Preclinical Press

Preclinical Press

UIMSA Preclinical Press


Surely, it’s the hope that kills! After an almost endless bout of anticipation, the advertised weekend-only U-lympics (UIMSA Olympics) scheduled to start on Saturday 16th October, has been rescheduled for the 60th Health Week. This was confirmed in a heart-wrenching memo released by the executive council on Monday. This didn’t come as a shock as we’re used to expecting so little when it comes to sports in UIMSA. When quizzed about what brought about the change in a chat with…

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Bayern: emphatic as usual – a 5-1 win at Leverkusen, and Bayern are showing no signs of taking their feet off the pedal anytime soon. Manchester City: routine 2-0 home victory over Burnley keeps the chase alive! The Citizens remain 2 points behind leaders, Chelsea, and are enjoying a consistent string of good results so far, after a rather below-par start to the season. Kelvin De Bruyne sealed the victory after Bernardo Silva’s early opening strike, keeping things rosy for…

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For lovers of literature and written words, George Orwell’s Animal Farm is more than just another fiction. It is a political satire – a graphical juxtaposition of the drama and brouhaha that often come alongside the politicking and democratic governance of any nation or group of people. It is from this classic of Orwell I would love to lend a picture – one that might, perhaps, bear some semblance to the governance of the MBBS Class 2k22, University of Ibadan. Old Major…

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Fear is an unpleasant feeling of apprehension or anxiety caused by the presence or anticipation of danger. It is an emotion triggered by the threat of some form of harm. It is sometimes manifested in bravado or symptoms of anxiety and prompting a decision to fight the threat or escape from it.  Imagine you are to give a public speech without preparation, or you have a biochemistry test that you haven’t prepared for at all the next day, you would…

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The year is 2050. You open your eye to a new day. Before you are fully awake, your virtual assistant is ready to greet you “good morning Sols, you had 1hr 48min of deep sleep last night. That’s very good. It will make you more energetic today. Are you ready for a full-body scanning?” You stand up in your room for the body scan. Your scanner scans you and compares today’s data with not only your health history but also…

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Phobia is an exaggerated, usually inexplicable and illogical fear of a particular object, a class of objects, or situations. According to Merriam Webster English Dictionary, a phobia is a psychological term for irrational or obsessive fear. There are unusual phobias in our world today; these include:  Xerophobia -the fear of dryness Claustrophobia -the fear of confined spaces, Ideophobia -the fear of ideas,  Aichmophobia -the fear of sharp objects, Haphephobia -fear of being touched,  Anthropophobia -fear of social circles, and so on.  Trypanophobia, which is the phobia to…

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Who are you? Right here, right now, if I ask you this question, what will you say? I am not going to give you time to think about it, but I do expect an articulate answer, one that will cover the different aspects that make you, you. Can you answer this? I realized some time ago that I wouldn’t have been able to answer this question expressively on the spot, not like I would a book I just read or…

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I was fortunate to be present at the Fifteen Outstanding Personality Award organised by the Junior Chamber International, University of Ibadan Chapter. The fifteenth edition of this award took place at the famous Trenchard Hall on Saturday, 2nd October 2021. Just before I was chosen to be the representative of UIMSA Preclinical Press, my typical Saturday is usually a bland one characterised by intense rest, movie binge-watching and football. However, this one turned out different as I got to try…

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May the Best Man win

The Press Night/Presidential debate for the 2021 University of Ibadan Students’ Union elections took place on Thursday, 7th October 2021. Due to compliance with the COVID-19 protocol, it was announced that only 150 observers and three pressmen per organization would be allowed into the New Faculty Lecture Theatre (NFLT), Faculty of Science where the event was held. This wasn’t followed to the letter as everyone interested in the event eventually gained access to the Hall. As you go to the…

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2021 Survival Tournament: The Dream that got Shattered

Yeah. It’s the hope that kills. You know the thought that creeps into your mind, telling you that you can go far. Let’s say failure eventually sets in, it’s not the pain of the defeat that dampens you, but it’s the hope that got shattered that kills you. The picture above was captured after a hard-earned win against a solid Classic and Religious studies team during the last game of the group stage. An early goal from the opponent almost…

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