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    (Original post by Woody.)
    This is the same for any job interview. You need some sort of money in order to get by in life, and that is offered by nearly all jobs. Hence, it is not necessary to mention it in the interview. As Beth has said, anyone who is overly motivated by money would make a bad move by choosing medicine as the amount of work put in is not proportional to the money gained at the end of it.


    Not really, in comparison to many other jobs. The high pay loads really only come in during the upper echelons and that takes a damn long time to reach. You could get on a much less competitive course and have an easier workload and earn a lot more by picking a path other than medicine.
    I didn't say medicine was the best paid job in existence. I said it was well-paid. Let's be honest, medicine wouldn't be as competitive if the pay was significantly lower.
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    (Original post by TooSexyForMyStethoscope)
    Because I could. That is the whole point. I met the entry requirements, got a decent UKCAT and I had a very good PS if I do say so myself and so I decided to have a go.
    You have matched the written requirements. Medicine is more than pen and paper. You can't physically test moral decency, but it is sure as hell necessary. I would not be surprised if you lied on your PS too, so the only measure of this essential characteristic will be blotched too. The long and short of it is, you can only blag your qualities so far, when it comes to actually needing them in the field of medicine you will inevitably fail. And that only holds consequences.

    (Original post by blonde-beth)
    as much as i agree with you, probably best to leave it. some people wont change.
    You're probably right, but I find it hard to just back out of these things.

    (Original post by DaveJ)
    I didn't say medicine was the best paid job in existence. I said it was well-paid. Let's be honest, medicine wouldn't be as competitive if the pay was significantly lower.
    Maybe. But I don't think it'd be a significant difference due to the aforementioned reasons.
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    (Original post by Woody.)
    You have matched the written requirements. Medicine is more than pen and paper. You can't physically test moral decency, but it is sure as hell necessary. I would not be surprised if you lied on your PS too, so the only measure of this essential characteristic will be blotched too. The long and short of it is, you can only blag your qualities so far, when it comes to actually needing them in the field of medicine you will inevitably fail. And that only holds consequences.


    You're probably right, but I find it hard to just back out of these things.
    Can we agree to disagree? We seem to be hogging this entire thread and only going round in circles

    We shall see how this all plays out over the coming months. You shall be hearing from me.
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    (Original post by TooSexyForMyStethoscope)
    Can we agree to disagree? We seem to be hogging this entire thread and only going round in circles

    We shall see how this all plays out over the coming months. You shall be hearing from me.
    I must say I don't see that as anything more than a cop-out. I don't think we're going around in circles what-so-ever. I don't want to give a 'holier than thou' impression, but I'd really, really consider the consequences of lying your way into a course that puts you in control of other peoples' lives.
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    Can we please get back on topic in this thread now.
    or I'll end up closing the thread
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    (Original post by Woody.)
    I must say I don't see that as anything more than a cop-out. I don't think we're going around in circles what-so-ever. I don't want to give a 'holier than thou' impression, but I'd really, really consider the consequences of lying your way into a course that puts you in control of other peoples' lives.
    Fine. Universities maintain that they give offers to the best applicants. Therefore, if you get in you will make a good doctor. If you manage this by massaging the truth a little then all the better.
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    I think the majority of medical candidates lie in between stethoscope and Woody.
    Think bell curve :P:
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    (Original post by Hygeia)
    Can we please get back on topic in this thread now.
    or I'll end up closing the thread
    Sorry Mod, I did offer an olive branch but he metaphorically spat in my face.
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    (Original post by TooSexyForMyStethoscope)
    Fine. Universities maintain that they give offers to the best applicants. Therefore, if you get in you will make a good doctor. If you manage this by massaging the truth a little then all the better.
    This is my last word on the matter, unless you wish to PM me, because of what Hygeia has said:

    Yes. They give offers to the best applicants. And they base these offers on grades, interviews and a personal statement. Which you lied about. Therefore, if they give you an offer, they are only doing so on the premise that they think they are giving an offer to the best applicant, when in reality, it is not true. So you therefore will not necessarily make a good doctor. Don't try and justify your blatant lie by calling it 'massaging the truth' - you have made a fatal error by lying during such a fundamentally important part of your life.
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    (Original post by TooSexyForMyStethoscope)
    Fine. Universities maintain that they give offers to the best applicants. Therefore, if you get in you will make a good doctor. If you manage this by massaging the truth a little then all the better.
    unfortunatly this isnt true, its hard to be fair and get the truely best ones because there are just too many applicants and no fair way of doing it. also people can lie their way through the system which also means the process is flawed and these people are getting ahead of better candidates. thankfully these people are in the minority :p:

    anyway, back on topic, yep i enjoy a level biology. mostly.
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    It's like a couple of blind guys arguing over the colour red .

    But yeah, biology is great!
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    (Original post by blonde-beth)
    what i get annoyed about, gizzmo, is when, just because a large amount of applicants have only thought about medicine as a career at the surface and have maybe unrealistic reasons for applying, people assume all applicants are like this.
    some of us are mature enough to have come to a informed decision after several years weighing up the pros and cons, and have considered dozens of other careers in the process. if i did not have geniune, sometimes alturistic reasons for wanting to be a doctor, i would choose something that required fewer personal costs.
    well that 'its the 'ammer on the 'ead, macca. right on. although i would add that the majority of applicants are lying in some way, some to themselves.

    now if they all stopped applying, then we'd all get in too!
 
 
 
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