(Original post by Isaacchan)
hey, for medical students, if we cant provide proof of vaccination against Hep B,C, Meningitis C, MMR will the medical school/NHS provide us with it?
I did get vaccinated against Hep B in SAF (I was a medic) but I don't think I'm vaccinated against the rest. Thanks in advance
From what I remember (this is a few years ago so things might have changed):
- Hep B - I had to get tested by the university occupational health service despite already having been tested in Singapore and having the report. I think if you need to get a booster shot it's not covered under the NHS and you have to pay extra, but I could be wrong on this.
- Meningitis - I simply turned up at my GP practice, said I hadn't been vaccinated against Meningitis, and got vaccinated (I think they offer it if you're under 25 or so).
I'm not so sure about Hep C and MMR...
(Original post by Chad Storm)
moving along, when you guys come here, you mite wanna check out Three Mobile. its one of the many mobile service providers in the UK. Their current offer for the iPhone has created quite a buzz. You pay 69 pounds upfront for a iPhone 4 16GB White/Black. Internet usage is appealing! 2000 free talktime mins to any network, any time of the day. if you call a fellow Three Mobile subscriber, you get additional mins free which runs into the thousands(mins). the contract is a standard 2 year one. im unsure if you can see the link cos sometimes, pple from outside the UK can't gain access.
oh come on! don't pretend you don't know that once you finish your UK studies and return to SG, all you gotta do is to go to a shop and unlock the phone. and it will be compatible with the local providers.
so yeah. in a bit!!
I should add though that before you sign up to any mobile phone contract to check the coverage in your area. Some mobile phone networks have truly dire coverage in parts of the country (it's not like Singapore where you have almost perfect coverage everywhere). In fact the mobile network I'm on (O2) doesn't work if I'm anywhere below the 3rd floor of the building I work in...
(Original post by vladricketts)
hey guys i'm in ns currently and planning to apply for deferred entry for med in 2013. Since most unis require you to fly over to uk for interview, lets say if i apply 3 unis that require and (if i am fortunate) give me an interview, will i have to fly to uk 3 separate times or can i schedule the dates together so that i can just fly there once. And for guys, cos im still in ns, how many days of leave will i need to take to fly there for interview? thanks!
You can try to request particular dates (along the lines of "I'll be in the UK during this period of time") - the only catch is that universities might send out interview dates at different times which might make it a bit hard to coordinate (e.g. Oxbridge interview start of December, but other universities may keep interviewing all the way up to March or so).
There are universities that interview in Singapore for medicine though - the year I applied I believe these included Cambridge, QMUL, and Aberdeen. Also apparently Edinburgh doesn't interview at all...