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    (Original post by clarusblue)
    the feedback system doesn't really work in our med school tbh, they only ask for feedback after they've done some decent teaching with you.
    And when they do most of the questions are structured in such a way that makes giving negative feedback (i.e., the only important feedback, as that's where improvements can be made) difficult.
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    (Original post by Kinkerz)
    And when they do most of the questions are structured in such a way that makes giving negative feedback (i.e., the only important feedback, as that's where improvements can be made) difficult.
    the only feedback i've given this year has been in wrap up sessions where you're hardly going to **** the consultants off.

    also i filled in a form for a registrar who did some decent teaching the other day but that wasn't through med school, just for him personally for his portfolio.
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    (Original post by clarusblue)
    One thing that really pisses me off is the thought that the same consultants who say "I'm busy, don't interrupt me. Sit in the corner, I'm not teaching you" will most probably be taking credit for teaching in their appraisals etc
    Yeah, since it is in their contract to teach and is part of Duties of a Doctor. Totally bogus.
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    (Original post by ThisLittlePiggy)
    Lectures should be relevant, appropriate and interesting. That would make people go.

    Some lectures are useless and it pisses me off when people think you should attend everything irrespective of what it actually is.

    I'm not in it for a 100 % attendance and a pat on the head: I want a high quality education and would like to be respected as an adult rather than as a school pupil.
    ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

    This x100. This is why the letter in the BMA news pissed me off.
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    (Original post by ThisLittlePiggy)
    Lectures should be relevant, appropriate and interesting. That would make people go.
    +1, someone needs to tell our lecturers that those 3 things are not mutually exclusive.
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    Get results in the morning. I feel sick
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    And here I am wondering if I should attend my 9am lecture tomorrow on Routine Data and Qualitative Research :yy:
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    Asked a third year where his house officer was the other day: met with a blank look. Then pointed out his 'ST1'.

    Methinks they should include a crash course lecture into merging 'old system' and 'new system' naming at the start of clinical years!!
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    (Original post by digitalis)
    Asked a third year where his house officer was the other day: met with a blank look. Then pointed out his 'ST1'.

    Methinks they should include a crash course lecture into merging 'old system' and 'new system' naming at the start of clinical years!!
    That is awful. How can you not know that...
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    (Original post by Beska)
    Anybody read the letter in the BMA News from a Peninsula student arguing that all lectures should be made compulsory so that people attend because otherwise "nobody goes." What do you think? It's irked me off a wee bit...
    I agree with you, but I think that article is probably in response to ridiculously low attendance here, particularly in the clinical years. I think this is partly because they spend years 1 and 2 encouraging us to be 'independent learners' with only a few compulsory sessions, and then in the clinical years add in a lot of teaching, which no one finds useful. We regularly have only 2 or 3 people show up for lectures/tutorials etc, and the providers are getting very upset about it. Understandably they don't want to spend hours preparing for a lecture when only 2 people will show up. I'm not really sure what the solution to this is. I don't want lectures to be compulsory, but I can understand why it is something people are considering.
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    (Original post by digitalis)
    Asked a third year where his house officer was the other day: met with a blank look. Then pointed out his 'ST1'.

    Methinks they should include a crash course lecture into merging 'old system' and 'new system' naming at the start of clinical years!!
    You wouldn't believe the number of times I've had to explain what an ST/CT is to my colleagues. Thought that was pretty standard knowledge but appearently not.
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    (Original post by clarusblue)
    that example i gave was of a friend's consultant.

    the feedback system doesn't really work in our med school tbh, they only ask for feedback after they've done some decent teaching with you.

    the guy who told my friend and his partner to sit in a corner and not bother him also told them that if they're not happy, "not to whinge to med school about him" as the last groups did and he's pissed off by it. they will complain if they have reason to but no chance will anything change.
    Same, we can only give feedback once the block is over but there is hope it may change things for the next students.

    That consultant doesn't sound pleasant at all! Why would he offer teaching for the medical school if he didn't want to teach can they complain to a module leader/co-ordinator to at least change consultants? Our clinical blocks have module co-ordinators who we can talk to if we're having issues.


    Could they find another consultant?
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    Just started some practice SAQs and saw this beauty of a "question":

    "Know how to confirm the diagnosis and principles of treatment of inflammatory
    bowel disease."

    Who writes this ****? I want to meet the person who genuinely thought this was an adequate question for a university assessment. Mostly so I can smack him in the face with something blunt that I'd wear on my feet.
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    (Original post by Lantana)
    You know, looking for unique shoes isn't that productive in a crowd this big
    The purple hairband worked though! Was good to meet you last night
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    (Original post by xconfetti)
    The purple hairband worked though! Was good to meet you last night
    Hey take it you both enjoyed metroline then?
    It was awesome.
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    (Original post by fairy spangles)
    Hey take it you both enjoyed metroline then?
    It was awesome.
    It was so, so good! We were talking about you and realised neither of us knew what you looked like! Maybe some other time!

    Glad you had a good time too!
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    (Original post by xconfetti)
    The purple hairband worked though! Was good to meet you last night
    It did. I think next time I should bring a stuffed animal though :yep: This morning wasn't too bad either. Hexham is lovely and shiny!

    (Original post by fairy spangles)
    Hey take it you both enjoyed metroline then?
    It was awesome.
    :yes: Apart from being freezing due to the wind. I ended up tagging along with some 5th years in green checked shirts for a while. Did you see either of us then and not come up or completly miss us both?

    (Original post by xconfetti)
    It was so, so good! We were talking about you and realised neither of us knew what you looked like! Maybe some other time!

    Glad you had a good time too!
    I think she was the ninja in the corner...
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    Just seen this on twitter, really tickled me:

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    Just working on my project conclusion at the minute:

    "Therefore, the number of ****s given is inversely proportional to the length of time spent in ibsc."
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    (Original post by clarusblue)
    Just seen this on twitter, really tickled me:

    Love it
 
 
 
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