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    (Original post by billet-doux)
    Thanks! Does the drawing and colouring in actually help?! I don't mean to sound like a cynic but that kind of thing doesn't usually help me learn
    With the anatomy colouring book, when you spend time colouring the anatomical word in a particular colour, and then the structure in that same colour, the two sort of stick.
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    (Original post by carcinoma)
    With the anatomy colouring book, when you spend time colouring the anatomical word in a particular colour, and then the structure in that same colour, the two sort of stick.
    Thank you! So is that this one on amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Netters-Anat.../dp/1416047026
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    (Original post by billet-doux)
    Thank you! So is that this one on amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Netters-Anat.../dp/1416047026
    I meant this Netter product http://www.netterpresenter.com/human...licenseid=1.50, which is essentially Netter's Atlas of Human Anatomy - 4th Edition


    As for the colouring book I have only ever used this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/080535086...l_1ls6lgucdm_e

    No idea what the netter one is like.
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    I have the Netter colouring book.


    It does the job :dontknow:
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    I'm completely thrown by the simplest of enrolment questions for intercalation:

    "Have you ever started a higher education course (i.e. above A level or equivalent) in the UK before, and if so did you attend this course for 6 months or more? This includes HNC, HND, Foundation, Cert HE and Dip HE courses, whether at a university or college."

    Does 3 years of undergrad medicine, not producing a qualification, count as a yes for this? :confused:
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    Curious as to what feedback other med schools get from OSCEs?

    At ours we literally just get a mark for each station, and only examiner comments if you fail the station (most of which are totally unhelpful).

    Massive hinderance to any improvement as theres some stations where you really don't know what more you could have done!
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    (Original post by edcourageous)
    Curious as to what feedback other med schools get from OSCEs?

    At ours we literally just get a mark for each station, and only examiner comments if you fail the station (most of which are totally unhelpful).

    Massive hinderance to any improvement as theres some stations where you really don't know what more you could have done!
    We get a pass mark/your mark/total mark for each station and then overall, and then what quartile we're in.

    We then get generalised feedback on what "students" did well and bad at for each station.

    So for example, blood pressure we might get "students were generally good at introducing themselves" and "students need to work on their explanations of the procedure" or something like that :dontknow:

    I don't know what you get back if you fail a station - I'm not sure if you get anything more specific/can get your individual mark scheme back.
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    (Original post by edcourageous)
    Curious as to what feedback other med schools get from OSCEs?

    At ours we literally just get a mark for each station, and only examiner comments if you fail the station (most of which are totally unhelpful).

    Massive hinderance to any improvement as theres some stations where you really don't know what more you could have done!
    Fail/Pass/Excellent for each station.

    Then a break down of high unsat, low unsat, sat, low exel, high exel for each skill they were testing, (e.g comms, professionalism, hand washing, the examination technique ect)

    Then anything you did well, badly and general feedback from the examiner.
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    (Original post by edcourageous)
    Curious as to what feedback other med schools get from OSCEs?

    At ours we literally just get a mark for each station, and only examiner comments if you fail the station (most of which are totally unhelpful).

    Massive hinderance to any improvement as theres some stations where you really don't know what more you could have done!
    We initially just get a pass/fail for the osce. Then a while later we get an email with a grade: A-F for each station. If we fail we have to meet up with the osce supervisor and get specific comments on each station.
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    11 days until I'm in Norwich, and 17 days until the course starts up again :dance: I am so fed up with summer :sigh:
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    Our OSCE feedback is reallllyyyyy crap (at least in preclin years). You just get told your overall average percentage over all the observed stations (and the emqs we do inbetween the observed stations). Just that one simple percentage telling you how well you did over absolutely everything. Its really bad actually. No breakdown between the EMQ stations and the actual observed stations, no breakdown between individual observed stations, NOTHING. Thats why I always try and glance at the marksheet as I leave the station in the exam - just tells me how well or bad I'm doingso far because I know they won't tell me in the end. Doing that tells me what stations I failed and which ones I passed - thats the only way to find out I suppose (or unless you had to resit it when I suppose they'd HAVE to tell you anyway). They say they'll try to improve it, but nothing has changed since we started them two years ago. Very annoying!!
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    (Original post by Becca-Sarah)
    I'm completely thrown by the simplest of enrolment questions for intercalation:

    "Have you ever started a higher education course (i.e. above A level or equivalent) in the UK before, and if so did you attend this course for 6 months or more? This includes HNC, HND, Foundation, Cert HE and Dip HE courses, whether at a university or college."

    Does 3 years of undergrad medicine, not producing a qualification, count as a yes for this? :confused:
    I would say so. It says start. Not finished.
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    (Original post by xXxBaby-BooxXx)
    11 days until I'm in Norwich, and 17 days until the course starts up again :dance: I am so fed up with summer :sigh:
    I start this week only had nearly three weeks off. Can swop holidays if you like i need more time off.
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    started last week!
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    (Original post by edcourageous)
    started last week!
    Why?

    How many weeks is the year subtract vacation time? How many weeks do you get off for Xmas, and Easter and any study weeks?

    Otherwise that is an excessively long academic year.
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    (Original post by xXxBaby-BooxXx)
    11 days until I'm in Norwich, and 17 days until the course starts up again :dance: I am so fed up with summer :sigh:
    Ill be back down south and really west in a week, and the course doesn't start for 3 weeks.

    But there is no way in hell i'm missing freshers fortnight. :cool:
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    I start back on friday for a fun filled day of health and safety talks and what not. Although we do get lunch on mdu/mps/wesleyan.
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    Medicine applications make me a little depressed haha

    It is so hard to get in now, I thought it was hard when I applied (both times), but now its just WOAHH.
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    (Original post by crazylemon)
    But you can choose not to buy contents insurance (I didn't this year) You agree terms with them.

    You cannot choose not to buy into NI. You are forced to buy in whether you like it or not.
    You do realise NI is not a dedicated pot of money that goes solely to the NHS? In reality, it's just another method of taxation that all goes into a big pot. You are in essence objecting to taxation, which if you are healthy, you do not use. The NHS model is about pooling risk and resources, but that does to an extent rely on some responsible behaviour. I think it is worth thinking about how to incentivise people to take more interest in their own health - with an aging population, we cannot just let people think - oh the NHS is a magic button that will fix all, there simply isn't the resources.
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    (Original post by Phryx)
    I start back on friday for a fun filled day of health and safety talks and what not. Although we do get lunch on mdu/mps/wesleyan.

    Wesleyan amuse me they wanted over £100 per month from me. I do not understand the point in that and why they keep sending them constantly into lectures it boardering on annoying!!
 
 
 
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