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    (Original post by Renal)
    I honestly don't consider the current system to be meritocratic competition by any stretch of the imagination.
    I wouldn't dare suggest that it was - I'm not sure I can see an easier fairer way of doing it though.
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    Medical Schools Council:
    Dear all,

    The ISFP project is looking to create a better method for selecting you into the Foundation Programme, which is your two year training programme after medical school and before you begin your specialist/general practice training. This would involve amending the current process, whereby you answer ‘white space’ questions (free text questions relating to the F1 job specification) and are awarded a score by your medical school, known as quartiles, based on how you perform at medical school.

    Two new selection processes have been proposed, which will be fully piloted and evaluated before implementation:

    Educational Performance Measure (EPM) which will take into account your performance during the course of your medical school career. Your medical school will use clear, consistent criteria to determine your score.

    Situational Judgement Test (SJT) is a computer-marked, multiple choice test taken under invigilated conditions. There will be approximately 60 questions and it is expected to last approximately two hours. Questions will be designed to assessment the professional judgements and behaviours that foundation doctors are expected to possess.

    Any changes to the system will be implemented for those of you beginning the Foundation Programme in August 2013. Changes will only be made if the pilots show the proposed changes are an improvement on the current system and if we are confident the process is robust and fair.
    Apologies if I'm way behind the times, but we were emailed this today (incidentally Imperial is one of 9 medical schools piloting the SJT).
    "The issue of extra curricula activities will be addressed" as part of the EPM. Apparently.

    Thoughts?

    :holmes:
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    Passed my mid-sessional, a good feeling.

    Also, £25 for SSC prize from last year finally arrived, result!
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    (Original post by Renal)
    No.

    Have you ever....

    ...run for the position of 'Student Trustee'?
    Dammit!! some lecturer/practical helper mentioned a student who had graduated, had a kidney removed, and was known as renal or somethign to that effect...

    and why yes :holmes:
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    (Original post by JordanCarroll)
    Dammit!! some lecturer/practical helper mentioned a student who had graduated, had a kidney removed, and was known as renal or somethign to that effect...
    Nigel?

    And good luck.
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    (Original post by Mushi_master)
    Passed my mid-sessional, a good feeling.

    Also, £25 for SSC prize from last year finally arrived, result!
    Congrats
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    Passed! Possibly the best feeling ever.
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    (Original post by billet-doux)
    Congrats
    Why thankyou! How are you finding it so far? I hear your year haven't been a very RAGgy bunch...
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    (Original post by Huw Davies)
    Passed! Possibly the best feeling ever.
    You find out fast! Congrats!
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    (Original post by Mushi_master)
    Why thankyou! How are you finding it so far? I hear your year haven't been a very RAGgy bunch...
    I'm really enjoying it so far, especially now we've started Phase 2. Ah yeah, people don't seem so keen to RAG for some reason, but I went out today There are a few really keen raggers though! Like there was a red dragon and a gorilla on campus a few days ago! Haha! How's second year going?
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    (Original post by billet-doux)
    I'm really enjoying it so far, especially now we've started Phase 2. Ah yeah, people don't seem so keen to RAG for some reason, but I went out today There are a few really keen raggers though! Like there was a red dragon and a gorilla on campus a few days ago! Haha! How's second year going?
    Same goings on with us last year really, it will turn into the RAG clique very quickly! I went out a couple of times last year and to a couple of the events, but my contribution this year has gone as far as buying a mag... How did I miss such sightings?

    Phase 2 is so, so much better than phase 1! Year 2 is... tough. Well, tougher than 1st year but it's interesting stuff so I get by. So many more lectures.
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    (Original post by Hygeia)
    You find out fast! Congrats!
    Within 90 mins of finishing!
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    Ah RAG...Once again I can't get involved even if I wanted to...Maybe for RAG week depending on when it is.
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    (Original post by crazylemon)
    Ah RAG...Once again I can't get involved even if I wanted to...Maybe for RAG week depending on when it is.
    Every year they say they want to get the rest of KCL involved, say they'll make a big effort to get those strandies out there.

    As far as I'm aware not a single bucket has been signed up outside of Guy's!
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    (Original post by Huw Davies)
    Within 90 mins of finishing!
    I'll have to wait 2 weeks :grumble:
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    (Original post by Mushi_master)
    Every year they say they want to get the rest of KCL involved, say they'll make a big effort to get those strandies out there.

    As far as I'm aware not a single bucket has been signed up outside of Guy's!
    Mine is simply I am at a comp, so no can do. Hopefully can do invasion but tbh I don't really mind.

    You are really separate from year one arn't you?

    Our uni has its own separate (worse) RAG that isn't the medics.
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    (Original post by crazylemon)
    Mine is simply I am at a comp, so no can do. Hopefully can do invasion but tbh I don't really mind.

    You are really separate from year one arn't you?

    Our uni has its own separate (worse) RAG that isn't the medics.
    Pretty much, and from the rest of the college!

    See if they tried that here I just don't think it would happen.
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    (Original post by Mushi_master)
    Pretty much, and from the rest of the college!

    See if they tried that here I just don't think it would happen.
    It doesn't really happen here in any big way I learnt about it by accident that is how badly advertised :teehee:
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    (Original post by crazylemon)
    It doesn't really happen here in any big way I learnt about it by accident that is how badly advertised :teehee:
    They try to make a big deal about it here, but nobody can be arsed. Apart from the clique!
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    (Original post by Mushi_master)
    They try to make a big deal about it here, but nobody can be arsed. Apart from the clique!
    We had a spoof article taking the piss out of RAG. It is still fun! Really!!!

    Sad in a way
 
 
 
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