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I know someone at Cam who got asked about that last year! Not at Christ's though, St John's .
thing is its an alright question..until he asks "ok..then how does breathing help??!??"
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I didn't tick it! I was damn sure I did NOT tick that box!!
haha...I did, but had my interview here, which is why i believe it depends on the college.
Probably would've been nice to go over for the interview tho since i've never been there to see what it's like...my decision on the college to apply to was made after consulting those, such as -Jon who HAS been there and reading the prospectus quite thoroughly
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thing is its an alright question..until he asks "ok..then how does breathing help??!??"
:eek: ! How does it help then :confused: ?
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yep..edwardson asked about those aspirin graphs and control heartbeat..gillard about veinous return and euthansia..
Haha, that's pretty funny because I got to meet all of the other Christ's medical applicants that day and we found out we were all asked the same questions too.

I got completely stuch on the veinous return question (who knew that the thoracic pressure from the lungs created a pressure gradient?) With Edwardson, my interview went generally well. I did get stuck on the finding another mechanism for heart control other than the nerves, but I got it after he clued me in a bit.

Oh, and I also had a bit of trouble with the mechanisms of antibiotics.

Just wondering, did Dr. Bowkett shake your hand afterwards?
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haha...I did, but had my interview here, which is why i believe it depends on the college.
Probably would've been nice to go over for the interview tho since i've never been there to see what it's like...my decision on the college to apply to was made after consulting those, such as -Jon who HAS been there and reading the prospectus quite thoroughly
Oh do you know anyone who applied to Downing then because that's the college I applied to.

Also the reason they gave was the representative from cambridge had no time to interview me because there were too many applicants, so I had to go over.
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Just wondering, did Dr. Bowkett shake your hand afterwards?
No..said he had a cold!!
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No..said he had a cold!!
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Oh do you know anyone who applied to Downing then because that's the college I applied to.

Also the reason they gave was the representative from cambridge had no time to interview me because there were too many applicants, so I had to go over.
No i don't...time to sleep now...goodnight everyone!
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Oh, and I also had a bit of trouble with the mechanisms of antibiotics.
I had quite a few questions about antibiotic mechanisms in my interview too (because we were first talking about current issues and I mentioned MRSA ). Would have never gotten that thorax pressure answer!
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No i don't...time to sleep now...goodnight everyone!
oh thanks for reminding forget it's night time over here

good luck to everyone as well!!

and good night (afternoon)
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basically..when you breath it lowers pressure in thorax....that then creates sucking effect where blood sucked up back to heart from higher pressure in legs!
Yep, because the heart is actually in the thorax, so when you breathe, you temporarily decrease the pressure in the thorax, thus creating a pressure gradient (how I wish I made that connection before). The reverse is stopped by the valves in the veins.

Prior to the interview, I had no idea the heart was in the thorax though.
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hate to remind everyone this but i don't think u get post on new years day....
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Oh do you know anyone who applied to Downing then because that's the college I applied to.
Downing was an extremely popular choice this year at my school - infact one of my closest friends applied there for Geography (I'm getting a bit nervous/excited for her tomorrow !)
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I had quite a few questions about antibiotic mechanisms in my interview too
It's kind of funny though, because I had only learned about that the week before the interview. I told my interviewer, and he said "well, it must be your lucky day!". I replied with the blunt truth "actually, my teacher was sick during those lessons and it was all self-studied". Hm... wrong answer I did remember the attack on the peptidoglycan cell wall though!
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It's kind of funny though, because I had only learned about that the week before the interview. I told my interviewer, and he said "well, it must be your lucky day!". I replied with the blunt truth "actually, my teacher was sick during those lessons and it was all self-studied". Hm... wrong answer I did remember the attack on the peptidoglycan cell wall though!
as a brief slip of the tongue i talked about antibiotic as an enzyme....

Rejection coming through the post i think!!!!
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It's kind of funny though, because I had only learned about that the week before the interview. I told my interviewer, and he said "well, it must be your lucky day!". I replied with the blunt truth "actually, my teacher was sick during those lessons and it was all self-studied". Hm... wrong answer I did remember the attack on the peptidoglycan cell wall though!
In my case we hadn't learnt at all about it in biology so they didn't expect me to know anything about it which was great (apart from when you don't know the answer) ! Thank god I had found this really great article on it the week before though! Also, some of the answers I was guided to by applying the cell biology I already knew which was nice of them
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btw for the antibiotic mechanism one he just asked me to talk abou protein synthesis and diff betw bacterial and human cells??!!!
I got stuck on finding another mechanism, so he asked me "what differences can you tell me about prokaryotic cells and eukaryotic cells". I mentioned no true nucleus?... nope.... smaller 70S ribosomes?... then he said "well what about protein synthesis?" and then I figured it out (attack transcription/translation, etc).
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as a brief slip of the tongue i talked about antibiotic as an enzyme....

Rejection coming through the post i think!!!!
I said resistant bacteria could be a consequence of an increase in homelessness LOL (in my defence I had read it in an article but one of my interviewers looked very unimpressed whilst the other laughed so I tried to redeem myself with "Oh yes, well that's a bit of a long shot..." CRINGE :eek: !)
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Sigh.. I stuffed up my interview so badly! Lolz it was for Law at downing.. but I hope that they look at other things too Poo
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as a brief slip of the tongue i talked about antibiotic as an enzyme....

Rejection coming through the post i think!!!!
Aw come on, don't worry so much about it. I first drew my aspirin graph thinking I would be smart and said "well typically in these types of graphs, they show how the patient is before the change takes place" and I proceeded to draw a straight horizontal line in the middle of the aspirin axis, and an arrow to show when the patient had taken aspirin.

"So, there's already aspirin in the patient's blood before tablet injestion?"

Whooops!
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