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    (Original post by lekky)
    Yes, you are weird I don't want any 5am wake up calls! everyone just looked at me in shock. It's literally SO much smaller but oh my god I don't even care I want to be able to sleep. Every car going past vibrates around my ears, damn my rural upbringing!
    Haha I can't help it, ever since I read "Postmortem" like 8 years ago I've been scared a murderous rapist might climb through my (4th floor...yeahh right) window and somehow traffic and general street noise makes it all better. :P Other than those annoying school kids who think shouting around until 3am since they're on summer break already is a good idea...grr.

    My boyfriend's parents' house is in a sort of rural setting, I can hear teh cows when I stay there. Scarier than traffic! :P
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    Finance problem hopefully solved. Amazing how nice they are when you start your telephone call with the words formal complaint.
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    (Original post by ilovehotchocolate)
    Finance problem hopefully solved. Amazing how nice they are when you start your telephone call with the words formal complaint.
    I threatened to call them every day. Amazingly they found my stuff
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    I suck at sounding evil over the phone.
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    (Original post by carcinoma)
    At Peninsula they have started getting those who are intercalating to participate in the progress tests alongside the rest of the curriculum so that their BMBS knowledge stays to a standard suitable to enter 5th year.
    Ouch, that's harsh! I haven't heard about this, is it new for those intercalating in September? Do they have to pass? I think that would be really disruptive.
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    (Original post by mrs_bellamy)
    Ouch, that's harsh! I haven't heard about this, is it new for those intercalating in September? Do they have to pass? I think that would be really disruptive.
    Well those who just finished intercalating had to sit the final AMK, and they next set have to sit it also.

    I'm assuming that they may extend this to all four, if it proves to be useful.
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    (Original post by carcinoma)
    Well those who just finished intercalating had to sit the final AMK, and they next set have to sit it also.

    I'm assuming that they may extend this to all four, if it proves to be useful.
    Sitting the final one formatively would be useful, for people to see how much they've forgotten and how they compare to their new year group, so they can revise a bit over the summer if necessary. I think they also have to do a formative ISCE before they start, to check their clinical skills. Having to do all 4 AMKs would be really disruptive to their other course I think, particularly for people doing quite unrelated subjects (people have done music/statistic/international relations) or those who are intercalating externally.
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    (Original post by lekky)
    really pissed off with glasgows 'no external intercalation' policy right now. grrrrr. so ridiculous and (I think) the only med school in the UK to have this policy
    Cambridge certainly doesnt let you either - i dont think oxford does either
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    (Original post by Elles)
    How have people done their A&E clinical attachments...?

    Because currently have students in A&E makes my day much worse & I usually love teaching. :bawling: There isn't really a plan for them - they seem to just be told to attach themselves to someone (usually an FY2) but then they don't really shadow they want to see patients... which is fine.

    But then I have to juggle more patients with my patients - it builds in delays while I'm multitasking & I'm not sure their clerking saves anytime as the quality isn't great (i.e. missing fairly obvious Qs, not pushing for a repeat prescription list & doing a proper drug history or even doing any attempt at examination because for some reason things are difficult so they can't do it... I'm obviously trying to train them up on these things!).
    & then I get even later trying to through in teaching points too.
    & then if I've redone the clerking sometimes need to run it by a middlegrade/consultant anyway.
    & then they ask if they can go for lunch because it's lunchtime when i haven't PUd all day & feel like I'm about to have a hypo!
    Not that I remember that much of A&E but I think we presented to SpRs and Consultants only to speed things along?

    Getting people to do practical procedures is easy - if there's something to be done then I'll happily find (& supervise ) a student to do it if they've done it on a mannekin (sometimes they haven't?! Weird), can talk me through it & patient is happy... it's the seeing patients part that stresses me out & I want to be welcomming & helpful but it's making me a grump.

    What have people found helpful as a way to learn in A&E?
    House of god rule #11 - show me a medical student who only triples my work and i will kiss his feet.
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    (Original post by Captain Crash)
    Cambridge certainly doesnt let you either - i dont think oxford does either
    But you get to move for clinical!
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    (Original post by lekky)
    But you get to move for clinical!
    Surely they will let you intercalate externally if it is a course that is not done at Glasgow and you can show how it will benefit your career/rest of your degree?
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    (Original post by carcinoma)
    Surely they will let you intercalate externally if it is a course that is not done at Glasgow and you can show how it will benefit your career/rest of your degree?
    Not currently, AFAIK. Any good ideas on how I can start challenging this?
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    (Original post by lekky)
    Not currently, AFAIK. Any good ideas on how I can start challenging this?
    Fight the power! :p:p
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    (Original post by lekky)
    Not currently, AFAIK. Any good ideas on how I can start challenging this?
    A few years ago Peninsula only allowed people to intercalate at UoP or Exeter or London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

    But they did allow people to "demonstrate that there is a specific course that is not available within the two Universities and that would appropriately enhance their learning, the School may permit a few such exceptional intercalations. If you wish to explore this option, please discuss with the Chairman of the Intercalated Degrees Committee."

    So now you can pretty much Intercalate anywhere.

    So I would suggest talking to the Lead of Intercalation at Glasgow, or look at the most current Info for intercalation.
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    (Original post by lekky)
    But you get to move for clinical!
    True, but surely the point about moving away for intercalation should be for opportunities not available at your home medical school. As others have mentioned, this may be Glasgow's reasoning and it would probably require proof on your part to show that isn't the case.
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    (Original post by Captain Crash)
    True, but surely the point about moving away for intercalation should be for opportunities not available at your home medical school. As others have mentioned, this may be Glasgow's reasoning and it would probably require proof on your part to show that isn't the case.
    Glasgow's choice is somewhat limited especially in comparison to some of the more specialised degrees.

    For me, it would also be the opportunity to study in another University in another part of the country. Apologies if that's not the 'right' one
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    (Original post by Captain Crash)
    True, but surely the point about moving away for intercalation should be for opportunities not available at your home medical school. As others have mentioned, this may be Glasgow's reasoning and it would probably require proof on your part to show that isn't the case.
    Just say that you like the girls in the place you want to intercalate to a la Human Right's Act - Right to family.

    Cheers for the chocolates you left in the cupboards. Is yummy.
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    (Original post by lekky)
    Glasgow's choice is somewhat limited especially in comparison to some of the more specialised degrees.

    For me, it would also be the opportunity to study in another University in another part of the country. Apologies if that's not the 'right' one
    I'm not making any judgments on the reasons to intercalate - just what the medical schools consider the right one.
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    (Original post by GH)
    Cheers for the chocolates you left in the cupboards. Is yummy.
    You ate all 5 200g bars of Sainsbury's Basic Chocolate?
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    (Original post by Captain Crash)
    You ate all 5 200g bars of Sainsbury's Basic Chocolate?
    Haha, after 2 bars it actually starts to taste good
 
 
 
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