LIFE| A (FRI)DAY IN THE LIFE

Hello there lovely people!

It’s Friday! This week felt a bit too long for me so I’m definitely excited for the weekend even though 80% of the time I’ll be studying for my (semester) finals (which are in two weeks). Last Friday, I tried my hardest to have a perfect day so that I could show you guys photos with the true time stamps of a day in the life of a medical student. It turned out to not be a typical Friday but the first part of the day was pretty typical.

Honestly, most days I get up at about 5:50 am but having gone to bed earlier, I woke up earlier and quite refreshed. I usually lie in bed for about 5 mins after, just to orient myself lool.

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I read my daily text which is similar to a daily devotional and also a portion of the bible. On late days I do this in class or at the hospital.

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If I’m running late, I actually forget to check social media but on early days, I spend at least 10 minutes replying messages from nocturnal friends and seeing who’s mentioned me on Twitter.

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Shower Timeeee. There’s usually music. You gotta wake up to good music.

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I get some make up on once I’ve dressed. My items are my studio fix powder, eyebrow pencil, eyeliner and lipstick (usually after breakfast).

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Breakfast is such a struggle when I have to leave home early. My go to meals this semester have been boiled sweet potatoes, avocado/peanut butter on toast + eggs or left over dinner. I also had some pineapple slices (not pictured).

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Aaand we’re out.

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I catch a van about two minutes after. Check out the locs on this brotherrr.

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So, when I leave the house for the hospital anytime after 07:10am, I get there at about past 8am. The traffic struggle is so real and I live about 30 mins (without traffic) from “town”. But on days when I’m a good girl, I’m on time to pre-round with the interns before the attending physician arrives. Doctors’ lounge mirror selfie here.

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My intern is doing paperwork so I try to introduce myself to OB/GYN a bit. Because we’re simply “observing” at the moment (actual rotations start next year) and OB is pretty foreign at the moment so the doctor goes easy on us with questioning.

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Friday isn’t that busy so I spend an hour or so in internal medicine catching up with friends since I was on medicine the previous week (and I miss it). I get to our campus at about 1pm. I took this on a break during our clinical medicine class.

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More class timeee. We have to present patients from the wards to our teacher (who’s a doctor) in order to polish our patient presentation skills before we start actual rotations.

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Sigh. Home at last. My girls and I plan an improptu dinner so I chill out for an hour or so before I start to get ready.

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All dressed! Getting dressed up for an evening out makes a person feel good after a rough week. I wish I could do this every Friday, but err wallet issues.

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Look at this viewww. I’m obsessed with French Verandah.

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We get to my place at about 9pm, talk some more and then time blurs a little. I fall asleep at sometime past ten and I’m up at 6am to study. Gotta make up for lost fun times.

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I hope you enjoyed this post. I hope someone else does this soon. I really love Osemhen’s version. Have a blissful weekend!

Till soon, Afoma x



  • Love, loved It!

  • Saw the ‘why should twins get dexa’ question and I immediately answered it in my head 😀

    Love this!

    • Haha! I found out last Wednesday too ? Thanks for reading, babe!

  • Looks like a fun day from here. Lol. Not one mention of housework and chores. I’m presently chopping okra for my lunch. So unglamorous.

    • Lmaoo I don’t do any housework till weekend. So I guess it’s pretty glamorous ?

  • Tres cool!! I enjoyed reading this. I especially liked the touch the pictures gave.

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  • Yasmin

    Love this. You’re so organised, makes me feel like a bum lol. What year are you in? I’m in my third year in London and its so interesting to see how our schedules differ

    • Haha, thank you! I’m in my 2nd year of a four year program. How long is your program? I have no idea what med school in the UK is likee! Are you in clinics yet?

      • Yasmin

        Nice. My program is 5 years and we start clinicals in 3rd year so that’s what I’m doing at the moment. We have 3 11 week rotations throughout the year and any lectures we have during that time is usually just in hospitals by junior doctors/consultants

        • Oh cool! I’m starting official rotations next year after I take step 1. For us it’s 2 12 week rotations (medicine and surgery), 4 6 weeks (the rest of the core)and then 6 4 week long electives. I hope you’re enjoying the hospital 🙂

  • Ify

    Coool! I like the way you time-stamped your pictures.

    Wishing you the very best in your forthcoming exams..

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  • This is great! I rather enjoyed reading it. You wake up at 5.30? ? When I have to be up earlier than 7, I curse everyone and everything.
    Good luck with your exams!

  • lol, please why are you vkontakte? Почемy?

    You wake up by 5:50 and actually get up? I want to be you when/if I grow up.

    All the best in your exams, Doc.

    • *on vkontakte?

    • LOL My Ukrainian friends are on there so I stay in touch. Plus when it had vk music, it was better than Spotify, haha. I do get up! I’m used to it. Even on non school days ?

      • haha! Fair enough. Dun cry abeg, it’s a good thing. Early bird catches the worm and all that stuff. I’ll get there as soon as I am rid of this vampire lifestyle.

  • Claudina

    Yup! Enjoyed this post! You take really nice photos.

  • I miss the caribbean!! I loved this post.. It took me back to my MD5 days!! Oh and goodluck!!

    • Aww! Thanks babe! Hope you can come back soon x

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