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    (Original post by TattyBoJangles)
    Aside from being in a state of confusion for the first few days and meeting loads of people in awkward encounters, we had a few introductory lectures and were set some work. Nothing too hard, but it was given to us at 9am in the first Monday..

    The standard question during Freshers is "what are you studying / where are you staying?"
    It got to the point where I'd asked it so much that when I had my occupational health appointment, I actually ended up asking the nurse those questions -.-

    Edit: I'm keeping a freshers blog, the link to which is in my sig. Which reminds me, I need to write my freshers week entry..

    Aww okay haha I'll need to remember those two questions - hopefully theyll come in handy
    Aww homework sooo soon Lol that must have been pretty awkward - I hope she didnt reply by saying she was staying in the same hall as you haha !!!

    I shall take a look at the blog


    Edit: someone needs to get a life hahah!!!!
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    Hey guys are there any good mnemonics for AR except NSPC? I have heard about CATSPENIS but don't really know what it stands for

    And people who have already done the UKCAT, was the AR section of equivalent difficulty to the AR section in the 600 UKCAT book (old version). In the book it soooooo difficult and absolutely stupid. I posted this on the ukcat thread but no one replied over there -.-


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    (Original post by Richyp22)
    Can't believe it's time to apply for ucas again!

    Hows everyones gap years going? enjoying it? going fast? It's around this time I was told is the hardest as most of our friends go off to uni for freshers and all that.

    Also I would advise people to join the skype interview group when that comes around, very good way of getting practice for interviews.
    It's going okay... I would have liked to have had a job by now and it is difficult now 90% of my friends are moving hundreds of miles away. But I've got hospital volunteering and a trip to Canada set up and I'm excited for the UCAS cycle to get into full swing so I can obsessively check my emails and track
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    (Original post by Richyp22)
    Can't believe it's time to apply for ucas again!

    Hows everyones gap years going? enjoying it? going fast? It's around this time I was told is the hardest as most of our friends go off to uni for freshers and all that.

    Also I would advise people to join the skype interview group when that comes around, very good way of getting practice for interviews.

    (Original post by SusieShire)
    It's going okay... I would have liked to have had a job by now and it is difficult now 90% of my friends are moving hundreds of miles away. But I've got hospital volunteering and a trip to Canada set up and I'm excited for the UCAS cycle to get into full swing so I can obsessively check my emails and track
    Its tough seeing your friends move away (it was for me anyway) and start enjoying freshers. Just focus on your opportunity this year to work with a socialise with people who you wouldn't normally spend large amounts of time with (i.e. those who didn't get the chance to go to university, and people many years older than you).

    Try not to get sucked in to the obsessive track/email checking, though that is obviously easier said than done. Now I'm just waiting to start I'm almost feeling a little nostalgic for all the UCAS craziness (there's clearly something wrong with me, I know )
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    I'm so sorry if this has been asked already but just wanted to know if anyone who used medify found its QR questions easier than/about the same as/more difficult than the actual exam?
    I'm quite worried as I'm finding it quite difficult!
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    (Original post by lovelycup7)
    I'm so sorry if this has been asked already but just wanted to know if anyone who used medify found its QR questions easier than/about the same as/more difficult than the actual exam?
    I'm quite worried as I'm finding it quite difficult!
    I would say its about the same or slightly more difficult.

    However, I think I got slightly harder questions than most people so hopefully yours are easier. I've seen people say that their QR was easier than medify.

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    (Original post by hawflo)
    Hi, you're welcome. I'm a third year pharmacology student so I'm applying for postgraduate medicine for the first time. I have applied for undergraduate medicine in the past and failed to get an interview! I fainted today, which is weird because I've worked as a theatre HCA where I did not faint once, even during the bloodiest of procedures!

    I'm definitely going to mention it because I learnt a lot during my Gap year; good luck with you're application
    You fainted? Damn!

    Good luck to you too!!!


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    (Original post by Dr.Ugs)
    You fainted? Damn!

    Good luck to you too!!!


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    hello,
    if you dont' mind what was your ukcat score last year?
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    (Original post by purple and gold)
    hello,
    if you dont' mind what was your ukcat score last year?
    600 wbu


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    (Original post by jojo1995)
    What happens at the start of freshers ?
    To paraphrase a well-known saying... "If you can remember Freshers Week, you weren't really there"
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    (Original post by SuziieB)
    I would say its about the same or slightly more difficult.

    However, I think I got slightly harder questions than most people so hopefully yours are easier. I've seen people say that their QR was easier than medify.

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    Okay, thank you! I really hope it is easier! (Maths is my absolute worst nightmare :bawling: )
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    Whilst working as a HCA, and even more commonly while I was on work experience: was I the only one constantly told by doctors / healthcare professionals how much they hate their jobs and then went on to advise you on doing dentistry? It's constant. Makes me really want a sit down and think about this all, when thats all they ever tell me.
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    (Original post by ameelia22)
    Whilst working as a HCA, and even more commonly while I was on work experience: was I the only one constantly told by doctors / healthcare professionals how much they hate their jobs and then went on to advise you on doing dentistry? It's constant. Makes me really want a sit down and think about this all, when thats all they ever tell me.
    One consultant laughed at me because I was considering medicine, he was like "don't do it, you don't know what you're getting yourself into" another doctor told me to do dentistry. It's common but if we don't try, we never know!
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    (Original post by ameelia22)
    Whilst working as a HCA, and even more commonly while I was on work experience: was I the only one constantly told by doctors / healthcare professionals how much they hate their jobs and then went on to advise you on doing dentistry? It's constant. Makes me really want a sit down and think about this all, when thats all they ever tell me.

    (Original post by NikoB)
    One consultant laughed at me because I was considering medicine, he was like "don't do it, you don't know what you're getting yourself into" another doctor told me to do dentistry. It's common but if we don't try, we never know!
    I have been told the same. However, another Doctor jokingly reassured me and said "In this world, there are two types of doctors. Type 1 - Doctors that love their job, and- Type 2- doctors that hate it. The reason to why people like you and me are entering the field of medicine, is due to the prospect of being the former."
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    (Original post by frogs r everywhere)
    I have been told the same. However, another Doctor jokingly reassured me and said "In this world, there are two types of doctors. Type 1 - Doctors that love their job, and- Type 2- doctors that hate it. The reason to why people like you and me are entering the field of medicine, is due to the prospect of being the former."
    That is true indeed. We don't know until we have a taste, it'd be a shame to leave medicine after all those years in med school, money etc.
    also with work experience being pretty much compulsory, I'd like to think a lot of us will enjoy the job.
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    (Original post by ameelia22)
    Whilst working as a HCA, and even more commonly while I was on work experience: was I the only one constantly told by doctors / healthcare professionals how much they hate their jobs and then went on to advise you on doing dentistry? It's constant. Makes me really want a sit down and think about this all, when thats all they ever tell me.

    (Original post by NikoB)
    One consultant laughed at me because I was considering medicine, he was like "don't do it, you don't know what you're getting yourself into" another doctor told me to do dentistry. It's common but if we don't try, we never know!
    I've never been told to do dentistry (and I'm sure many dentists would argue its a poor alternative, if what many dental applicants experience is anything to go by) but I have been told by people how much they hate their jobs, and not to bother because its not worth it (and this includes time after I received offers). I think its important to listen to them though as they have their reasons (particularly F1s) and think about whether its what you really want and whether the years of study and years of training after that are worth it. I think this is why doing work/volunteering in a hospital (rather than shadowing) is so useful, you get to see the **** they have to put up with everyday, people aren't extra nice to you (because you're on work experience) and no-one is trying to make your day interesting.

    Also everyone has bad days, I have many moans/rants about my current job, but hope any pharmacy students/pre-reg pharmacists don't take me too seriously
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    (Original post by manupalace)
    I've never been told to do dentistry (and I'm sure many dentists would argue its a poor alternative, if what many dental applicants experience is anything to go by) but I have been told by people how much they hate their jobs, and not to bother because its not worth it (and this includes time after I received offers). I think its important to listen to them though as they have their reasons (particularly F1s) and think about whether its what you really want and whether the years of study and years of training after that are worth it. I think this is why doing work/volunteering in a hospital (rather than shadowing) is so useful, you get to see the **** they have to put up with everyday, people aren't extra nice to you (because you're on work experience) and no-one is trying to make your day interesting.

    Also everyone has bad days, I have many moans/rants about my current job, but hope any pharmacy students/pre-reg pharmacists don't take me too seriously
    Totally agree with you on the work/volunteer thing. I have worked as a HCA for 9months and some of the **** docs put up with can be annoying!
    However the majority love their job including one working at A&E!
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    (Original post by ameelia22)
    Whilst working as a HCA, and even more commonly while I was on work experience: was I the only one constantly told by doctors / healthcare professionals how much they hate their jobs and then went on to advise you on doing dentistry? It's constant. Makes me really want a sit down and think about this all, when thats all they ever tell me.
    Defo think about it I think ... My dentist told me the dental industry is crap and should reconsider dentistry then I got 4 rejections for dentistry- I was gutted and during other dental placements people would tell me to do medicine instead ... My gears was set on dentistry ... Then I got into dentistry through clearing moral of the story is consider alm options - pros and cons and all but follow your own head and heart - do what yiu think is best for you - although it may seem tough, if it's meant to be, it will be!
    Meditation is also good for trying to decide

    But dentists struggle alot too ... But for many of them the pros of the job ie patient satisfaction outweigh the negatives
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    (Original post by Pastaferian)
    To paraphrase a well-known saying... "If you can remember Freshers Week, you weren't really there"
    Oh gosh ... What's the point in going if you don't remember haha ... Sounds like a trick week ahead loool Ty for the reply
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    I think I have just wasted a year because I may not get into medicine anymore. I had my UKCAT today and i scored quite well i average 715 but i got 510 in the verbal reasoning section. Dose that mean i can't apply because i heard most med schools don't accept a score less than 600 in any section.
 
 
 
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