Preclinical Press

Preclinical Press

UIMSA Preclinical Press

INDECISION

I live astride the fence. Sometimes I look to the right, other times to the left. And sometimes, I look forward, my eyes tightly shut. Sometimes the noise is deafening, and sometimes it’s just a lull. But it’s always there. Words fly around like feathers in the wind, my ears catch every single one of them and sometimes I wish my hands could catch them too. Here on the fence, I can see both sides clearly. I can see the…

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IT’S OKAY NOT TO BE OKAY

Did the song come to mind when you saw that title? It sure did for me when I picked it. Have you ever been asked “how are you?” and you immediately replied with “I’m fine”? We all do this without putting any thought at all into it. When asked this very popular question, have you actually thought deeply about your state of mind, body and soul before giving a reply? Maybe not even for their sake but for yours, just…

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UEFA EURO 2021

Barely two weeks after the rounding up of club football with the Champions League final in Porto where Chelsea football club were dominant over Manchester City, football players of European nationalities are set to face off again. This time, to don their respective national team jersey and represent their teams in the UEFA Euro 2021 tournament. The competition which should have hold last year was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic that destabilized Europe and the world. The Euros is…

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An Imperfect Note on Perfectionism

My search for a perfect start has been futile, so far. So let’s just dive into this piece. Perfectionism is a dislike for anything less than perfection. A perfectionist is one who has a propensity for being displeased with anything that is not perfect or does not meet extremely high standards. Is perfection actually an achievable state? By whose standard is perfection measured? Did You Know? • Perfectionism is sometimes seen as a positive trait. But based on research conducted…

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EUROS: CLIMAX OF MATCHDAY 1

UEFA EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP? MORE LIKE CRISTIANO RONALDO EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP In a game that was dominated by the Portugal national team, Cristiano Ronaldo further established his dominance in the competition after scoring 2 goals, making him the highest goal scorer in the European championship. The Selecao had a couple of chances in the first half that was bungled by the side. However, Raphael Guerreiro’s deflected shot gave Portugal the lead.  The Hungarians were hungry for goals and they tried to equalise…

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NEWS UPDATE: ISSUE III

UI Revises Academic Calendar, Resumes Physical Classes The University of Ibadan commenced physical classes on the 7th of June, 2021. These classes are to complement what was done during the period of virtual classes. According to the calendar, the weeks added to the semester are for revisions and finalization of continuous assessment. Examinations are scheduled to begin from the 21st of June, 2021, starting with GES examinations. Noteworthy is the absence of the semester break, which sparked a plethora of…

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FIND YOUR MEANING

“The only absolute knowledge attainable by man is that life is meaningless” – Tolstoy As soon as I entered the cab park I knew something was out of place. When I took my seat in the cab being loaded I realised what it was. He wasn’t there; the man who was there every hour of the day, all hours of the week, the limping beggar. I wondered why, maybe he was ill. And then I saw him. He was crouched…

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Honing The Power of Intuition

  Intuition basically makes the oblivious obvious without any evidence. You forgot where you placed your pen but you feel it’s in your friend’s house: that’s intuition at work. Intuition is essentially the ability to make successful decisions without conscious reasoning or analytical thought. It’s the gut feeling that bridges the gap between the conscious and unconscious parts of our mind. It is using stimuli that our brain processes but that we’re not aware of, to answer our conscious questions.…

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COOK IT YOURSELF: Chinese Dumplings

Hello Medical student! So just because of upper limb, endocrinology and the metabolism of carbohydrates that you’ve got to jack, you’ve gone out to buy that unhealthy junk food due to its fast nature, shey? Well, maybe you thought there was no other alternative to keep up with your busy time schedule and you simply don’t have the privilege of wasting any minute on long cooking. I hereby present to you an exquisite recipe for a highly nutritious meal that…

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NEWS UPDATES: ISSUE II

UI SENATE APPROVES PHYSICAL RESUMPTION    On the 17th of May, Campus News reported on the approval of physical resumption for the rest of the first semester of the 2020/2021 session. The article included details on the proposed amount of fees paid, hostel accommodation capacity and the process by which new students are to check their allocated halls.     This development raised a lot of comments and concerns by the student populace especially on the subject of accommodation within the…

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