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    (Original post by Fission_Mailed)
    Do they let you do that? We aren't allowed to retake to improve grades, only to pass.
    Yeah, they do (I'm not studying in the UK, though!) - we're allowed one retake to try and improve an exam result, and the final grade is whichever the best result was (which is pretty good); the only difference is that sometimes it's, say, an oral exam with your tutor and the Head of that subject/department instead of the usual written paper and/or OSCE. And I'm too knackered to face the Head of Surgery this semester! :P
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    (Original post by Skwee)
    ...amagawd I'm now officially a finalist! *weeps in joy*
    Congratulations!

    ... me too! :banana: Can't quite decide whether to celebrate or panic...
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    Anyone know if you can do academic medicine outside of london/the big deaneries?

    I'd quite like to move down to the coast and out of London, somewhere like Dorset or Brighton, maybe Bristol - would it still be possible to pursue academic medicine at a DG there?

    Thank you
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    (Original post by buzzcat)
    Anyone know if you can do academic medicine outside of london/the big deaneries?

    I'd quite like to move down to the coast and out of London, somewhere like Dorset or Brighton, maybe Bristol - would it still be possible to pursue academic medicine at a DG there?

    Thank you
    http://www.stfs.org.uk/tfs-academic-...nt#attachments has info on the academic programme for the Thames Foundation School - if you check out the attachments at the bottom there's an Excel spreadsheet with all the posts available this year, including which hospitals they're in. Includes Brighton.

    I would imagine the various other foundation schools in the country will probably have something similar, if you check out their websites?
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    (Original post by Syncope)
    http://www.stfs.org.uk/tfs-academic-...nt#attachments has info on the academic programme for the Thames Foundation School - if you check out the attachments at the bottom there's an Excel spreadsheet with all the posts available this year, including which hospitals they're in. Includes Brighton.

    I would imagine the various other foundation schools in the country will probably have something similar, if you check out their websites?
    Great thanks for the info.

    One more question if you don't mind - do you know if you have to do your project in the rotation that you are in at the time of the research 4m period?
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    (Original post by buzzcat)
    Great thanks for the info.

    One more question if you don't mind - do you know if you have to do your project in the rotation that you are in at the time of the research 4m period?
    No idea, I'm afraid - that said, not all the programmes have the research period built into a single 4/12 block, some of them have it running throughout the year in 'protected time' each week. Don't know how common that is, though.
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    (Original post by Syncope)
    No idea, I'm afraid - that said, not all the programmes have the research period built into a single 4/12 block, some of them have it running throughout the year in 'protected time' each week. Don't know how common that is, though.
    Ok thanks anyways. ps are you aware of musical syncopation?
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    (Original post by malaz_197)
    4 days until freedom... I can't bloody wait! I think George's breaks the record for the longest third year there is
    Jeez, that is LATE! When do you go back for fourth year? I'd be pissed if my year extended much past the start of June, nevermind encroached the start of August.
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    (Original post by RollerBall)
    Jeez, that is LATE! When do you go back for fourth year? I'd be pissed if my year extended much past the start of June, nevermind encroached the start of August.
    UEA's 2nd, 3rd and 4th years (if you include the elective as part of 4th year) don't finish until around this time :dontknow:
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    (Original post by xXxBaby-BooxXx)
    UEA's 2nd, 3rd and 4th years (if you include the elective as part of 4th year) don't finish until around this time :dontknow:
    That sucks. I'm pretty glad our years stay similarish to other university courses. At least for the first few years.
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    I look at my 3 x 8 week terms plus 5 weeks off for Christmas and 4 weeks off for Easter for my first three years and laugh at you all.
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    (Original post by visesh)
    I look at my 3 x 8 week terms plus 5 weeks off for Christmas and 4 weeks off for Easter for my first three years and laugh at you all.
    To be fair I actually prefer being at uni than home, so I don't really mind :p:
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    (Original post by xXxBaby-BooxXx)
    To be fair I actually prefer being at uni than home, so I don't really mind :p:
    I currently miss medicine. There are only so many trashy novels to read before I may start to miss K&C...
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    (Original post by Syncope)
    Congratulations!

    ... me too! :banana: Can't quite decide whether to celebrate or panic...
    Both!!!

    Hmm so, any "recommended reading" suggestions? Medical ones I mean... I've already stocked up on the non-medical stuff for summer (got a few books from the "A Song of Ice and Fire" saga so that should keep me well entertained...), but I want some bits and bobs to keep occupied next year as for most of the year I'll be in placements far away from friends and family! :P
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    Cancelled my plans for tonight to go for a meal with my family. Now I am staring at an empty blister pack of loperamide and cursing the process of natural selection (or god, if you're into all that) that made me.
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    (Original post by Fission_Mailed)
    Cancelled my plans for tonight to go for a meal with my family. Now I am staring at an empty blister pack of loperamide and cursing the process of natural selection (or god, if you're into all that) that made me.
    Lolzperamide!
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    (Original post by Skwee)
    Lolzperamide!
    There is nothing funny whatsoever about my current condition. I need to drink quite a lot of water and go to bed.
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    (Original post by Fission_Mailed)
    There is nothing funny whatsoever about my current condition. I need to drink quite a lot of water and go to bed.
    Well, last time I needed some medication of that sort, I was camping with my two bff and, well, we had to move our sleeping bags to the ladies' toilets... ohh the memories, ever so fresh!
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    :woo: Finished 1st year, I'm now a 3rd year.

    (Original post by Philosoraptor)
    Did you miss me? :p: Back from Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt very brown - and after some nice diving

    I'm sad it's so cold here

    Anyone else going away
    Am so jealous

    (Original post by Dr. Hannibal Lecter)
    TSR is full of the med school geeks!
    All year I see complaints of procrastination/drinking/scraping through, then come results time the pages are filled with top percentile scores/distinctions/merits!

    :p:
    Not me, I only got a pass.

    (Original post by Isometrix)
    I know, makes me feel
    :jumphug:

    (Original post by visesh)
    I look at my 3 x 8 week terms plus 5 weeks off for Christmas and 4 weeks off for Easter for my first three years and laugh at you all.
    :unimpressed:
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    (Original post by Lantana)
    :woo: Finished 1st year, I'm now a 3rd year.
    Something just doesn't quite fit into place here :holmes:
 
 
 
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