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    I'm still traumatised by the old man with no pants on in my 4th year vascular station.

    And in finals the knee exam patient essentially telling me I was too fat to be sitting on his foot.
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    I'm still traumatised by the old man with no pants on in my 4th year vascular station.
    For me it was the man who had rolled over & assumed the left lateral PR position in one deft move whilst I did my spiel about 'for completion, I would also like to...'



    & :hello: how go things?
    I've just had 7 days off, don't want to go back to work tomorrow!
    & am currently way too fat to be sitting on anyone's foot...damn French food/holiday feeling.
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    (Original post by crazylemon)
    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...



    I want to look at doing something about death & autopsy if I can...
    Sorry dude I take it back, definitely do what you wanna do in life!

    Hit up my personal tutor Mike Osborn, think he works in histopath at Mary's, did Autopsy lectures in yr1, a very nice and approachable guy.
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    (Original post by buzzcat)
    Sorry dude I take it back, definitely do what you wanna do in life!

    Hit up my personal tutor Mike Osborn, think he works in histopath at Mary's, did Autopsy lectures in yr1, a very nice and approachable guy.
    You know what my current plan is with work after uni. I just don't think it needs research :p:

    Oh he is awesome. Although he horrified some people in my year with his suicide pictures...
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    Every year I leave revision quite late and cram in as I don't want to start too early and forget stuff/peak too soon. Decided to do the same this year and now I'm kinda worried I won't even finish revising everything in time for exams. :eek:

    Doesn't help that I failed 2 out of 10 mock osce stations yesterday too, which means I have to spend more time going over that too. Arghh.
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    Revision :bawling:
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    Boom! One down, three to go.
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    I don't know why I bother sometimes. I worked really hard on a piece of work when a load of other things were happening that I would have rather been focusing on. I got it back today. No merits. What was the point?
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    First written paper down, 2 to go. Was quite painful - the extended matching questions were just ridiculous.
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    (Original post by Lantana)
    I don't know why I bother sometimes. I worked really hard on a piece of work when a load of other things were happening that I would have rather been focusing on. I got it back today. No merits. What was the point?
    Know the feeling. Got a satisfactory instead of an excellent for a Professional Development assessment because...... I didn't smile enough. The rest of the report about me was glowing. That was the only thing she could find to fault. TBH, she wasn't a smiley person herself. Not really one you felt you could relax around, especially in the knowledge she was going to be PPD judgeing us. She was either teaching us so I was concentrating to keep up, seeing patients in front of us (it's not really appropriate to smile at hideous, disfiguring acne or widespread ezcema), or telling us to work harder. What in the hell do you have to do to get an excellent?!
    These things are sent to try us. At least it's a pass.
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    I don't even know why i'm bothering to revise for this exam, I'm blatantly going to ace it anyway. I feel sorry for the rest of you guys though, i forget others have such limitations.
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    (Original post by Isometrix)
    I don't even know why i'm bothering to revise for this exam, I'm blatantly going to ace it anyway. I feel sorry for the rest of you guys though, i forget others have such limitations.
    You've even got humility covered too
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    spent the last 10 minutes learning the words to modern major general...very important stuff...
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    I'm still traumatised by the old man with no pants on in my 4th year vascular station.

    And in finals the knee exam patient essentially telling me I was too fat to be sitting on his foot.
    Did he have a popliteal aneurysm? :p:
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    (Original post by visesh)
    Did he have a popliteal aneurysm? :p:
    I felt a AAA today, actually knew what I was doing this time, isn't it joyous when that happens?
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    (Original post by Wangers)
    I felt a AAA today, actually knew what I was doing this time, isn't it joyous when that happens?
    Don't poke it too hard... (and yes!)
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    (Original post by Isometrix)
    I don't even know why i'm bothering to revise for this exam, I'm blatantly going to ace it anyway. I feel sorry for the rest of you guys though, i forget others have such limitations.
    There's a guy in my flat who actually speaks like this

    He's actually a nice bloke usually as well.
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    (Original post by Mushi_master)
    Everyone said the same about paper 2 last year, so don't worry about it! People still managed to pass. Hope the other papers weren't so traumatic.

    It went rather well I reckon, can't think of that many things I could have lost too many marks on. Probably said a couple of stupid things due to nerves and in hindsight there were things I could have done better - but that's the nature of OSCEs I suppose.
    Fingers crossed! Ah yep I suppose that's just what OSCEs are like, I'm sure you did well. Good luck for the written papers
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    (Original post by billet-doux)
    Fingers crossed! Ah yep I suppose that's just what OSCEs are like, I'm sure you did well. Good luck for the written papers
    Yesterday's paper was ming! All 25 extended matching questions were just a fail. Here's hoping the other two are a little better (neuro and genetics/infections so I doubt it!). Feeling good now it's all done with?
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    Todays paper was disgusting

    I'm pretty sure they designed that with the pure intention to fail half our year. They asked the most bull**** stuff. Five marks on water content in the body (a single lecture) and about three marks worth on immunology (about a weeks worth of lectures).

    To make it just a little better, I've now got an email saying I have to submit a referenced 2k word essay by the 31st. My exams don't even finish till the 27th. I've just sent them an email politely telling them to **** off and that it'll be submitted by the resit board as the time frame given is completely unreasonable. The essays required for the same SSC in February were given almost two weeks of bog standard lecture (no exams) to finish it in. I asked them for titles about two weeks ago when I found out I needed to do one.

    Tossers.
 
 
 
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