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    (Original post by lcsurfer)
    You'd assume that. But in my GEP year a third failed one of the exams due to it being horrific and high pass mark... We are known as THAT year haha. We just did 3 exams and an OSCE at the end of the 10 months of all pre clinical, hell absolute hell
    Don't know how you guys manage to fit it all in. It's hard enough on the 5 year haha
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    (Original post by Mrs House)
    Don't know how you guys manage to fit it all in. It's hard enough on the 5 year haha
    In all fairness, it should be roughly equal in terms of time spent. Theoretically GEPs should know a bit more than undergrads. For my uni, the difference in length between GPEP and Year1&2 if about 15 weeks, if the one 4 week exam period is taken off from Year1&2 (since GPEP's just got one exam), which is incidentally about the length of the first term where basic sciences are taught. Since GPEPs are meant to be from science backgrounds here, that term should be fairly negligible.

    Still... I wouldn't like to cram all the scenarios from phase 1 &2 into 3 papers! The revision would be a nightmare!
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    (Original post by Mrs House)
    Don't know how you guys manage to fit it all in. It's hard enough on the 5 year haha
    (Original post by Anonymous)
    In all fairness, it should be roughly equal in terms of time spent. Theoretically GEPs should know a bit more than undergrads. For my uni, the difference in length between GPEP and Year1&2 if about 15 weeks, if the one 4 week exam period is taken off from Year1&2 (since GPEP's just got one exam), which is incidentally about the length of the first term where basic sciences are taught. Since GPEPs are meant to be from science backgrounds here, that term should be fairly negligible.

    Still... I wouldn't like to cram all the scenarios from phase 1 &2 into 3 papers! The revision would be a nightmare!
    Yeah, now I've done it I certainly wouldn't chose any differently. I was happy to get the classroom teaching over quickly.
    The thing is, you don't know any different. Yes, you know the undergrads don't have as many modules, but you just get on with your full days. And we did two less exams (because one year less) so thats always a bonus (just a pain to have to learn more in a shorter space of time, but again you don't know any different).
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    Spare a thought for the GEPs on Canada's 3 year medical degree... :eek:
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    Spare a thought for the GEPs on Canada's 3 year medical degree... :eek:
    Ouch! But then are they like America and have biochem requirements in their undergrad?
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    (Original post by ForestCat)
    Ouch! But then are they like America and have biochem requirements in their undergrad?
    Ha, this is only at one med school and I think they still have to do biochem. I think they just have next to no holidays (two weeks?).
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    Ha, this is only at one med school and I think they still have to do biochem. I think they just have next to no holidays (two weeks?).
    ouch!!
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    Anyone else not getting any work done because of the olympics? I am loving this GB gold rush atm *
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    These holidays are going far too quickly.
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    (Original post by ForestCat)
    These holidays are going far too quickly.
    I know

    I start again in just over a month. I am excited to start second year, but in an LDR during term time so dont want summer to end, its hard because were 4.5 hours apart on the train as well.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I know

    I start again in just over a month. I am excited to start second year, but in an LDR during term time so dont want summer to end, its hard because were 4.5 hours apart on the train as well.
    We start back in two weeks. And next year its even worse, non stop from start of Jan to end of July with some major exams sandwiched in there. I don't know how they expect us to not collapse with exhaustion.
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    (Original post by ForestCat)
    We start back in two weeks. And next year its even worse, non stop from start of Jan to end of July with some major exams sandwiched in there. I don't know how they expect us to not collapse with exhaustion.
    I really do feel for the clinical medics with long years, its insane!

    4th year at Cardiff sounds similar to what your describing above, major OSCEs and the start of finals! couldnt imagine starting back in two weeks though.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    In all fairness, it should be roughly equal in terms of time spent. Theoretically GEPs should know a bit more than undergrads. For my uni, the difference in length between GPEP and Year1&2 if about 15 weeks, if the one 4 week exam period is taken off from Year1&2 (since GPEP's just got one exam), which is incidentally about the length of the first term where basic sciences are taught. Since GPEPs are meant to be from science backgrounds here, that term should be fairly negligible.

    Still... I wouldn't like to cram all the scenarios from phase 1 &2 into 3 papers! The revision would be a nightmare!
    If by a science background you mean a C in GCSE chemistry being my highest science achievement...
    Even the science students struggled and it was dead split down the middle how people did science background or not *

    (Original post by ForestCat)
    We start back in two weeks. And next year its even worse, non stop from start of Jan to end of July with some major exams sandwiched in there. I don't know how they expect us to not collapse with exhaustion.
    We had that this year... Just take some schedules long weekends away, i pulled a few sickies at work to go away for the bank holidays etc. It's long but just pace yourself and i found getting into a revision routine early on helped so so much when it came to exams so i wasn't absolutely exhausted it was just part of my routine.

    *It's do-able but i had my yearly I'm absolutely exhausted please just let me sit in my bed for a week minor breakdown 2 weeks ago after going straight from exams into elective/more hours at work not just my regular 1 12hr shift a week. So i slept for 14 hours and didn't move for approximately 24hrs haha.
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    (Original post by ForestCat)
    These holidays are going far too quickly.
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    I really do feel for the clinical medics with long years, its insane!

    4th year at Cardiff sounds similar to what your describing above, major OSCEs and the start of finals! couldnt imagine starting back in two weeks though.
    Been back at uni for 3 weeks now Our new clinical years terms are from end of July to mid June
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    (Original post by Asklepios)
    Been back at uni for 3 weeks now Our new clinical years terms are from end of July to mid June
    My condolences
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    (Original post by lcsurfer)
    Even the science students struggled and it was dead split down the middle how people did science background or not *
    Preach!

    Beyond the first couple of weeks I don't think it makes a difference on GEP how much science you previously knew. It just seems to be a question of how fast you can adapt to storing and regurgitating the right things, and not going down the dark path of irrelevancy.
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    (Original post by Asklepios)
    Been back at uni for 3 weeks now Our new clinical years terms are from end of July to mid June
    I honestly couldnt do it. Props to you.


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    (Original post by Natalierm2707)
    I honestly couldnt do it. Props to you.


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    Work is going to be fun for you.
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    (Original post by Kinkerz)
    Work is going to be fun for you.
    I meant right now (had a really rough year with personal things) as I would have gone insane without a decent break. Wouldnt really phase me though, I really enjoy the course and as long as we get some long bank holiday weekends to visit family im sure I will be fine.

    The one thing im not looking forward to though is night shifts, tried those once and my body took weeks to function properly again.
 
 
 
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