Kay has left home again after the summer break to start her
fourth year at university. Those who have been following this blog for some time will know that she
is studying medicine.... a five year course in all. However, medical and dental
students have the option to intercalate and take a year out. This is summed up more here (although she does not go to Bristol university and different universities that offer intercalation do so at different stages of the medical degree. Where she is, they do it between year 3 and year 4.) It is basically a year out of medicine to do the final year of a medically-related science degree and get a BSc degree at the end of that 12 months, the idea being to enhance her career prospects in the future. She's quite looking forward to the opportunity to mix more with non-medics and occasionally work in a lab for a change. This time next year, with hopefully a published dissertation and the BSc under her belt, she can continue with her fourth and fifth years of medicine. It's still a long haul ahead, but we're hanging in there.
Meanwhile, the house seems awfully quiet again.........