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    This thread is full of people despairing tonight!

    Chin up people

    (I can't really talk as I was complaining earlier )
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    (Original post by spacepirate-James)
    Report on psycho-social health needs of older people?

    I think I'd rather die.
    We will all be old people one day that much is certain (or die young I suppose) so rather important. Plus most people in hospital are old
    As boring as it is
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    I'm getting so bored of pre-clinical medicine! Same old lectures, and then groupwork is getting so repetitive..Dissecting the orbit today, hopefully that might be a good dissection/never learn anything from dissection...
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    (Original post by clarusblue)
    Medic men are strange.

    I don't think I've ever seen an unattractive F1/2, i dont understand it. I think I'm blinded by the responsibility cos when I've seen them out of the hospital I've realised what they're like minus the title doctor!

    But it seems like when they're handed the degree certificate they all turn fit.

    I'm considering nabbing myself an ugly medic lad now then just waiting for him to blossom in a few years.

    I'm really showing my psycho singleness off here
    Hahaha this really made me laugh, I am exactly the same!! It's the CTs that all seem ridiculously fit to me though!
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    (Original post by digitalis)
    Nice! I like that.

    Edit: Just seen possibly the noobiest thread revival ever-6 years. http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...4#post36541334
    The link doesn't work for me, but this reminded me I got a PM from someone asking me about my A Level chemistry coursework the other day. That was about 6 years ago!
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    (Original post by Medicine Man)
    You'll thank me WHEN you cross that finish line. Best. Feeling. Ever.
    You know what is also a good feeling? Not having to run a million/26.2 miles

    :p:
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    Is it selfish wanting more than 4 months holiday?
    I have other stuff I want to do..
    Plus apparently I get no real Easter holiday next year either which is poo frankly.

    Ok this probably makes me sound like a brat...
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    (Original post by Renal)
    Outfirms tend to give better teaching, more involvement and more social.
    Why more social? The general consensus I get from everyone else is the opposite.

    I'm already set I'm going to try for at least one outfirm, deciding if I'm going to go for two outfirms or not.
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    (Original post by RollerBall)
    Why more social? The general consensus I get from everyone else is the opposite.

    I'm already set I'm going to try for at least one outfirm, deciding if I'm going to go for two outfirms or not.
    Don't know how it works for your medical school, but at Southampton if you were on an outfirm (basically anywhere but southampton), you got free onsite accommodation. Because you are away from your usual place of residence people make more effort to be sociable. It's definitely like that for the london medical students at the place where i'm an F1. And the teaching is also better.
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    (Original post by Sarky)
    Don't know how it works for your medical school, but at Southampton if you were on an outfirm (basically anywhere but southampton), you got free onsite accommodation. Because you are away from your usual place of residence people make more effort to be sociable. It's definitely like that for the london medical students at the place where i'm an F1. And the teaching is also better.
    I see, I had a feeling it might be something similar. Wrt teaching I assume its better because its smaller groups therefore more opportunities? However, wouldn't you miss out on the exposure to some of the obscene /certain diseases that would only get referred to certain hospitals (RLH or St.B in my case)?
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    (Original post by ThisLittlePiggy)
    Isn't the Gas exam the hardest?
    Yep.

    Hardest exams, most expensive training (estimated at an average of £25k over 9 years).
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    (Original post by RollerBall)
    I see, I had a feeling it might be something similar. Wrt teaching I assume its better because its smaller groups therefore more opportunities? However, wouldn't you miss out on the exposure to some of the obscene /certain diseases that would only get referred to certain hospitals (RLH or St.B in my case)?
    In my experience nothing really that you'll need for finals etc - perhaps only some 'oh that's cool' moments
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    (Original post by _Andrew_)
    I'm getting so bored of pre-clinical medicine! Same old lectures, and then groupwork is getting so repetitive..Dissecting the orbit today, hopefully that might be a good dissection/never learn anything from dissection...
    Completely agree with you there. I'm getting so tempted to just skip the whole BSc thing and go straight to clinics!
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    (Original post by graemematt)
    It's stressful I know, but just keep on seeing patients and doing some light reading. I personally think it's too late now to write notes, so don't try furiously scribbling down every piece of information about galactosaemia or whichever bizarre disorder you think you don't know enough about. Review the basics and you'll be laughing

    Im a person who writes notes. Its nearly 3 months till finals thats plenty of notes time.


    (Original post by Madprof)

    Basically, I don't have much advice but am thinking of you.

    :hugs: again

    Thankyou - i dont know what to say or do anymore. How i havent given up right now i dont know. Ive got the near end of term knackeredness feeling.
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    (Original post by RollerBall)
    Why more social? The general consensus I get from everyone else is the opposite.

    I'm already set I'm going to try for at least one outfirm, deciding if I'm going to go for two outfirms or not.
    Way more social, you're living with these guys and also alot of the doctors are living on site (mess parties ftw!). I found it like halls, only way more fun.

    In terms of teaching - people just seem to have more time for you, plus they know who you are and you don't become another random medical student scouring the wards hunting for someone to clerk. You certainly feel much more part of the team.

    As far as cool rare stuff goes, you'll probably see more of that in teaching hospitals but you'll quickly realise that's not the stuff you need to read up on and know about.
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    I passed out in front of a patient today. Absolutely MORTIFIED.
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    (Original post by Mushi_master)
    Way more social, you're living with these guys and also alot of the doctors are living on site (mess parties ftw!). I found it like halls, only way more fun.

    In terms of teaching - people just seem to have more time for you, plus they know who you are and you don't become another random medical student scouring the wards hunting for someone to clerk. You certainly feel much more part of the team.

    As far as cool rare stuff goes, you'll probably see more of that in teaching hospitals but you'll quickly realise that's not the stuff you need to read up on and know about.
    My two favourite placements this year have both been away from our main teaching hospital. Definitely down to the place considering one of them was obs and gynae and I'm not a o&g person.
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    Hmm, in the process of putting placement preferences down for next year too and although the out-firms apparently have better teaching, I'm worried about having an out-firm as my last firm at the end of the year when I probably want a bit off leeway to allow me to go away and revise - apparently on out-firms they are well strict with timetabling and where you are meant to be etc which isn't always the case on an in-firm. :s
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    Variable with regards to sociable outfirms. If you get a good bunch or people you know, it can be great and mess nights out are always a laugh. Or you could get hit with a bunch of book medics who never leave their room and have a miserable 9 weeks. Either way, it is damn hard to keep up with your uni social life on an outfirm.
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    Outfirms have meant other than the non medics I live with I see my non medic friends once every few weeks...

    Also realised how little I know and how much I need to know in 11 weeks time. ****. **** ****idty ****.
 
 
 
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