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    (Original post by gozatron)
    Mine aren't formative. The real shizzle.
    Ah my apologies. I must have you confused with someone else then. Good luck
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    (Original post by rumandraisin)
    Ah my apologies. I must have you confused with someone else then. Good luck
    You too!
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    Just had a whirlwind birthday weekend

    My new ladyfriend surprised me by comign all the way down to see me - I was taken to a 5 star hotel in London in a deluxe double suite (OMG now I wanna be rich, damn I feel my ideals slipping away haha) and was lavished with food and gifts.


    Worst of all is the biggest threat to my degree.... she bought me SKYRIM :O

    Well there goes any chance of a decent decile :p:

    xx

    Best Birthday ever anyway
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    (Original post by gozatron)
    First med school exam tommorow! :woo:
    Same! Formative though lol.

    Good luck
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    (Original post by englishman129)
    Same! Formative though lol.

    Good luck
    Going to sound stupid, but whats the difference between a formative exam and a proper one? Is it like mocks?
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    (Original post by SabreT)
    Going to sound stupid, but whats the difference between a formative exam and a proper one? Is it like mocks?
    Exactly!

    Formative = mock

    Summative = real
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    (Original post by SabreT)
    Going to sound stupid, but whats the difference between a formative exam and a proper one? Is it like mocks?
    basically:
    formative = sit exam, marks don't count for anything
    summative = sit exam, marks actually count

    You can think of formatives as mock exams, and summatives as the end of year exams.

    EDIT: Read above post.
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    (Original post by Medicine Man)
    basically:
    formative = sit exam, marks don't count for anything
    summative = sit exam, marks actually count

    You can think of formatives as mock exams, and summatives as the end of year exams.

    EDIT: Read above post.
    *repped*

    Heheh I do love the situation where some git beats you to writing a post :p:
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    (Original post by digitalis)
    I never use vaccutainers! I hate them. I think its well dodge if you have someone with fragile veins, no flashback, feels like I'm going to dislodge the needle everytime you change a bottle.

    I think it's alright if your taking blood from a juicy AC vein but apart from that...needle and syringe all the way.
    Monovette > Needle & syrine >> Vacuntatiner
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    Recently I haven't taken blood with anything but a venflon and a syringe..
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    Straight from exams into prep work for tommorows 9am seminar while my flatmates still have a week off.

    God i love being a medical student.
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    (Original post by gozatron)
    Straight from exams into prep work for tommorows 9am seminar while my flatmates still have a week off.

    God i love being a medical student.
    Opposite for me. Everyone else in uni are having exams right now, i'm chilling.
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    (Original post by Isometrix)
    Opposite for me. Everyone else in uni are having exams right now, i'm chilling.
    Same, just got an SSC for the next 4 weeks
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    (Original post by Isometrix)
    Opposite for me. Everyone else in uni are having exams right now, i'm chilling.
    Same here, it's quite refreshing to see the library packed with students from other subjects freaking out
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    (Original post by Isometrix)
    Opposite for me. Everyone else in uni are having exams right now, i'm chilling.
    (Original post by DexterM)
    Same here, it's quite refreshing to see the library packed with students from other subjects freaking out
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    They've reformatted our year so that our summative exams are the end of year ones; apparently too many people were missing too many sessions in early January last year. Now the January exams are just formative... starting tomorrow with the OSCE.
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    I don't want to put you off, but you need to think about how your condition is going to affect you. Even if you do want to go into dermatology you will spend at least 3 years on the wards as a student and 4 more as a junior doctor before you can specialise in pure derm and spend most of your time in clinic.
    Copying it here so that thread won't go off-topic.

    I thought it was 2 years as a junior doctor (FY1, FY2) then specialisation? Or is there another phase after the foundation years before specialising?
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    (Original post by Vulpes)
    Copying it here so that thread won't go off-topic.

    I thought it was 2 years as a junior doctor (FY1, FY2) then specialisation? Or is there another phase after the foundation years before specialising?
    Derm follows CMT (or ACCS-AM).
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    (Original post by Kinkerz)
    They've reformatted our year so that our summative exams are the end of year ones; apparently too many people were missing too many sessions in early January last year. Now the January exams are just formative... starting tomorrow with the OSCE.
    Good luck. Had ours today, well the OSSE that is. PBP tomorrow - oh the excitement :rolleyes:
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    Oh dear i think im freaking out. Its a whole new experience. Must read things. So much to do and so little time!!
 
 
 
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