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    can any current students give us nervous/excited freshers a bit of a breakdown of what the course is about!? (i.e. exams, content etc)

    would be extremely grateful, been looking at some of the lectures on emily... not TOO sure what to make of it. Almost here!
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    (Original post by masterhr1)
    Got an email few days ago saying a letter from Peninsula with some info should come by the 10th. It hasn't come yet - same with anyone else?
    Nope I haven't received anything either, however royal mail don't provide the best service in my area so I'll probably have to wait a couple more days.
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    (Original post by hopes)
    can any current students give us nervous/excited freshers a bit of a breakdown of what the course is about!? (i.e. exams, content etc)

    would be extremely grateful, been looking at some of the lectures on emily... not TOO sure what to make of it. Almost here!
    Ooh how did you get onto emily and view the lectures? Can you send me the link please?
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    (Original post by Cheddar)
    Ooh how did you get onto emily and view the lectures? Can you send me the link please?
    just type in peninsula medical school emily onto google and it should come up. As long as you have enrolled online, just put in your used ID and password and then click on BMBS, year 1, plenaries and they all should be there
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    (Original post by masterhr1)
    Got an email few days ago saying a letter from Peninsula with some info should come by the 10th. It hasn't come yet - same with anyone else?
    Should be on its way. I just got my pack today.
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    Hi I'm applying this year and really don't know if I should apply to plymouth or exeter?
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    Any peninsula medics able to tell us first years what textbooks are best to have?

    A few people have said Tortora's A&P is good as its not too much waffle to go through and teaches you what you need to know?

    Also any other tips about case units, AMK's etc would be really appreciated
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    (Original post by hopes)
    Any peninsula medics able to tell us first years what textbooks are best to have?

    A few people have said Tortora's A&P is good as its not too much waffle to go through and teaches you what you need to know?

    Also any other tips about case units, AMK's etc would be really appreciated :)
    Torotra is only really good for year one. (and possibly early year 2)

    You really should get a separate anatomy and physiology book. Tortora just doesn't cut it. Grays Anatomy and Clinically Oriented Anatomy (Moore and Dally) spring to mind and Sherwoods Human Physiology, Guyton and Hall Physiology or Naish Medical Sciences are excellent choices for physiology. (the latter more so)

    AMK is irrelevant for year one. 1. you dont need to pass any of them, 2. dont put any time into learning specifically for it. You will do yourself a disservice in the long run. (We all realised this once we hit clinical years, and lacked some really core knowledge we are repeatedly asked on the wards)

    In year one focus on learning your clinical anatomy and physiology, pharmacology and all your LSRC content. This will put you in a great position for the end of year exam.

    You only need to pass the EYO1 exam to pass the year, this will set you up well for year 2.

    Ideally you should aim to pass the last AMK and the EOY1, if you can pass all the AMKs with minimal effort all the better.

    Medicine At a Glance is great for case units alongside the OHCM and Kumar and Clark (although some people dont get on with Kumar, it is really great)

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