Medical & Health Sciences

Baby Doctors

A long long long absence from The Inside Word, which means I’m back with a BIG update on everything that’s been going on. It’s been a busy busy busy second half of Semester Two - no doubt the busiest I’ve ever been in my entire uni life! It seems that every week a huge assignment is due, tests are looming, and we’re due back at our weekly hospital placements! So let me update you on by far the biggest change that’s happened this semester! We’ve started going into hospitals. Yay!


As a high school student and even first year university student, I always remember being curious about what the medical school course looked like - sure it would consist of mostly theory in Phase One (Years 2 - 3) and Phases Two & Three (Years 4 - 6) would involve clinical attachments at various hospitals in the upper North Island, but if you’re anything like me, you’ll crave a detailed breakdown of each part (yay for lists!). Here’s what we study in Phase One (Years 2 - 3) of Medical School.