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    If you haven't done especially well, surely they'll take the fact you've been in hospital into account?
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    (Original post by Fluffy)
    If you haven't done especially well, surely they'll take the fact you've been in hospital into account?
    I hope so, they said i didn't have to do the exams if i didn't feel well enough but i wanted to do them to get some experience of what they were like. The foundation term is only worth 10% of the year, 3.3% on an essay (which i got 95% on ) 3.3% on the MCQ and 3.3% on the spotter. It may not seem like a lot but it can make the difference at the end when i'll need all the extra marks i can get! Have to say that the uni have been really good about everything, very supportive. Pastoral tutors have been to see me to reassure me and have just been there to answer my questions.
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    Just to bring the thread up to the top again!

    I wanted to post it somewhere because I am so happy and I thought here was as good a place as any, I passed my module 202 term (neuroscience psychiatry and basically everything to do with the brain and the spinal cord) it was a really hard exam and I was so sure I failed it so I was over the moon to find I passed. I am just so happy . Anyway anyone else have end of term exams or do most places do them in january?

    PS. Sarky am very sorry to hear about your kidney infection and hope that things go ok
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    3.3% on an essay (which i got 95% on ) .
    :party: i need your flair, serious writers block...

    & congrats randdom! i find neuro really tough too.. whoops, think i may have made an error in my option choice.
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    Well done Random, and Good luck Sarky
    Wishing all Medstudents a merry christmas and a happy new year!
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    Which carpal bones can you palpate?
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    (Original post by mc_watson87)
    Which carpal bones can you palpate?
    Have a feel....
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    (Original post by Fluffy)
    Have a feel....
    Ooh, Matron! :p:

    Merry Xmas med students!

    *Sneaks away from here as she's not allowed in yet *
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    Well it is CHRISTMAS!!!!
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    (Original post by Sarky)
    I hope so, they said i didn't have to do the exams if i didn't feel well enough but i wanted to do them to get some experience of what they were like. The foundation term is only worth 10% of the year, 3.3% on an essay (which i got 95% on ) 3.3% on the MCQ and 3.3% on the spotter. It may not seem like a lot but it can make the difference at the end when i'll need all the extra marks i can get! Have to say that the uni have been really good about everything, very supportive. Pastoral tutors have been to see me to reassure me and have just been there to answer my questions.
    Good luck hun. Hope all is working out OK. :tongue: - could find any plan kisses so went straight to the tongue. :eek: :blush: :love: Seriously you deserve a change of luck in 2006 hun and hope you get it.

    Merry Xmas to everyone and a happy and successful 2006.
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    Merry Christmas guys

    OSCEs all round!
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    (Original post by Miles)
    Merry Christmas guys

    OSCEs all round!
    I love med student OSCEs now. I get paid £25 an hour to do them. - shame it can't be all the time really.


    *Hides his head in shame and waits for the boss/hiss. :miles: *
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    (Original post by Ataloss)
    I love med student OSCEs now. I get paid £25 an hour to do them. - shame it can't be all the time really.


    *Hides his head in shame and waits for the boss/hiss. :milesfault *
    I might start a campaign to get that smiley decommissioned! Are you enjoying being a real doctor? :eek:

    Are you doing the foundation thingy? I don't even know if it's started this year - that's about as much attention I pay! oh, were you working yesterday too?

    Edit: So many questions from the eager young student!
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    BTW, I saw our very own (well, medschoolguide's moderator) Joy Abbott making a comment in BMA news last week. Speaking to the media now, eh?
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    (Original post by Miles)
    I might start a campaign to get that smiley decommissioned! Are you enjoying being a real doctor? :eek:

    Are you doing the foundation thingy? I don't even know if it's started this year - that's about as much attention I pay! oh, were you working yesterday too?

    Edit: So many questions from the eager young student!
    LOL - "eager young student" sounds like the title of a smutty film!! :eek:

    Fortunately, had day off yesterday and today (just don't tell Anita) - which is very nice.

    I think everyone in the country is doing Foundation program now. As far I can see it makes no difference to the job you do - you just have to do an annoying paper filling exercise now and again (I mean the vitally important and career determining portfolio :blush: )

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    (Original post by Miles)
    BTW, I saw our very own (well, medschoolguide's moderator) Joy Abbott making a comment in BMA news last week. Speaking to the media now, eh?
    I'm not sure which is more disturbing the fact that you read BMA news or the fact Joy is writing in it.

    Congrats on getting printed Joy - do I get a signed copy?
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    LOL - "eager young student" sounds like the title of a smutty film!! :eek:

    Fortunately, had day off yesterday and today (just don't tell Anita) - which is very nice.

    I think everyone in the country is doing Foundation program now. As far I can see it makes no difference to the job you do - you just have to do an annoying paper filling exercise now and again (I mean the vitally important and career determining portfolio :blush: )

    I didn't automatically think 'oh that sounds like a porn film' when writing it, but yes.. now you mention it ^o)

    If you don't work over xmas and complain about it for the remainder of the year then you're not worthy to wear your stethoscope in a pretentious 'tuck the end underneath the ear grasper thingy while around the neck so it makes it look like i run around the hospital all day and therefore have to secure my stethoscope' manner.

    i hope that foundation 2-year thing will make it quicker for me to reach the realm of hospital domination and not just delay it by another year =D :mad:

    I'm not sure which is more disturbing the fact that you read BMA news or the fact Joy is writing in it.

    Congrats on getting printed Joy - do I get a signed copy?
    it was a student BMA news pull-out which came with the sBMJ! and it was a comment on some bigger article talking about whether we need to do LOADS of extra-curriculars but I recognised the name off here which is worrying
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    (Original post by Miles)
    it was a student BMA news pull-out which came with the sBMJ! and it was a comment on some bigger article talking about whether we need to do LOADS of extra-curriculars but I recognised the name off here which is worrying
    I read that - it is quite worrying that acting like a 'pissed ****' for 5 or 6 years and scraping through your degree could hold more kudos than carrying out slightly more refined extra curriculars and actually working...
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    (Original post by Fluffy)
    I read that - it is quite worrying that acting like a 'pissed ****' for 5 or 6 years and scraping through your degree could hold more kudos than carrying out slightly more refined extra curriculars and actually working...
    Even better if you find time to a kid in those 5/6 years :eek: (allegedly)
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    (Original post by Miles)
    i hope that foundation 2-year thing will make it quicker for me to reach the realm of hospital domination and not just delay it by another year =D :mad:
    it'll make your domination quicker, but you won't be such a good dr :p: Really good explanation:
    (Original post by cookiemonster, admissionsforum.co.uk)
    The bottom line is that even the MMC big cheeses admit they do not know exactly how the new system will work, what its end-point of training will be, or how the old and new systems will be integrated.

    In a nutshell (as has been said already) training will be shortened - not only in terms of total years, but also in terms of hours worked per week (scary, huh?)

    So, by the old system, you'd work:
    1 year PRHO
    3 years SHO (and complete a membership exam before entering specialist training)
    [Optional 2 year fellowship or Higher degree]
    5-6 years SpR (and complete CCST before getting Consultant post)
    Consultant (age approx 32-36)

    By the new system:
    2 years as a Foundation Doctor (6 x4 month slots in different departments)
    5 years Specialist training (complete CCT before getting junior consultant post)
    Junior Consultant (age approx 30-31)

    But here's the key point: because of EWTD, doctors' hours will be limited to 48hrs per week, so the majority of this time will be spent in service, not in training.
    So the end result will be (in theory) a lot of very young 'junior [generalist] consultants' who are deemed to be safe practitioners, but not having a specialist field, and still requiring specialist training before they can specialise properly.

    And how about the doctors who can't get places on the competitive training schemes described above? These are the guys who will be assigned to 'non-training service posts' which means they will be spending 100% of their time providing service to the public, without receiving accredited training.

    Good points of MMC = more fully trained consultants on paper; more service commitment and less training; compliance with EWTD

    Not so good points of MMC = junior consultants with little expertise; reduced training for juniors; higher competition for jobs; docs may end up in their second or third choice of specialty because they'l be getting shoved through the system (the purpose of which is to increase the service workload of the NHS)
    edit: feck, I'm not allowed in this thread :eek:
    *runs for life*
 
 
 
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