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    (Original post by SMed)
    OSCE on tuesday, suturing a banana like a mutha******.
    Good luck for the OSCE, suturing sounds like a fun station!
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    (Original post by crazylemon)
    I think i might be one of the potheads. I thought medical humanities would be much nicer than actual research in my 4th year... clearly I am not a scientist as I just want to lie around pondering the universe for a while :p:
    Oh and the sociologist is talking *******s saying there is no difference but then that is what is popular nowdays...Though I don't think the pope will ever be setting the guidelines the maybe an unholy alliance of Mail readers and guardianistas taking a one two punch on self inflicted diseases and race.
    I wanted to really reaaaaaaaaaaallly do philosophy at Kings for a year but decided that I'd probably forget a lot of medicine and that it wouldn't help much in terms of when applying for foundation/speciality jobs. What would a medical humanities entail though? Would it be like medical ethics?

    Hmm could have used multiquote...
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    Anyone know of anyone who has done an internship in a bank in the summer while doing a medical degree? I'm pretty set on applying for one this September but I've only got a few months to get my **** sorted so wanted to see if I could find anyone who's done it before.
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    (Original post by Supermassive_muse_fan)
    Wow. Thats going to be pretty intense! Do you receive a proper timetable or more of a guide to where you should be, but get to go to clinics that you want? Also are you attached to a consultant etc?

    See for us, they put 4 students into nephrology - and then split the rest of our block in half - into endocrinology and gastroenterology. Lucky for me and another 3 students we arranged a week swap with the nephrology students otherwise wouldn't have done any renal until I graduate and renal disease is linked to every speciality. GP block next - not sure what to expect for that. Expect lots of history taking practise though yay.
    It's gonna be my first proper clinical rotation, so I'm not sure what to expect - I think we get a list of compulsory stuff - certain clinics, tutorials, theatre lists - and then a guide to what else is on that we could turn up to, but we get timetabled to be on GI for a week, say, and then a week of renal, so that all the students on one block aren't all in the same place. Attached to a ward not a consultant, I believe. Tho I'm sure TLP can correct me...
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    I was told recently that it's possible to sit the MRCS (Part A only) as a final year medical student, but I can't find anything on the Intercollegiate MRCS pages to suggest that this is right. Anyone know anything about this?
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    (Original post by Becca-Sarah)
    It's gonna be my first proper clinical rotation, so I'm not sure what to expect - I think we get a list of compulsory stuff - certain clinics, tutorials, theatre lists - and then a guide to what else is on that we could turn up to, but we get timetabled to be on GI for a week, say, and then a week of renal, so that all the students on one block aren't all in the same place. Attached to a ward not a consultant, I believe. Tho I'm sure TLP can correct me...
    Ooh thats going to be pretty exciting for your first clinical rotation, they have organised it pretty well! I think our renal swap is not goin to work out well as just been told renal consultants aren't keen and can't attend any of the renal clinics just wards. Hmm I do most of my learning from clinics as opposed to wards; think I'll just stick with a hepatology registrar I discovered last week. He was teaching me liver pathology with a map of venice; with gondolas as kuppfer cells. Pure genius haha

    Ooh I've just realised that the face next to our names (the green/blue one) is either asleep when offline or with the mouth open when online. I've never noticed that before...
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    Actually hating life atm. Exam on tuesday. feel like I know nothing (probs because I know nothing)
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    Boom; Fear
    bang on midnight as well
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    I haven't got OSCE fear, and it's on Tuesday.

    Though, we get station topics on Monday, so I'll probably get the fear when I get the email Monday morning. Then I'll be fearin' all day and won't be able to sleep. And I since I have to travel 40 miles to get to the hospital by 8:30AM, I'll be ****ed for sleep. I'm jealous of my friends that have their OSCE at like 3:00PM.
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    Just made a (preliminary!) decision not to intercalate. Hope this doesn't shoot me in the foot later on
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    (Original post by RollerBall)
    Anyone know of anyone who has done an internship in a bank in the summer while doing a medical degree? I'm pretty set on applying for one this September but I've only got a few months to get my **** sorted so wanted to see if I could find anyone who's done it before.
    I looked into it but discovered it's basically impossible (a number of my friends either work in IB or are doing internships) because well, you're going to have to come up with some pretty convincing bull**** reason as to why you are doing a medical degree when you want to go into banking and why, when you realised you want to do banking as a first year medic, you didn't try to change degree courses. Never mind the fact that it's reasonably difficult to get into when you're not at least in your penultimate year. And you'd have to spend all summer studying to make sure that you are somewhere near the knowledge that people who are studying maths, economics etc have.
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    (Original post by Becca-Sarah)
    I was told recently that it's possible to sit the MRCS (Part A only) as a final year medical student, but I can't find anything on the Intercollegiate MRCS pages to suggest that this is right. Anyone know anything about this?
    It's the first I've heard of that. Even the die-hard surgeons in my year only took part A as F1s.
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    (Original post by lekky)
    I looked into it but discovered it's basically impossible (a number of my friends either work in IB or are doing internships) because well, you're going to have to come up with some pretty convincing bull**** reason as to why you are doing a medical degree when you want to go into banking and why, when you realised you want to do banking as a first year medic, you didn't try to change degree courses. Never mind the fact that it's reasonably difficult to get into when you're not at least in your penultimate year. And you'd have to spend all summer studying to make sure that you are somewhere near the knowledge that people who are studying maths, economics etc have.
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    It's the first I've heard of that. Even the die-hard surgeons in my year only took part A as F1s.
    We had a ENT reg tell us that the MRCS and MRCP Part As were doable with finals knowledge with 'a bit of extra reading'. I suspect that it would be rather alot of extra work? He also said we should be doing courses, audits etc, very competitive...

    The cynical part of me thinks that audit is a brilliant way of roping some on the ball people in to do the donkey work for free.
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    AFAIK, you need to be qualified, but there are no time restrictions unlike the MRCP. There are a couple of people in my year who want to do it this September, but the last day to apply for this sitting is the afternoon we get our results :/
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    (Original post by visesh)
    AFAIK, you need to be qualified, but there are no time restrictions unlike the MRCP. There are a couple of people in my year who want to do it this September, but the last day to apply for this sitting is the afternoon we get our results :/
    Qualified as in all exams passed, or having graduated? Could you apply prior to exams/graduation and obviously forfeit your exam fee if you don't have your degree by the time of the MRCS exam?
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    (Original post by Wangers)
    We had a ENT reg tell us that the MRCS and MRCP Part As were doable with finals knowledge with 'a bit of extra reading'. I suspect that it would be rather alot of extra work? He also said we should be doing courses, audits etc, very competitive...

    The cynical part of me thinks that audit is a brilliant way of roping some on the ball people in to do the donkey work for free.
    It's not to do with the amount of knowledge; it's that you're not allowed to take it until qualified, to the best of my knowledge.
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    (Original post by lekky)
    I looked into it but discovered it's basically impossible (a number of my friends either work in IB or are doing internships) because well, you're going to have to come up with some pretty convincing bull**** reason as to why you are doing a medical degree when you want to go into banking and why, when you realised you want to do banking as a first year medic, you didn't try to change degree courses. Never mind the fact that it's reasonably difficult to get into when you're not at least in your penultimate year. And you'd have to spend all summer studying to make sure that you are somewhere near the knowledge that people who are studying maths, economics etc have.
    I see. Cheers for the heads up anyway.
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    (Original post by buzzcat)
    hah dude you're at Imperial, for the love of god don't do a humanity
    But I wanna
    I think it is just me getting fed up with any attempt to be competitive which if I do what I want now from what I can see isn't competitive...

    (Original post by Supermassive_muse_fan)
    I wanted to really reaaaaaaaaaaallly do philosophy at Kings for a year but decided that I'd probably forget a lot of medicine and that it wouldn't help much in terms of when applying for foundation/speciality jobs. What would a medical humanities entail though? Would it be like medical ethics?

    Hmm could have used multiquote...
    I want to look at doing something about death & autopsy if I can...
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    It's not to do with the amount of knowledge; it's that you're not allowed to take it until qualified, to the best of my knowledge.
    Yep, just read the MRCP site - compleation of F1 and you need your consultant/educational supervisor to back you.
 
 
 
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