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Problems with group mates in med school

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    I'm a first year medical student and basically, we're put into different groups for our teaching and dissection sessions where we'll be with the same people over the next 3 pre-clinical years. In both groups, I feel like I'm the only one doing/wanting to do work while the rest just chat/ get distracted during every meeting we have.

    For dissection, my group mates often come into the sessions unprepared and distracted and then just wanting to rush through the dissection to finish early. I feel like I don't have anyone to work with and then I look at the other groups and see them all working together.

    It's the same for the clinical groups. People are always distracted during sessions and we never get anything done. When we're supposed to be discussing/brainstorming, they talk about other things. I try to keep the group on track but I'm a quiet person and often get drowned out by the others. We've had a few study sessions to practice OSCE skills etc. but it either ends up with only a couple of people turning up or people turning up but not taking it seriously...

    Anyone else in the same boat? What did you do?

    Group work is never ever group work at uni
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