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    2nd year with 2nd quartile marks. Worked hard but got very average marks but I guess everyone has their limits and I've reached my level.

    Where do I go from here and how can I get higher?? No idea.
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    (Original post by Mr Halpert)
    2nd year with 2nd quartile marks. Worked hard but got very average marks but I guess everyone has their limits and I've reached my level.

    Where do I go from here and how can I get higher?? No idea.
    Eh - what's wrong with 2nd quartile?

    You've scored better than half to 3/4 your year!
    It's where you want your doctor to come from according to my old tutor -
    they've got a life and don't live in the library - but still know their stuff.

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    (Original post by Philosoraptor)
    Eh - what's wrong with 2nd quartile?

    You've scored better than half to 3/4 your year!
    It's where you want your doctor to come from according to my old tutor -
    they've got a life and don't live in the library - but still know their stuff.

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    Well I've got a meeting with a head of year to talk about my essay writing style and made a meeting with my tutor to talk about how I can become more of a "hard scientist". Must iron this out before the BSC...in September
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    (Original post by Sarky)
    I passed finals woo hoo! I am now Dr Sarky

    How were yours?
    Congrats!

    Seemed to go ok - results on Tuesday :afraid:
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    (Original post by Hygeia)
    Congrats!

    Seemed to go ok - results on Tuesday :afraid:

    Good luck hun, waiting is the worst. It still hasn't sunk in for me yet!
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    I can't wait much longer at all. I've got another 175 hours to find out. The fact that I've finished hasn't sunk in yet...!
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    (Original post by visesh)
    I can't wait much longer at all. I've got another 175 hours to find out. The fact that I've finished hasn't sunk in yet...!
    Good luck
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    Results in half an hour...ish.

    :afraid:
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    Yessssss!!! Pass with merit!
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    (Original post by Kinkerz)
    My mate is involved in an evaluation of Keele's attendance policies and given that he knows I use this site, has asked me to post a question in this thread about other schools' attendance policies. If some of you could answer the following questions about your schools, that'd be awesome.

    A) Which sessions are compulsory? Tutorials and smaller group things, which are registered. Also any logbook sign ups like clinical skills, GP sessions/hospital sessions. Lectures, dissection and other larger group stuff is voluntary. After pre-clin years I'm not sure
    B) What happens if you miss a compulsory session? Nothing initially, they often forget to register anyway
    C) What happens if you continually miss compulsory sessions? E-mails from the head of year, then meetings with her if it keeps happening. This results in a record being made in your logbook and in their records. A couple of these and there'll be FtP meetings
    D) Do you feel the system is appropriate? I'd say so, impossible to keep a register on things like lectures, far too many of them. I guess you could register DR sessions though
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    (Original post by visesh)
    I can't wait much longer at all. I've got another 175 hours to find out. The fact that I've finished hasn't sunk in yet...!
    Is it a bit of an anti-climatic finish?

    Or really relieved to finish?
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    (Original post by Mushi_master)
    I'd recommend keeping out of the current medical students and doctors forum.
    +1 :yep:
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    (Original post by Sarky)
    I passed finals woo hoo! I am now Dr Sarky

    How were yours?
    Woo hoo indeed Dr Sarky! Well done!
    Happy with your F1 rotation? Where are you for it?

    (Original post by visesh)
    I can't wait much longer at all. I've got another 175 hours to find out. The fact that I've finished hasn't sunk in yet...!
    Ah, I know, tell me about it! I've got nearly two weeks to find out. I am so terrified it is unbelievable. Also, can't quite imagine where 5 years went!
    Good luck!
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    quick question guys if you'd be so nice!

    in a burns situation, I underestand water is loss and the patient becomes hypovolaemic and blood pressure goes down.

    but i don't understand if the patient becomes hypo- or hyper-natraemic. would the patient lose sodium or not? An essay marked correctly by the examiner said that hypernatramia is the correct answer but won't sodium be lost with the lost of water? or does the water evaporate and so leaves the sodium in the blood stream?

    I'd really appreciate any help.
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    (Original post by jamie.p)
    quick question guys if you'd be so nice!

    in a burns situation, I underestand water is loss and the patient becomes hypovolaemic and blood pressure goes down.

    but i don't understand if the patient becomes hypo- or hyper-natraemic. would the patient lose sodium or not? An essay marked correctly by the examiner said that hypernatramia is the correct answer but won't sodium be lost with the lost of water? or does the water evaporate and so leaves the sodium in the blood stream?

    I'd really appreciate any help.
    Well I know absolutely nothing, but I wrote up a patient case of drug induced hyponatraemia, and when it came to writing about other causes of hyponatraemia, burns was one of them :dontknow:
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    (Original post by jamie.p)
    quick question guys if you'd be so nice!

    in a burns situation, I underestand water is loss and the patient becomes hypovolaemic and blood pressure goes down.

    but i don't understand if the patient becomes hypo- or hyper-natraemic. would the patient lose sodium or not? An essay marked correctly by the examiner said that hypernatramia is the correct answer but won't sodium be lost with the lost of water? or does the water evaporate and so leaves the sodium in the blood stream?

    I'd really appreciate any help.
    I'm guessing hypernatraemia: with low blood pressure/volume Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system would kick in. angiotensin+aldosterone promote sodium reabsorption. Also in extreme situations of hypovolemia renal blood flow will be massively reduced and induce acute tubular necrosis which would mess up sodium regulation.
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    Congrats to you both!
    Thank you! Good luck with your exams
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    (Original post by Philosoraptor)
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    A bit of both to be honest. It's an odd feeling of loss mixed with joy!
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    Woo hoo indeed Dr Sarky! Well done!
    Happy with your F1 rotation? Where are you for it?



    Ah, I know, tell me about it! I've got nearly two weeks to find out. I am so terrified it is unbelievable. Also, can't quite imagine where 5 years went!
    Good luck!
    Good luck to you too! The exams have dragged on for just over 2 weeks and now it's just a question of playing the waiting game. There is a very real possibility that lots of us will have to retake some of the written papers given how tough they were, so it's definitely terrifying.
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    (Original post by Mushi_master)
    Really pleased, did work my arse of this year though! Big congrats to you too!
    Thank you! Would you recommend reading up on any scenarios/topics before second year starts, because I've heard next year is a huge step up!
 
 
 
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