It has been a while since I wrote on my blog and that is because I have been extremely busy. I will outline what has kept me so busy below!
1. I have been working on designing a number of courses for students to help them get into medical school which you can see on the home page. I launched 'DreamSmartTutors' this week so I'm working really hard on getting the name and courses out there. It is not easy! It can be quite daunting putting your idea out there when the world is full of a lot of criticism. But, there are a lot of people that have given me positive feedback and encouraged my efforts- so that is definitely something to be grateful for!
2. Continuing to write articles. I recently had a medical case report published along with an article in the BMJ that was well received. I have written for the BMJ before but it was only until I wrote this article for BMJ careers that it was actually published in the print version of the journal which is great. I received a lot of emails about my article- all positive. I have read emails from doctors who could relate to the story I told and wanted to get involved with the courses I am designing now. It is all exciting but at the same time it is a lot of work! I have also had an article published in the print version of the VOICE newspaper.
3. Poetry collection: I am roughly half way to my target but you cannot rush creativity, thus I can only write when I get inspired for it to be my best work to share with the world.
4. I have also continued to liaise with schools and I recently signed up with School Speakers which was founded by Claire Young who appeared on The Apprentice during 2008. I will also be working with a number of other organisations such as STEMNET, Inspiring the Future, and The National Careers Service.
So, there you go. I hope you enjoy reading about all that I have been up to!