Welcome to this newsletter!
For those of you who might have been following me on Instagram for a while, you might know that I don’t often reveal many details about myself, so let me introduce myself properly! My name is Aleksandra Anna (I usually go by my middle name, Anna, online) and I’m a fourth-year medical student in London. I run the Instagram accounts @studykween and @synapsemedics. The former is a studygram account where I share pictures that document my studies throughout medical school. The latter is a medical education page where I share tips for remembering confusing facts and create summaries of important clinical knowledge.
So why am I starting a newsletter?
I’ve been toying with the idea for a long time and it wasn’t until I watched this video
that I finally decided to take the plunge. I absolutely love writing and although I do have a blog, I’ve never found it easy to write detailed, heavily researched articles. The format of a newsletter feels more like I’m writing to a friend!
Do I have a name yet? Nope. However, I thought it was better to start my newsletter now and change name in the future, rather than wait. This is me trying to tackle my perfectionism, which I am planning to cover in more depth in an upcoming issue.
What am I going to write about? Well, in short I hope to provide you with some reflections on life, medical school, productivity, habits, tech and potentially any other topic that piques my interest, but only time will tell. Each week I am also going to be providing you with a list of my 5-ish favourites for that week - this is something that I have been doing for myself (in a note on my phone) for a long time, so why not share it with you all?
I really hope you’ll find something interesting or inspiring when you receive this email in your inbox every Sunday.
Thanks so much for joining me (I can’t believe you actually did!!!) and I hope you have a wonderful week!