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Racing to Beat the Cows

Introductory Note: You may or may not have been wondering why I have been relatively dormant lately. Well, a significant amount of work in addition to weak, intermittent internet connectivity have accounted for part of my inactivity in blogging. Also, my experiences lately have been largely static, so there hasn…

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AT LAST… IT’S CHRISTMAS

I heaved a huge sigh of relief as I clicked on “finish and submit”. I had just completed my end of term assessment in Biostatistics, the last of a string of seemingly never-ending formative assessments we had been bombarded with since the beginning of term 1. It’s been…

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Choosing the London School

I first learned about the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine a few years ago. Though I was pretty much fresh out of undergrad, I was intrigued by the historic institution in the beautiful art deco building. On first read, the School’s ornate name quickly stuck in my…

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Blurred image of congregation of people is South Courtyard

Hi I’m [name], from [country] and studying [course]. Pleased to meet you!

Many of my conversations over this inaugural month have roughly followed this formula above. Even though my social muscles have had a workout with more than a hundred people I have spoken with – it has been worth it.
Yet the value of these interactions and others isn’t in the…

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Part Five: When It’s Over

*This is the last part of a 5-part mini series on my experience of completing a Summer Project for an MSc in Public Health at the LSHTM (General Stream).

When It’s Over
111 pharmacies visited, 8 elephants, 10 Thai massages, 22 noodle soups, 15 Pad Thai’s, 5…

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Part Four: Writing It Up

*This is the 4th of a  5-part mini series on my experience of completing a Summer Project for an MSc in Public Health at the LSHTM (General Stream).

Writing It Up
Summer Project Due Date: 32 days. Word Total: 0 out of 10,000. Sigh.

Bangkok is full of…

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Part Three: Braving Bangkok’s Bad Side

*This is the 3rd part of a  5-part mini series on my experience of completing a Summer Project for an MSc in Public Health at the LSHTM (General Stream).

Braving Bangkok’s Bad Side
Gracious thanks go out to the LSHTM Travel Grant – which helped fund the flight to…

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Part Two: Picking the Project

*This is a 5-part mini series on my experience of completing a Summer Project for an MSc in Public Health at the LSHTM (General Stream).

Picking The Project
“How do you feel about informal markets in Bangkok?”

“You mean like… the black market?”

And that’s how my Summer…

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Summer Project Part 1: The CARE Form

The CARE Form
From the very first day of orientation at LSHTM, when your still wide-eyed and bushy-tailed, as opposed to the currently unshaven and caffeine-intoxicated state, the higher-ups at The School begin talking about your summer project.

Your summer project (feels like it should be…

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The dreaded exams…

One element of being a student which I haven’t yet mentioned is the one which often causes most dread, especially among mature students: exams. Now, it’s been sixteen years since I last faced a formal examination, so I guess it’s natural that I feel some trepidation. This…

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