The benefits of children


When people find out that I am studying medicine and I am a mum they often think I’m bonkers!

When fellow students (except the lovely Paula, another mum) find out that I have children, their usual response is “How do you manage?”

It is hard, yes. I have blogged many times about the added stresses of being a mum whilst trying to study. But there also many reasons why having young children whilst studying medicine is a great advantage and here is are some of them:

1.     1.  My children allow me to practice OSCE’s (practical exams) on them over and over again. I don’t know anyone else who would be happy for me to repeatedly put them in the recovery position or test their blood pressure. Not only that but they correct me when I go wrong “open my airway mum”, “check for blood loss”. In fact they…

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