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    Hey,

    I've booked Medlink for December 2010, and was wondering if anyone on TSR are going? Just want to meet new people really. Also if there's anyone who has previously taken part in this course could give any advice or a brief of what it's like etc?

    Thank you
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    Wow. Its boring as ****. Just enjoy the piss-ups on the top floor of your accom though. We hotboxed out one of the top rooms. epiccc times
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    (Original post by TomInce6666)
    Wow. Its boring as ****. Just enjoy the piss-ups on the top floor of your accom though. We hotboxed out one of the top rooms. epiccc times
    Really?
    Have i just wasted £300 -.-
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    With the cold nights drawing in you would be better off burning the £300
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    (Original post by tasniaa)
    Really?
    Have i just wasted £300 -.-
    Not if you like pizza fuelled afterparties on a punt.

    Format for me was basically... loads and loads of lectures on peoples careers, medic application structure, medicine course structures, and what training is like after graduation. The practicals were barely practicals. Really a big joke. Best part was the stethoscope practical.. everyone takes their shirts off in a lecture hall. kinda fun.
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    (Original post by TomInce6666)
    Not if you like pizza fuelled afterparties on a punt.

    Format for me was basically... loads and loads of lectures on peoples careers, medic application structure, medicine course structures, and what training is like after graduation. The practicals were barely practicals. Really a big joke. Best part was the stethoscope practical.. everyone takes their shirts off in a lecture hall. kinda fun.
    Jesus, I can't believe people pay for this.

    My mates went and said no boozing occured, wonder why they missed out.
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    (Original post by TomInce6666)
    Not if you like pizza fuelled afterparties on a punt.

    Format for me was basically... loads and loads of lectures on peoples careers, medic application structure, medicine course structures, and what training is like after graduation. The practicals were barely practicals. Really a big joke. Best part was the stethoscope practical.. everyone takes their shirts off in a lecture hall. kinda fun.
    Oh... not what i had in mind,
    I want to meet some people that're going before hand...
    Hmm :\
    Oh well, 4 days of socialising it is.
    I'll lie in my Personal Statement and say it was amazing?
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    (Original post by tasniaa)
    Oh... not what i had in mind,
    I want to meet some people that're going before hand...
    Hmm :\
    Oh well, 4 days of socialising it is.
    I'll lie in my Personal Statement and say it was amazing?
    Yeah. Just see it as a nice break from normal life at home? They have a pretty bad no alcohol rule on campus. So get some in before you come or get some people you know to buy some. Taxis into town are your best bet. Actually, no I lie on how useless that half a week was. There was a pathology project proposed on the first day, a few lads back at school did that with me. I put it on my PS cause it passed. I suppose thats an okay way to try and get used to group work at uni.
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    It was a waste of time, you don't particularly learn anything... All I seemed to do was walk for mileess :shifty:

    Also the motivational speaker is quite funny, but don't believe a word he says... :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by beantic11)

    Also the motivational speaker is quite funny, but don't believe a word he says... :rolleyes:

    This.

    the same guy does the motivational talk at Vetlink, Lawlink, and uhh, the dentristry one.
    But his Sex talk is quite amusing :p:
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    (Original post by tasniaa)
    Oh... not what i had in mind,
    I want to meet some people that're going before hand...
    Hmm :\
    Oh well, 4 days of socialising it is.
    I'll lie in my Personal Statement and say it was amazing?
    :rofl:

    :rofl:

    Unis don't care about Medlink/Medsim ****. Seriously.
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    I went last year and rememeber being exhausted! 7.00am start and 12.00am finishes - and thats just the lectures :/
    The practicals were the best bit (few and far between). I got the feeling they did not put much prep into medlink stuff at all - the interview workshop was a bit of a joke where all we did was 'pair up' and asked each other qs ^^
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    I'm going too, see you there
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    (Original post by tasniaa)
    Hey,

    I've booked Medlink for December 2010, and was wondering if anyone on TSR are going? Just want to meet new people really. Also if there's anyone who has previously taken part in this course could give any advice or a brief of what it's like etc?

    Thank you
    got ill for all the days because it was RIDICULOUSLY COLD outside and some of the damn seminars run till 10pm-1am ffs. when we went out to town in nottingham, got into a fight, because some ****** was drunk as **** and decided hed say a racial slur to my mate.

    fat women puking over their tits. er most of the people there were arrogant as ****. when i was sitting in the class when you ALL need to ask questions to the actor who is a patient, EVERYONE else will cut across you.

    some girl shouted at me because i was holding a girls wrist for "too long" when taking her pulse, LOLZ, she was ******* butters so i dont know what she was trying to do.

    people next door to me were like 16-17 and shagging very loudly to ******* iron maiden. the beds in the accommodation i stayed at were *******. i ended up sleeping in the chair. you wasted your money. medlink is boring as ****, i went to sleep in the big arse hall where the guy gives a pep-talk and he saw me snoozing and said over the mike "i see some of you are sleeping..."

    plus the FOOD there is *******. youll just end up going to your mates room ordering a local pizza to the front desk.

    medsim is more RELATIVE and its practical and hands on.

    when i went some people got piss drunk in the bar there and collapsed obviously drinking more alcohol than they can handle so a ******* ambulance was called for them.
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    (Original post by amyyy24)
    This.

    the same guy does the motivational talk at Vetlink, Lawlink, and uhh, the dentristry one.
    But his Sex talk is quite amusing :p:
    i went to medlink 2007 and the dude that did the motiv. stuff and pep talking **** got a woman out and was SUCH a pervert checking her out and talking about sex and **** and his wife. then at the end he gave his sob story and said he was nervous and **** so sorry for the rude jokes. i laughed out loud big time.
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    (Original post by vBison)
    got ill for all the days because it was RIDICULOUSLY COLD outside and some of the damn seminars run till 10pm-1am ffs. when we went out to town in nottingham, got into a fight, because some ****** was drunk as **** and decided hed say a racial slur to my mate.

    fat women puking over their tits. er most of the people there were arrogant as ****. when i was sitting in the class when you ALL need to ask questions to the actor who is a patient, EVERYONE else will cut across you.

    some girl shouted at me because i was holding a girls wrist for "too long" when taking her pulse, LOLZ, she was ******* butters so i dont know what she was trying to do.

    people next door to me were like 16-17 and shagging very loudly to ******* iron maiden. the beds in the accommodation i stayed at were *******. i ended up sleeping in the chair. you wasted your money. medlink is boring as ****, i went to sleep in the big arse hall where the guy gives a pep-talk and he saw me snoozing and said over the mike "i see some of you are sleeping..."

    plus the FOOD there is *******. youll just end up going to your mates room ordering a local pizza to the front desk.

    medsim is more RELATIVE and its practical and hands on.

    when i went some people got piss drunk in the bar there and collapsed obviously drinking more alcohol than they can handle so a ******* ambulance was called for them.
    Honest to God, I reckon this is one of the best TSR posts I have ever seen. I LOLed throughout reading this!
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    And PS: Medsim is a waste of time too.

    When as a student/doctor ever get some tosser running around banging on your accommodation in the middle of the night and bundling you into the back of an ambulance to drive to a fake patient? It's not the bloody Army.

    And what's the point in a lap simulator when your still in school and light years away from basic surgical skills?
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    Waste of money.

    Medlink is a good one though, you see a lot of fun stuff and that but that's how far it will go. It won't make a drastic change to your medicine application.
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    (Original post by digitalis)
    When as a student/doctor ever get some tosser running around banging on your accommodation in the middle of the night and bundling you into the back of an ambulance to drive to a fake patient? It's not the bloody Army.
    Who? Monster? :curious:
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    (Original post by Renal)
    Who? Monster? :curious:
    Surely not..........he works for them???
 
 
 
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