
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