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    (Original post by futuremedic19)
    Your very welcome, it's a pleasure to help especially since I know how horrible and anxious interview preparation can be. Just remember to keep your answers simple,personal and natural.

    I'm a 1st year medic at Cardiff. Please don't be afraid to ask anything else
    Good luck
    Oh that's brilliant! Congratulations on getting in. Yes, that's so true. Interview prep is just horrendous at times. Thanks!

    Thank you for that!
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    (Original post by Azula)
    In terms of keeping up with medicine in the news, would reading the medicine section on the guardian website be enough? Thanks
    I'd like to know this too, although I read the bbc news health section (health, NHS, medicine sections) instead


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    (Original post by Bloom77)
    Your blogs isn't working


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    (Original post by The Medic Portal)
    Hi again,

    Our blogs are up and running - click here!

    Let us know if you need anything else,

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    do you have any info about cardiff interviews?
    thanks
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    Has anyone heard back from Exeter after their interviews about offers/rejections?
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    (Original post by ilovecake123)
    do you have any info about cardiff interviews?
    thanks
    Hi there,

    Regarding Cardiff Medicine interview, we found both the frequently asked questions page useful for broad information about the interview.

    If you scroll down to the question 11, "Will I have to attend an interview and, if so, what can I expect?" it says that:

    "You will be interviewed by a panel of 2 or 3 people, at least one of whom is medically qualified. We aim to have a current Year 4 medical student on each panel.

    Interviews generally last 20 minutes. They provide a chance for us to explore your personal statement in greater detail and give you the chance to expand further on your experiences."

    This is further elaborated on this page of the website.

    It says the following:

    "All applicants are expected to demonstrate, through both their personal statement and at their interview, evidence of:
    -Motivation and interest in studying Medicine
    -Understanding the demands of Medical training
    -A caring ethos and sense of social awareness and responsibility
    -Evidence of a balanced approach to life
    -Interpersonal and communication skills".

    So make sure you practice answering the more traditional style of question (see our free interview question bank!)!

    We hope this helps & good luck!

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    Do people reckon that questions about the junior doctor contracts/strikes will come up in interview, or is that a forbidden topic of interview discussion?
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    (Original post by misstac)
    is that a forbidden topic of interview discussion?
    What makes you think that it will be?
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    (Original post by usycool1)
    What makes you think that it will be?
    there was absolutely no mention of it in my interview before christmas, so i was just wondering before the next one!
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    (Original post by misstac)
    there was absolutely no mention of it in my interview before christmas, so i was just wondering before the next one!
    Hi there,

    Always best to stay informed on it just in case! Check out these links:

    BBC

    Guardian

    Telegraph (this links to the general 'Health' section, which has lots of useful articles on the Junior Doctors Strike news.)

    If you are researching the Junior Doctors Strike, try and read a number of different sources to ensure that you have a well-rounded point of view!

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    (Original post by Azula)
    In terms of keeping up with medicine in the news, would reading the medicine section on the guardian website be enough? Thanks
    (Original post by Bloom77)
    I'd like to know this too, although I read the bbc news health section (health, NHS, medicine sections) instead


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    Definitely a good start! I would without doubt recommend NHS Behind The Headlines which is the official NHS response to news articles and they demystify/debunk stories and give the plain facts.


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    Hey guys!😊
    Does anyone have information about KCL interviews? Like generally what type of questions are asked and what the process is?
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    (Original post by Cpie21)
    Hey guys!😊
    Does anyone have information about KCL interviews? Like generally what type of questions are asked and what the process is?
    Sorry, they make you sign an non-disclosure agreement on the day, so we're not allowed to talk about it :/
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    (Original post by Clunkles)
    Sorry, they make you sign an non-disclosure agreement on the day, so we're not allowed to talk about it :/
    Sorry I worded that wrong.. i didnt mean i want to know the exact questions i meant as in are the questions more focused on you as an individual or are they more related to whether youre upto date with medicine news & about the uni etc.. are there ethical scenarios too?
    I hope that makes sense haha
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    (Original post by Cpie21)
    Sorry I worded that wrong.. i didnt mean i want to know the exact questions i meant as in are the questions more focused on you as an individual or are they more related to whether youre upto date with medicine news & about the uni etc.. are there ethical scenarios too?
    I hope that makes sense haha
    That's covered by the NDA too
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    Hey guys, I've recently received an interview for Nottingham Medicine and was wondering how to prepare for this.
    Thank you
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    (Original post by sugarmelodies)
    Anyone able to help with this ethical scenario??

    "You are a genetic counsellor. One of your clients, Linda, hada boy with a genetic defect that may have a high recurrence risk, meaning hersubsequent pregnancies has a high chance of being affected by the same defect.You offered genetic testing of Linda, her husband, and their son to find outmore about their disease, to which everyone agreed. The result showed thatneither Linda nor her husband carry the mutation, while the boy inherited themutation on a paternal chromosome that did not come from Linda's husband. Inother words, the boy's biological father is someone else, who is unaware thathe carries the mutation. You suspect that Linda nor her husband are aware ofthis non-paternity. How would you disclose the results of this genetic analysisto Linda and her family? What principles and who do you have to take into considerationin this case?"

    Should the information only be revealed to Linda or both her and her husband, since they have both given consent for the genetic test?
    Linda is your 'client' (patient), and she has a right to confidentiality (ethical principle of autonomy). You'd have to discuss with her whether she wants the information to be revealed to her husband or not.

    I don't know how the other 3 principles play into this. I think justice does, because you withholding the information may mean that the actual father of Linda's child potentially continues to father children who may inherit the defective allele (so he and his other partners have a right to know).
    Beneficence + non-maleficence: telling Linda's husband: you're neither doing anything good to her, and actually you may cause her harm in another way (how would Linda's husband react? etc.)

    Thoughts?
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    Hi! does anyone know anything about the MMi system in Queen Belfast?
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