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The Magic White Gloves

25 May 2009

I firmly believe that medical school is bad for one’s mental health. Everything leading up to final year is pretty alright, then they throw you the huge bomb known was “THE FINALS”. It is quite mad, knowing that everything is dependent on this set of exams. Stress level: C-R-A-Z-Y. I believe I was very close to mental breakdown before and during my written finals in January. The waiting for results is another torture in itself.

In Queen’s there is a tradition… we have a reading of results after our clinical finals. This basically involves names being called out and then whether the person had passed, passed with distinction or passed with honours. If everyone who sat for the clinical finals passed, the person who reads out the names will wear a pair of white gloves. I don’t know where this tradition came from, but it is what happens.

This year, the white gloves made an appearance after 9 years’ absence. All that stress and worry… well, they melted away the moment those gloves appeared. WOOHOO!!!



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  1. Lee said,

    on May 25th, 2009 at 9:53 am

    Hi,
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  2. LCH said,

    on May 25th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Congrats, Doctor!

  3. Yee Pei said,

    on May 25th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Thanks, Doctor!

  4. Xiao_zhai said,

    on May 27th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Loktor, can I tax your first paycheck ?:p

  5. Sheena said,

    on May 29th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!!

    AHHHH!! SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!

    :D :D

    YOU DID IT!!

  6. linfoong said,

    on June 6th, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    eeee so nice i want the white gloves as wellllllllll!!!

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