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    Just wanted to post this [again?].

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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?
    As Renal says, you have to do CMT before specialising in derm. You might get one 4 month rotation in it but that's the max until ST3, realistically.
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    (Original post by rumandraisin)
    Good luck. Had ours today, well the OSSE that is. PBP tomorrow - oh the excitement :rolleyes:
    Odd. Our OSSEs were always our last exam. The feeling of finishing that last station before summer...
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    (Original post by Kinkerz)
    Odd. Our OSSEs were always our last exam. The feeling of finishing that last station before summer...
    Hmm must have changed. OSSE today, PBP tomorrow then knowledge on Weds. Have you just got formative OSCEs then?
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    (Original post by rumandraisin)
    Hmm must have changed. OSSE today, PBP tomorrow then knowledge on Weds. Have you just got formative OSCEs then?
    Just four formative OSCEs, though I'm not sure on the format specifically. I think we go round in a group of four and each person does one station, the other three observing and marking (as well as an examiner), then discussing at the end.

    There'll be the twelve proper OSCEs in the summer though.

    In some ways it's best to get the OSSE out of the way first. It's a distinctly uncomfortable exam and one that seems to hang over the entire exam period. Knowledge exams are usually OK; you have time to think without someone scrutinising your every move and an immediate time pressure!
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    I am now wanted in surgery 4 days a week. I want to cry.
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    (Original post by crazylemon)
    I am now wanted in surgery 4 days a week. I want to cry.
    What for? Even most normal surgical firms aren't in theatre that much!
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    What for? Even most normal surgical firms aren't in theatre that much!
    We have 2 separate consultants. Although it isnt full days of surgery only Mondays are that and one of the sessions is endoscopy. I might decide to pick up tactical on call shifts so I actually have more time on wards/not surgery (the other alternative to be just to miss some of the sessions).
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    I am so angry with Peninsula! They are splitting up the medical school in a few years. WTF!

    Its going to become two medical schools.
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    (Original post by carcinoma)
    I am so angry with Peninsula! They are splitting up the medical school in a few years. WTF!

    Its going to become two medical schools.
    Stop "PMS"ing
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    (Original post by Vulpes)
    Stop "PMS"ing
    LOL

    But seriously. "University of Exeter Medical School" and "Plymouth University School of Medicine and Dentistry"
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    (Original post by carcinoma)
    LOL

    But seriously. "University of Exeter Medical School" and "Plymouth University School of Medicine and Dentistry"
    A dual school medical school always struck me as weird. Do you know how it'll affect you in particular?
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    Any reasons for it happening or anything?
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    (Original post by carcinoma)
    I am so angry with Peninsula! They are splitting up the medical school in a few years. WTF!

    Its going to become two medical schools.
    Well statistically new year is always a roaring trade for divorce enquires....
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    In other news, just got the BMA pensions form. I'd forgotten I was a member otherwise/
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    (Original post by Fusilero)
    A dual school medical school always struck me as weird. Do you know how it'll affect you in particular?

    (Original post by Beska)
    Any reasons for it happening or anything?

    (Original post by Wangers)
    Well statistically new year is always a roaring trade for divorce enquires....
    It will not affect us directly at all, the course will remain the same for us and we will graduate from both universities and be GMC registered as such.

    But in the long run we attend a medical school that will no longer exist in a few years time, so that sucks. Any achievements we make during our career will be attributable to a medical school which no longer exists, that has got to be annoying.

    As an alumni all Peninsula graduates would have hoped to attribute their success to a particular institution to help build its reputation.


    As for why other than "PCMD has outgrown its current arrangements with its two partner universities and due to changes in the wider academic environment and in the NHS"

    But there is a lecture today for us to find out WTF is going on.
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    Can anyone get me this full text pdf: http://bjr.birjournals.org/content/60/711/231.abstract for some reason cannot open it on the server I'm on. Will rep
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    (Original post by carcinoma)
    It will not affect us directly at all, the course will remain the same for us and we will graduate from both universities and be GMC registered as such.

    But in the long run we attend a medical school that will no longer exist in a few years time, so that sucks. Any achievements we make during our career will be attributable to a medical school which no longer exists, that has got to be annoying.

    As an alumni all Peninsula graduates would have hoped to attribute their success to a particular institution to help build its reputation.


    As for why other than "PCMD has outgrown its current arrangements with its two partner universities and due to changes in the wider academic environment and in the NHS"

    But there is a lecture today for us to find out WTF is going on.

    On the plus side, we'll have a vintage degree...and vintage is cool

    Bit odd though. Wish they'd tell us the actual reason too, other than bull**** business speak like "streamlining".
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    Does anyone have access to "Selroos O, Pietinalho A, Riska H. Delivery devices for inhaled asthma medication. Clin Immunother 1996; 6: 273-299"? Would be a really big help D:
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    (Original post by Vulpes)
    Does anyone have access to "Selroos O, Pietinalho A, Riska H. Delivery devices for inhaled asthma medication. Clin Immunother 1996; 6: 273-299"? Would be a really big help D:
    I can't even find it, do you have a link?
 
 
 
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