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    (Original post by JessicaStacks)
    A tram is running out of control down a track. In its path are five people who have been tied to the track by a mad philosopher. Fortunately, you could flip a switch, which will lead the trolley down a different track to safety. Unfortunately, there is a single person tied to that track. Should you flip the switch or do nothing?
    Depends, if there were 5 mass murderers on one track and a nice old lady on the other then the decision would be easy for me take out the 5. If they were all sound you'd take out the old lady yeh you'd have killed her by your actions but inaction would cost the lives of the others.
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    (Original post by Anterior view)
    Depends, if there were 5 mass murderers on one track and a nice old lady on the other then the decision would be easy for me take out the 5. If they were all sound you'd take out the old lady yeh you'd have killed her by your actions but inaction would cost the lives of the others.
    Its swings and roundabouts.

    You'd have killed her by changing it, but you'd have killed five people by not changing it. But on the other hand if you do change it, you'll have killed someone by your actions. But if you don't change it, then five people will die, even if you haven't been the one doing something. But if you change it, then its your fault that someone else dies...


    YOu can't win with that kind of situation - I think the whole point from that book is that its better to kill by inaction than by action, but its not exactly an ideal situation is it.
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    (Original post by Anterior view)
    Depends, if there were 5 mass murderers on one track and a nice old lady on the other then the decision would be easy for me take out the 5. If they were all sound you'd take out the old lady yeh you'd have killed her by your actions but inaction would cost the lives of the others.
    Either way you're going to get sued and your medical licence revoked lol. Basically you'd just lie down on the track ad die too.
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    (Original post by twelve)
    YOu can't win with that kind of situation - I think the whole point from that book is that its better to kill by inaction than by action, but its not exactly an ideal situation is it.
    You could argue that in that situation you are responsible for the lives of six people and have to choose between them - the options are either to kill five or to kill one, and the fact that you have 'acted' or not is irrelevant.


    Personally, I rather like this sort of stuff. If anyone can be bothered, here's a video about basically the same question (the start at least).

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    (Original post by kingme)
    You could argue that in that situation you are responsible for the lives of six people and have to choose between them - the options are either to kill five or to kill one, and the fact that you have 'acted' or not is irrelevant.


    Personally, I rather like this sort of stuff. If anyone can be bothered, here's a video about basically the same question (the start at least).

    Everytime I watch the beginning of this lecture I'm shocked that they're harvard students.
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    (Original post by Medican)
    Everytime I watch the beginning of this lecture I'm shocked that they're harvard students.
    i know i thought you needed brains to get in - i've heard more logical coherence from ten year olds.
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    (Original post by kingme)
    i know i thought you needed brains to get in - i've heard more logical coherence from ten year olds.
    They're probs all maths and physics students who entered the wrong lecture theatre and thought "....**** it".
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    I am applying for Medicine, however, after reading this, I feel so scared now. And especially, once you read the comments, EVERYBODY agrees with it.

    Once you read it and the comments of current students, you'll be so so worried and doubting your decision to do Medicine. ... However, we need to be strong and determined, which I am.

    http://www.medschoolhell.com/2007/04...edical-school/
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    (Original post by arsi123)
    I am applying for Medicine, however, after reading this, I feel so scared now. And especially, once you read the comments, EVERYBODY agrees with it.

    Once you read it and the comments of current students, you'll be so so worried and doubting your decision to do Medicine.

    http://www.medschoolhell.com/2007/04...hool/#comments
    This is American.

    :facepalm:

    Also, stop being an idiot.
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    (Original post by Harbour Seal)
    This is American.

    :facepalm:

    Also, stop being an idiot.
    Agreed, the UK is better.
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    (Original post by arsi123)
    I am applying for Medicine, however, after reading this, I feel so scared now. And especially, once you read the comments, EVERYBODY agrees with it.

    Once you read it and the comments of current students, you'll be so so worried and doubting your decision to do Medicine.

    http://www.medschoolhell.com/2007/04...hool/#comments
    You are re-applying, meaning you've had two years to think about your career choice and you didn't consider that at times it might be a bit crappy? Any subject you choose the current students will complain about workload and exams, equally everyone complains about some aspect of their job... There are still thousands of people that do it and enjoy it though.
    All of us get a bit scared sometimes, it's a big decision and will be hard sometimes. You just have to remember the outcome.
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    (Original post by arsi123)
    I am applying for Medicine, however, after reading this, I feel so scared now. And especially, once you read the comments, EVERYBODY agrees with it.

    Once you read it and the comments of current students, you'll be so so worried and doubting your decision to do Medicine.

    http://www.medschoolhell.com/2007/04...hool/#comments
    "Only half of your class will be in the top 50%. You have a 50% chance of being in the top half of your class. Get used to it now."
    :facepalm:
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    (Original post by arsi123)
    I am applying for Medicine, however, after reading this, I feel so scared now. And especially, once you read the comments, EVERYBODY agrees with it.

    Once you read it and the comments of current students, you'll be so so worried and doubting your decision to do Medicine.

    http://www.medschoolhell.com/2007/04...edical-school/
    That may be American so not all of it is relevant but some of it is so true..

    Sleep deprived is the main one. If you get 6 hours sleep then that counts as a good nights sleep :coffee:

    Surgeons do tend to love themselves somewhat...

    Though I will upgrade the asking a patient if they've farted in the past 24 hours to asking a 90 year old if he was sexually active... he was :indiff:

    But yeah... medicine's awesome :awesome:

    Oh the one about medics hooking up together just provides entertainment for everyone

    (Original post by atomos)
    "Only half of your class will be in the top 50%. You have a 50% chance of being in the top half of your class. Get used to it now."
    :facepalm:
    That point is since most people that go to med school are either the top or near the top of their class... it's a bit weird to then find 100's of people as smart or smarter than you

    (sounds egotistical but it's true!)
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    (Original post by Penguinsaysquack)
    Though I will upgrade the asking a patient if they've farted in the past 24 hours to asking a 90 year old if he was sexually active... he was :indiff:
    thank you for tainting the pure minds of us applicants. though props to him
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    (Original post by Penguinsaysquack)
    Sleep deprived is the main one. If you get 6 hours sleep then that counts as a good nights sleep :coffee:
    Definitely Though my tolerance for caffeine nullifies the effect of coffee now...

    Surgeons do tend to love themselves somewhat...
    Out of interest, have you thought about what you are going to specialise in?

    Oh the one about medics hooking up together just provides entertainment for everyone
    Haha. Do you ever get medic parties with other London unis?
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    (Original post by kingme)
    thank you for tainting the pure minds of us applicants. though props to him
    Well you'll only get tainted at some point anyway..

    You get used to being shocked :lol:

    I resisted the urge to fist bump him :yep: :mmm:
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    Definitely Though my tolerance for caffeine nullifies the effect of coffee now...



    Out of interest, have you thought about what you are going to specialise in?



    Haha. Do you ever get medic parties with other London unis?
    Tolerance for caffeine and alcohol is becoming a real problem... two cans of monster will barely keep me awake anyway and pre-drinks of a bottle of wine is now standard and doesn't get me drunk anymore... just tipsy :sad:


    Thought about it a bit and decided to procrastinate the decision :awesome:

    Not really tempted by GP, if anything surgery is looking appealing at the moment, but not got an idea on which specialism though
    You?


    We do :yep:
    Last major one was the 999 night in October but should be some more in the new year I hope.
    BL are very much the drunkards of those nights :mmm:
    And by that I mean we have the most fun :yep:

    You found your hatred for Sheffield Hallam by now?
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    (Original post by Penguinsaysquack)
    Well you'll only get tainted at some point anyway..

    You get used to being shocked :lol:

    I resisted the urge to fist bump him :yep: :mmm:
    ye, i was reading a book about a GP surgery and he said one of weirdest things about the job is people would come in and nonchalanty discuss the weirdest, darkest sexual activity like they were talking about the weather :P might as well get used to it.

    and tbf i'd be chuffed if i could even get it up at 90 :lol:
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    (Original post by Penguinsaysquack)
    Tolerance for caffeine and alcohol is becoming a real problem... two cans of monster will barely keep me awake anyway and pre-drinks of a bottle of wine is now standard and doesn't get me drunk anymore... just tipsy :sad:
    Hmm.. Don't particularly like pre-drinking with wine. Those energy drinks have pretty much no effect on me now...

    Thought about it a bit and decided to procrastinate the decision :awesome:

    Not really tempted by GP, if anything surgery is looking appealing at the moment, but not got an idea on which specialism though
    You?
    Considering surgery. Cardiovascular if possible. But I have 5 more years to change my mind I really miss fresh pig heart dissections now... Cadaver dissection is great for learning anatomy but it isn't quite the same.

    We do :yep:
    Last major one was the 999 night in October but should be some more in the new year I hope.
    BL are very much the drunkards of those nights :mmm:
    And by that I mean we have the most fun :yep:

    You found your hatred for Sheffield Hallam by now?
    Haha totally You should have seen our first-aid training event. We had a joint session with hallam. Sheff uni medics vs Sheff hallam nurses. We have competitions between the two universities at least once a week! Interesting how they rank higher than us in courses like business tho... :holmes:

    SHEFFIELD UNI = UNIVERSITY OF THE YEAR!!! :woo:
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    (Original post by kingme)
    ye, i was reading a book about a GP surgery and he said one of weirdest things about the job is people would come in and nonchalanty discuss the weirdest, darkest sexual activity like they were talking about the weather :P might as well get used to it.

    and tbf i'd be chuffed if i could even get it up at 90 :lol:
    Don't think he's getting it up on his own
    (Original post by Vulpes)
    Hmm.. Don't particularly like pre-drinking with wine. Those energy drinks have pretty much no effect on me now...



    Considering surgery. Cardiovascular if possible. But I have 5 more years to change my mind I really miss fresh pig heart dissections now... Cadaver dissection is great for learning anatomy but it isn't quite the same.



    Haha totally You should have seen our first-aid training event. We had a joint session with hallam. Sheff uni medics vs Sheff hallam nurses. We have competitions between the two universities at least once a week! Interesting how they rank higher than us in courses like business tho... :holmes:

    SHEFFIELD UNI = UNIVERSITY OF THE YEAR!!! :woo:
    Pre-drinking with a bottle of white is so easy though.. can see it away in under half an hour with no effort at all :cheers:


    You do dissection as standard? :puppyeyes:
    Why isn't it the same? :dontknow:

    Is that ROAR or something? :dontknow:
    That's unusual :beard:

    :lolwut:
    If you say so :hand:
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    (Original post by Penguinsaysquack)
    You do dissection as standard? :puppyeyes:
    Why isn't it the same? :dontknow:
    Aside from the lack of the formaldehyde smell, the whole texture of the heart feels different. Back in highschool, we were able to pull back the heart muscles and see the features much more clearly. Whereas now it is clenched into a tight ball with blood clots everywhere. And according to our lecturers, many organs will look slightly different because of how they processed the body. That said, learning general anatomy through cadaver dissections is incredibly helpful.

    Is that ROAR or something? :dontknow:
    That's unusual :beard:
    Nope. Its normally at clubs like Embrace or Plug organised by groups like Viva La Fiesta.

    :lolwut:
    If you say so :hand:
    Yep. :yep:
 
 
 
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