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    My sleep patterns are so messed up.

    Can't sleep until c. 5am and can't wake up until 2, 3, even 4pm FML.

    This has been going on for weeks. I thought I could solve it by staying awake the whole day instead of trying to sleep in the wee hours, but I just ended up sleeping even more afterwards.

    My friends are just like "sleep less" and I can't make myself.

    I missed a compulsory class today (where I was meant to sign in) because I was just dead asleep
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    (Original post by No Future)
    My sleep patterns are so messed up.

    Can't sleep until c. 5am and can't wake up until 2, 3, even 4pm FML.

    This has been going on for weeks. I thought I could solve it by staying awake the whole day instead of trying to sleep in the wee hours, but I just ended up sleeping even more afterwards.

    My friends are just like "sleep less" and I can't make myself.

    I missed a compulsory class today (where I was meant to sign in) because I was just dead asleep
    that sucks, I'm a bit like that - or have been for the past week or so, and if I continued to let my patterns slide I could easily end up in the same situation as yourself! It's not about sleeping less it's about setting up a bedtime routine and sticking to it. force yourself to wake up an hour earlier and go to bed an hour earlier until it gets back again. And even if you're not going to actually sleep, do all the things you'd usually do and lie in bed, in the dark.

    that's my two pence anyway
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    Aw ****. I was doing leg raised press ups - tried to beat my max reps, got a shooting pain in my right tricep, buckled and smashed my face on the floor. Kept going with a nosebleed, beat my max and then some. BLOOD EVERYWHERE.
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    Aww bless them then - yeah the face mask does help stop spread respiratory tract infections - stopping the droplet spread - it's been shown in e.g. swine flu to work, it just sadly doesn't stop a non infected person getting it haha
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    1 more exam tomorrow. swear the school is out there to fail us. talk about traumatizing.
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    (Original post by Philosoraptor)
    OSCE ovahhhhhhhh - find out results tomorrow - efficiency eh :O
    Good luck for tomorrow that's pretty quick!

    (Original post by Lantana)

    Sounds horrible if you don't like your group!
    I think its a good exercise to develop good teamwork skills as you cannot choose your colleagues when you do graduate, but its right pain when people don't pull their weight - luckily I had a lovely group and we all helped each other out as each person was good at different things.

    But... someone in another group asked to be changed from her group a number of times (she was a bit arrogant I hear but I don't know the full story - said she didn't feel her group were pulling their weight ). So unfortunately there are issues... but the medical school only lets you change in extuenuating circumstances and either way it still looks bad on you as a student.


    Woke up an hour ago why do I do this to myself :/ got to be in early tomorrow as well....
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    (Original post by Becca-Sarah)
    Do Engineering and get 3 days a week off
    Or the whole of term 2 off

    excluding labs :sigh:
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    Anatomy of the mouth is probably the most boring thing I've ever had to study. Along with histology. I think histology of the mouth would make me top myself.
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    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
    Anatomy of the mouth is probably the most boring thing I've ever had to study. Along with histology. I think histology of the mouth would make me top myself.
    Technically cytology rather than histology, but you must have heard the apocryphal cheek swab story...?
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    Technically cytology rather than histology, but you must have heard the apocryphal cheek swab story...?
    Nope. Do tell.
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    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
    Anatomy of the mouth is probably the most boring thing I've ever had to study. Along with histology. I think histology of the mouth would make me top myself.
    I think I actually enjoy histology. Maybe. Doing the GI tract and all the histology there is quite interesting, but saying that histology of the cervix and vagina was pretty dull... you win some you lose some.
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    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
    Nope. Do tell.
    This is a story which always happened to a friend of a friend/someone in the other histology group (our histo labs weren't big enough for everyone so practicals are split over several sessions on different days). Sometimes it was a Natsci rather than a medic, as a lot of our early practicals are the same.

    So, one of the first practicals we used to do was putting a cheek swab on a microscope slide, staining it up and having a look, just to get used to the microscope and basic cell structure etc. The story goes that one girl saw some unusual looking cells on her slide, so she called over another student to look at them. They didn't know what it was either, so in the end there are quite a few students looking at this girl's odd slide, and the demonstrator comes over to see if they can help out. They have a quick look down the microscope and simply say "Ah yes. Sperm cells."

    Cue much embarrassment for poor girl concerned, and lots of hilarity and "liquid lunch" jokes for everyone else.
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    This is a story which always happened to a friend of a friend/someone in the other histology group (our histo labs weren't big enough for everyone so practicals are split over several sessions on different days). Sometimes it was a Natsci rather than a medic, as a lot of our early practicals are the same.

    So, one of the first practicals we used to do was putting a cheek swab on a microscope slide, staining it up and having a look, just to get used to the microscope and basic cell structure etc. The story goes that one girl saw some unusual looking cells on her slide, so she called over another student to look at them. They didn't know what it was either, so in the end there are quite a few students looking at this girl's odd slide, and the demonstrator comes over to see if they can help out. They have a quick look down the microscope and simply say "Ah yes. Sperm cells."

    Cue much embarrassment for poor girl concerned, and lots of hilarity and "liquid lunch" jokes for everyone else.
    :rofl:

    Haha, ah yeah I think I've heard this in some form or another.
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    This is a story which always happened to a friend of a friend/someone in the other histology group (our histo labs weren't big enough for everyone so practicals are split over several sessions on different days). Sometimes it was a Natsci rather than a medic, as a lot of our early practicals are the same.

    So, one of the first practicals we used to do was putting a cheek swab on a microscope slide, staining it up and having a look, just to get used to the microscope and basic cell structure etc. The story goes that one girl saw some unusual looking cells on her slide, so she called over another student to look at them. They didn't know what it was either, so in the end there are quite a few students looking at this girl's odd slide, and the demonstrator comes over to see if they can help out. They have a quick look down the microscope and simply say "Ah yes. Sperm cells."

    Cue much embarrassment for poor girl concerned, and lots of hilarity and "liquid lunch" jokes for everyone else.
    That's brilliant.
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    asif007 I attended an Ace Medicine interview preparation course back in November 2010 and found it immensely useful. They give you a booklet full of information and tips, which I found very helpful in the run-up to my interview. A plus point is that they also collect questions specific to medical schools (although they haven't included all schools), so depending on which university you've applied to, it should be really useful.

    They only thing they don't focus on so much is one-to-one interview practice, so I would suggest you do a lot more preparation in addition to attending the course. They have a good range of lecturers from some of the top medical schools (eg. UCL and Imperial) so there is a lot of information to take home, but it's not exhaustive.

    Also, I would recommend you to go with at least 2 other friends applying for Medicine - if you book in a group of 3 or more, you pay £100 each for the 2-day course instead of £130. I'll admit it's not the best price, but definitely worth the money.

    Hope that helps.
    So, you pay a ridiculous amount of money to go on an interview prep course that dosn't do interviews?? And then you have to do more work? You couldn't make this up, could you?

    I might go and start up one of these companies...

    See post above - Shall we start up a company, rent a seminar room and talk about how to do interviews? £100/20people = profit. Who's with me?
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    (Original post by Wangers)
    asif007 I attended an Ace Medicine interview preparation course back in November 2010 and found it immensely useful. They give you a booklet full of information and tips, which I found very helpful in the run-up to my interview. A plus point is that they also collect questions specific to medical schools (although they haven't included all schools), so depending on which university you've applied to, it should be really useful.

    They only thing they don't focus on so much is one-to-one interview practice, so I would suggest you do a lot more preparation in addition to attending the course. They have a good range of lecturers from some of the top medical schools (eg. UCL and Imperial) so there is a lot of information to take home, but it's not exhaustive.

    Also, I would recommend you to go with at least 2 other friends applying for Medicine - if you book in a group of 3 or more, you pay £100 each for the 2-day course instead of £130. I'll admit it's not the best price, but definitely worth the money.

    Hope that helps.
    So, you pay a ridiculous amount of money to go on an interview prep course that dosn't do interviews?? And then you have to do more work? You couldn't make this up, could you?

    I might go and start up one of these companies...

    See post above - Shall we start up a company, rent a seminar room and talk about how to do interviews? £100/20people = profit. Who's with me?
    I'm in! The ridiculous thing is we'd have loads of people come...
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    (Original post by Wangers)
    asif007 I attended an Ace Medicine interview preparation course back in November 2010 and found it immensely useful. They give you a booklet full of information and tips, which I found very helpful in the run-up to my interview. A plus point is that they also collect questions specific to medical schools (although they haven't included all schools), so depending on which university you've applied to, it should be really useful.

    They only thing they don't focus on so much is one-to-one interview practice, so I would suggest you do a lot more preparation in addition to attending the course. They have a good range of lecturers from some of the top medical schools (eg. UCL and Imperial) so there is a lot of information to take home, but it's not exhaustive.

    Also, I would recommend you to go with at least 2 other friends applying for Medicine - if you book in a group of 3 or more, you pay £100 each for the 2-day course instead of £130. I'll admit it's not the best price, but definitely worth the money.

    Hope that helps.
    So, you pay a ridiculous amount of money to go on an interview prep course that dosn't do interviews?? And then you have to do more work? You couldn't make this up, could you?

    I might go and start up one of these companies...

    See post above - Shall we start up a company, rent a seminar room and talk about how to do interviews? £100/20people = profit. Who's with me?
    I'm in. And here I was considering offering my services to my school or free.
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    (Original post by Philosoraptor)
    I'm in! The ridiculous thing is we'd have loads of people come...

    (Original post by crazylemon)
    I'm in. And here I was considering offering my services to my school or free.

    (Original post by Wangers)
    asif007 I attended an Ace Medicine interview preparation course back in November 2010 and found it immensely useful. They give you a booklet full of information and tips, which I found very helpful in the run-up to my interview. A plus point is that they also collect questions specific to medical schools (although they haven't included all schools), so depending on which university you've applied to, it should be really useful.

    They only thing they don't focus on so much is one-to-one interview practice, so I would suggest you do a lot more preparation in addition to attending the course. They have a good range of lecturers from some of the top medical schools (eg. UCL and Imperial) so there is a lot of information to take home, but it's not exhaustive.

    Also, I would recommend you to go with at least 2 other friends applying for Medicine - if you book in a group of 3 or more, you pay £100 each for the 2-day course instead of £130. I'll admit it's not the best price, but definitely worth the money.

    Hope that helps.
    So, you pay a ridiculous amount of money to go on an interview prep course that dosn't do interviews?? And then you have to do more work? You couldn't make this up, could you?

    I might go and start up one of these companies...

    See post above - Shall we start up a company, rent a seminar room and talk about how to do interviews? £100/20people = profit. Who's with me?

    I need to find something else to do with my life now.
    Count me in!
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    (Original post by fairy spangles)
    I need to find something else to do with my life now.
    Count me in!
    Me too already do e-mentoring for students wanting to go into Medicine, why not do it commercially

    ALSO given we're all from different medical schools, so can bring different styles to the interview and offer advice for each medical school rather than those generic courses that have students from the same medical school.
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    (Original post by Wangers)
    See post above - Shall we start up a company, rent a seminar room and talk about how to do interviews? £100/20people = profit. Who's with me?
    Lets milk those applicants dry.
 
 
 
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