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Thanks! I scored much worse on the Kaplan mocks than the real thing, less than 600 in one or two of them. I think the questions are close enough in difficulty, I just found it much easier to concentrate on the real thing, so I was much more focussed and thinking quicker. Good luck!
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Oh my gosh, this is random but...I LOVE GREY'S ANATOMY The best thing ever!
hello, you're in a similar boat to me! how is your quest to be a medic going?x
Whew major apologies for the delay in this reply had no idea i had such a nice comment hanging around on my profile for so long lmao! ah aren't you sweet that's lovely of you, lol at the stalker bit though. Well yeah i remember distinctly saying to my then best friend (who is now doing medicine) about how having to take a gap year would be the worst thing in my life and her saying she didn't mind taking one and then BAM i get rejected and she gets in. Killer moment. bahaha
But yeah, turns out this gap year has been amazing, and no, i didnt build an orphanage. It actually has shocked me how much I've learnt, experienced, and most of all matured in the past what, 7 months?! Seriously you have no idea how much you will change, and it will be for the good, i promise you.
Tbh though, i think the one tip i could give you is that, some/most of your friends will change at uni, i guarantee it and you will feel lonely sometimes, but you realise those few friends that you keep in touch with are the hidden gems who will probably stay in your life for a long time. Oh and try and get a job at a hospital as a healthcare assistant, UNREAL experience. UN-REAL.
Being the nurses bitch for a year will get you a lot of brownie points when you do your placements on wards at med school. (or so numerous docs and nurses have told me :P)
But yeah, so tell me about whats been happening with you?
We get weekly formative assessments so that we are able to evaluate our own progress as we go along. However, these are not counted towards the final grade. We get to do 3 SSCs in our first year. I would definitely recommend you look into the ICE (Intensive Clinical Experience) programme at Sheffield. It was incredibly useful and really enjoyable.
Interactions are really dependant on you. It really depends on who you talk to, what activities / societies you signed up for and where you go clubbing. The medical school does not have any lectures / tutorials linked with any other course so you won't generally be meeting anyone other than medics between your 9-5s.
Accommodation is great. You will find that Sheffield has the 3rd cheapest accommodation in the UK. Nice rooms and the staff are very polite and efficient.
Haha. You're best off emailing admissions for that. I'm just a student
City is nice, i suppose. There is plenty of stuff to do and the food is pretty decent. You asked a very broad question so im unsure of how to answer
Again, I'm not part of the admissions department so I cannot give you actual facts as to how they assess applicants. Unless you're talking about assessments throughout the course.
Unlike most medical schools, we don't have exams in January. In our first year, we get 3 end-of-year exams. One multi-choice, one short answers and one multistation exam. I haven't actually taken the exams yet so I can't tell you if it is a good system or not. Don't really want to be giving you biased / wrong information here.
I do, however, like how sheffield is mainly Traditional-based learning although we do have several PBL sessions throughout the year. The combination of both types make it a lot more fun imo. You will go into lectures learning something brand new, then afterwards, you can apply that new knowledge during your PBL sessions.
With regards to your UKCAT, DO NOT believe people when they tell you you can't prepare. I made the mistake of doing this, and 2 days before my test I took out a book from the college library which told me I should have started preparing a month before. Take one of these books out of a library or buy one, and work through all the practice questions in them, because they do help, and you do improve. And make sure you leave plenty of time for this, because those 2 days between me getting the book and my exam were hell.
I apologise for writing an essay. Good luck with your application.
- State a specific personality trait or characteristic that you feel a doctor much have. DO NOT say "a good doctor must be ___". Apparently admissions tutors don't like to be told how to be a doctor. Instead say "I feel that good doctors show _____". This is a tip my teacher gave me that I'd done all the way through my PS, which just shows how important an outside opinion is.
- Say how you have come to realise this is important using examples from WEX or volunteering oppurtunities.
- Explain how you show this trait, once again citing WEX or volunteering examples
Make sure you do a paragraph on communication, as it is imperative that you realise that communication is essential to be a doctor.
You can deviate from this exact structure, but make sure that in each paragraph, you include those 3 points.
Then write about how you relax. Ie. your hobbies. I initially didn't write much about this, and my teacher made me write at least 3 (albeit very short) paragraphs on what I do to relax. I was kind of worried that I'd wasted valuable words telling the person reading that I loved music and football, but I soon realised that showing that you can relax is extremely important, because if they think you're gonna burnt out under the pressure and stress of medical school, they will write you off straight away.
Then put an ending paragraph on. My ending paragraph was pretty rubbish, but it just helped to give the PS the right feel, because it would feel weird if I'd have just ended by explaining my love for music. Basically Don't lose sleep over this.
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Become a doctor and all that jazz. save a life. give my mum the best retirement ever.
- Academic Info
- GCSES: 2A* 7A's 3B's
AS-levels: Maths, Chemistry, Biology, RS
A2: Maths, Chem, Biology
Aberdeen [Taking the piss]
Liverpool - Interview [03/12/12] - [Rejected]
UCAS 2014: tbc
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