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(Original post by Isometrix)
hehe this thread should be deleted now...it's no longer needed and only brings back bad memories
Or it could be revived next year so the 2010 applicants won't have to ask the same questions we all did? :p:
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lol yeah i got like a bio and chem retake in jan >.< sooo much effort lmao but revisin now im actually like :O how thick was i last year lmfao cs is it just me or dus doin A2 make AS seem realli easy
I've been finding A2 a lot easier than AS, but maybe that's just me. :p: And I've got 10 exams in January. And 1 of them's on my 18th birthday, and one the day after so that's my birthday ruined.

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im hopin in my interview they dont bring up a topic i dont know anything about :O my bio teacher told me to start listening to radio 4...so i went on the website n the first thing i heard was ' and now another interesting conversation about soil growth' n then closed the window. lmao... when shud we start gettin interview dates by? lmao and what happens if you keep on laughing in ur interview cos ima laugh lmao cs i laugh at like everything thats not even funny. like today lmao this random year 7 was standing in the hall and she was just standing there and then she like fell! but like nobody was near her lmao and she didnt faint :O so like wtf did she trip on? made me laugh haha... x
They'll bring up something over your head if it's going well, to see how you deal with problems. They're looking for good reasoning, and a logical process. Remember you're allowed to stop and say nothing for a minute whilst you think, don't feel pressured into answering instantly. And I was listening to Radio 4 when I was on work experience, 'cause I got a lift there with my mum's friend who I was staying with for the week, and it was really interesting most of the time, maybe I should start listening again... :p::yep:

And it's probably best to deal with your laughter, it might cause issues with patients in future, and so they might be a little like hmmmm... :p: But I wouldn't worry too much, just don't laugh manically. I can understand why you laughed at the girl for example, so just laugh where appropriate.

Hope that helps!
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(Original post by LozengeC)
Or it could be revived next year so the 2010 applicants won't have to ask the same questions we all did? :p:
Don't be silly - no one's going to trawl through this whole thread from the start...
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(Original post by Myoclonic Jerk)
Don't be silly - no one's going to trawl through this whole thread from the start...
I would have *insert embarrassed/ blushing MSN smiley here*. :yep: But that's just me. :p:
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I would have *insert embarrassed/ blushing MSN smiley here*. :yep: But that's just me. :p:
That's quite refreshing, actually - so many of the same questions have been asked a ridiculous number of times.

It's nice when people are willing to put in a bit of effort themselves, as opposed to expecting to be spoonfed.
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I've been finding A2 a lot easier than AS, but maybe that's just me. And I've got 10 exams in January. And 1 of them's on my 18th birthday, and one the day after so that's my birthday ruined.
omg that actually sucks :O my bdays not till july so im safe :P summer babys all the way
how come you have ten exams though :O thats ridiculous :O i thought my 5 exams were like bad enough. and general studies ofc lmao but who cares :p:
yeahh that helped ta where did ya do ur work experience? i loved mine lol i got to see a caeserean section n it was like the wrong way cos they cut the woman down the middle, and then the 2 docs stood either side, grabbed on, yelledd '1,2,3 PULL' and yanked her apart :O mentally scarred much lol...but yeah n then i got to giv the baby to her mum defo the highlight but just think haha when we become docs in bou 20 years time wel be propa sick of babies crying :p: =] x
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omg that actually sucks :O my bdays not till july so im safe :P summer babys all the way
how come you have ten exams though :O thats ridiculous :O i thought my 5 exams were like bad enough. and general studies ofc lmao but who cares :p:
yeahh that helped ta where did ya do ur work experience? i loved mine lol i got to see a caeserean section n it was like the wrong way cos they cut the woman down the middle, and then the 2 docs stood either side, grabbed on, yelledd '1,2,3 PULL' and yanked her apart :O mentally scarred much lol...but yeah n then i got to giv the baby to her mum defo the highlight but just think haha when we become docs in bou 20 years time wel be propa sick of babies crying :p: =] x
Yeah, but then you also can't go out with most of your friends when they're 18 though, and you're almost last to learn to drive (I know, I have a friend whose birthday's in August. :p:) Hehe.

I have 2 A2 general studies exams (so no revision for those), 1 A2 Chem, 1 A2 Bio, 1 A2 Geography, and then 2 AS Chem resits (but I have a practical as well so it's kinda 3) and 1 AS Bio resit (again with the practical). It sounds bad, but I'm sure I can cope, nowhere near as many exams as I had at the end of GCSE. :p: :yep:

I've been on 3 work experiences:
1)Residential home, wasn't much to do, so I ended up just cleaning, it was nice to talk to/ comfort the residents though (some had dementia and would get confused).
2)Shadowed Notts Uni Med Students. Was so much fun, they were really nice, got to talk to patients, do CPR training, history taking, watch surgery and an endoscopy, all sorts. :p:
3)Week in Bradford Hospitals with my mum's friend (was very lucky that she offered ), got to see about 7 different parts of the hospital, shadow junior doctors, consultants and other members of staff, and saw an ultrasound of the heart, got to talk to loads of patients, go on ward rounds, was really nice.

I think the best part was talking to so many people though, like it was nice to see both the patients and the doctors experiences. :yep: And the caesarian thing, I'm just like :eek: hehe. Sounds amazing though! And I'm hoping it doesn't take me 20 years to qualify *crosses fingers*. :p: But yeah, not a massive fan of screaming children, not sure pediatrics is for me! Hehe.
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Yeah, but then you also can't go out with most of your friends when they're 18 though, and you're almost last to learn to drive
tell me about it so not fair lmao..had a drivin lesson today haha i did one sexy turn in the road

aww i got cw resit for bio to do such a waste of my life lol..
ur work exp sounds well cool lol =] lmao i met this doc that had js come out of uni n she ws like oooh im so excited bout gettin all my credit cards changed to say Dr lmao

aww i really wna do paeds help those lil babies n kids wat u thinkin of specialisin into? =] x
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(Original post by daffy91)
tell me about it so not fair lmao..had a drivin lesson today haha i did one sexy turn in the road

aww i got cw resit for bio to do such a waste of my life lol..
ur work exp sounds well cool lol =] lmao i met this doc that had js come out of uni n she ws like oooh im so excited bout gettin all my credit cards changed to say Dr lmao

aww i really wna do paeds help those lil babies n kids wat u thinkin of specialisin into? =] x
Aw bless hehe. I've got my test in December-scary! :p:

I got to meet some ST1's on their first week which was really cool, and then some who've been doing it for a year, and the difference in just a year's amazing. One of the ST1s asked me not to laugh at him when he was taking a blood sample 'cause his confidence was that low bless him!

Not sure what I want to specialise in, thought it would make most sense to study some of the modules, and get some experience as a medical student first, and then I can make a more informed decision. I know I don't want to do radiology though! I mean no patient contact! :eek: I like patients. :p:
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lmao yeah :O radiology wud bore me lol..and i wudnt wna b an anaesthetist either cs app they hav the most isolated job n r the most likely to commit suicide :O im a happy person :P:
whats an ST1 lmao?
u got ur theory or practical in december? good luck =] x
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:lolwut:

Speaking of transplants - did anyone watch the 'Blood and Guts' series on BBC Three (which were fantastic despite their title)? One episode was on transplants and focused on a man with an arm transplant which he stopped taking immunosupressants for and so it rotted while attached to his body. It was quite interesting. BBC iplayer them!
I saw them - at least, about half of them (the other half are filling up space on my Sky+). I really need to get round to watching them, but there's always something more pressing to do!

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whats an ST1 lmao?
You could well be asked about this at interview. Research a bit about MMC.
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An ST1's the first year of being a junior doctor. Interesting fact about the anaesthetists. :p: :eek: I found radiology boring, but they did have cool microphones that translated what they were saying into text though! But yeah, dark room, staring at a computer screen, isn't that why computer nerds in America do (to be very stereortypical hehe).

And it's my practical test (the hard one :p:). Thanks.

Is anyone else really nervous waiting for UCAS now btw?
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(Original post by LozengeC)
An ST1's the first year of being a junior doctor. Interesting fact about the anaesthetists. :p: :eek: I found radiology boring, but they did have cool microphones that translated what they were saying into text though! But yeah, dark room, staring at a computer screen, isn't that why computer nerds in America do (to be very stereortypical hehe).

And it's my practical test (the hard one :p:). Thanks.

Is anyone else really nervous waiting for UCAS now btw?
YES! Everytime i log on to track/emails my heart stops for a bit!
I can see the rejections coming..
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YES! Everytime i log on to track/emails my heart stops for a bit!
I can see the rejections coming..
Dont think like that you WILL get a place
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Dont think like that you WILL get a place
Ha, ill try.
Just difficult as literally everyone i know whose applying to Medicine has waay better grades than me.
Im a natural pessimist. :rolleyes:
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Ha, ill try.
Just difficult as literally everyone i know whose applying to Medicine has waay better grades than me.
Im a natural pessimist. :rolleyes:
a) it's not all about grades.
b) you'd be surprised at how many bad applicants there are
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Yeah, I'm sure you'll get a place! And every time I log onto Track I'm more frustrated, because I'm feeling impatient 'cause one of my friends applied at the same time as me, and he's got an offer already (it is for physics though, but I'm still being impatient). Hehe.

It's weird, but I want to hear from my backup more than my first 4 choices as I know they'll be either rejections or interviews (praying it's the latter obviously). :p: :yep:
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LozengeC, i just had a nosey at your profile and saw you've applied to soton for the foundation medicine course

is that allowed when you're doing biology and chemistry A levels?... i thought foundation was strictly for people without science A levels.... i could be wrong
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LozengeC, i just had a nosey at your profile and saw you've applied to soton for the foundation medicine course

is that allowed when you're doing biology and chemistry A levels?... i thought foundation was strictly for people without science A levels.... i could be wrong
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I thought foundation courses were for people with the right grades but not the right subjects? Seeing as you take biology AND chemistry, are you still elegible to apply?
Yes, but only at Southampton. Hehe.
One page back. Do a bit of research. :rolleyes:
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Thanks Jonnyofengland. hehe.

I wouldn't be silly enough to apply for something that I don't been the entry requirements of, honest!
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