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    (Original post by *Dreamer*)
    hey there

    OK so its quite different in third year because you have rotate through different specialties so no week is the same...

    in second year, we are in hospital 2 days of the week, pbl three times a fortnight (monday, friday then the following friday for example). At some point in the year you have a GP slot, so for 1 day a week for 6ish weeks you travel somewhere in Liverpool to a GP practice, and the following week have a UCCT session, which is a session where you discuss with a group and practising doctor cases you have seen and diseases etc...
    Second year is hectic because you also have 2 SSMs (allocated research time for 4 weeks each) which is great for time off, but depending on your topic may mean you are exceptionally busy. Most people attempt to use the time to catch up on missed work and revision. HARC is a great anatomy resource centre with fantastic teaching - that's once a week at Liverpool. You have 4 lectures a week in second year, 2 on Monday, 2 on Friday, each lasting an hour. These are introductory lectures, i.e. they dont really teach you anything, you gauge throughout the year which ones are worth going to. Your clinical knowledge increases vastly due to the amount of time you spend seeing and examining patients in hospital, sitting in clinics and being on ward rounds. You have random communication skills sessions in the year too, with actors coming in pretending to be angry/upset patients.

    First year (it seems so long ago now!), you had a 1 hr lecture every morning. Again pbl 3 times a fortnight. You have a once a week clinical skills session where for 2 hours you are taught by specialist nurses clinical skills. You have a lot more comms skills sessions and have a community rotation where you research child development. You have 1 SSM this year as well. HARC is also once a week.

    Sorry if this was all over the place, I hope this gives you an idea of the course. Remember, there is no spoon feeding at Liverpool xx
    Can i ask whether the progress in the pbl sessions is monitored by an academic tutor?
    Also can you speak regularly to a professor if you are struggling to understand something?
    Before each PBL session do you have to spend a lot of time in the library researching the topics?
    How many hours a day would you say you worked in your first year, second year and third year?
    Are the lectures and PBL sessions separate, are different things covered in these sessions? Or do you go over the PBL in the lecture?

    Thanks! Sorry about all the questions!
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    (Original post by medicdreamer)
    Can i ask whether the progress in the pbl sessions is monitored by an academic tutor?
    Also can you speak regularly to a professor if you are struggling to understand something?
    Before each PBL session do you have to spend a lot of time in the library researching the topics?
    How many hours a day would you say you worked in your first year, second year and third year?
    Are the lectures and PBL sessions separate, are different things covered in these sessions? Or do you go over the PBL in the lecture?

    Thanks! Sorry about all the questions!
    Hey

    Yeah every PBL session is monitored by a facilitator, this is (most of the time) someone within the healthcare profession, could be a doctor, psychologist, researcher etc. Depending on their background they can be really useful and guide you in the right direction...or not

    If you have a specific question on a topic, the likelihood is you can get the email of the lecturer you have during that week/2 weeks whose specialty is within that area who could help you. But to be perfectly honest, you'll probably do better just referring to a textbook or the internet.

    Well between PBL sessions, you should be reading up and covering the objectives that you made in your first session. Whether this is in the library or at home is completely personal preference.

    Errrrr I have no idea about how many hours I worked, I'll say this, I worked hard in 1st year and twice as hard in 2nd year. I havent started PBL for this year yet.

    No, PBL is the central focus of the course. PBL is compulsory, lectures are not. Lectures are purely introductory or just give you a broad overview. I.e. during the alcohol module, you could have a lecture explaining the basics behind alcohol metabolism and its effects on the body. This would help answer one of your PBL objectives
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    Hello
    Im just wondering if three A* predictions will make up for a GCSE score of 16/18 in anyway. Or do they just look at the gcse score?
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    (Original post by *Dreamer*)
    Hey

    Yeah every PBL session is monitored by a facilitator, this is (most of the time) someone within the healthcare profession, could be a doctor, psychologist, researcher etc. Depending on their background they can be really useful and guide you in the right direction...or not

    If you have a specific question on a topic, the likelihood is you can get the email of the lecturer you have during that week/2 weeks whose specialty is within that area who could help you. But to be perfectly honest, you'll probably do better just referring to a textbook or the internet.

    Well between PBL sessions, you should be reading up and covering the objectives that you made in your first session. Whether this is in the library or at home is completely personal preference.

    Errrrr I have no idea about how many hours I worked, I'll say this, I worked hard in 1st year and twice as hard in 2nd year. I havent started PBL for this year yet.

    No, PBL is the central focus of the course. PBL is compulsory, lectures are not. Lectures are purely introductory or just give you a broad overview. I.e. during the alcohol module, you could have a lecture explaining the basics behind alcohol metabolism and its effects on the body. This would help answer one of your PBL objectives
    Hi so from your personal experience, did PBL greatly help you pass your exams?
    Did you basically self-teach yourself all the stuff then?
    Do a lot of people fail their exams because they go very wrong in PBL sessions?
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    (Original post by medicdreamer)
    Hi so from your personal experience, did PBL greatly help you pass your exams?
    Did you basically self-teach yourself all the stuff then?
    Do a lot of people fail their exams because they go very wrong in PBL sessions?
    Urm if you did the work, you'll pass.
    Yes.
    Well theres official objectives to compare your own against, so the idea is you cant go in the wrong direction. And not alot of people fail (as far as I know)
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    I got BBCCE in AS Biology, English Lit, Chemistry, Critical Thinking and Maths respectively. I'm also doing the full Arabic A-level this year so will be predicted AAAB dropping maths and CT. I've got 8A*s and 3As at GCSE (for the full overview of my situation see "Medicine Applicant but CRAP AS GRADES?!" thread) and I really want to apply to Liverpool, I really like the PBL nature of it and my dad has worked in the city before and he liked it as well. Cuz im part of Realising Opportunities I also get a reduced offer from Liverpool at ABB but would I still be at a disadvantage with my grades?
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    Deffo applying, can't wait!!!


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    Need a little bit of help! Do you think I should apply to liverpool

    GCSE's: 1A*, 7A's, 3B's so 17/18 on the scoring system, also my GCSE's have extenuating circumstances.
    AS: ABBC (re-taking the C)
    Lots of personal experience of medicine through being in and out of hospital most of my life! Please help
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    Is anybody going to the Liverpool open day on the 28th? I was going to Liverpool to get my passport renewed on the 28th and I just saw that the open day was on the same day haha, what chance.
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    my stats

    GCSE's - 6A* and 4A

    I resat due to mitigating circumstances so currently have 2 AS levels and 1 full A level

    AS Level -
    a in biology
    a in chemistry

    A level -
    A in geography

    Predicted - A*AA (Biology, Chemistry and Psychology)
    What are my chances?
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    Hi, just wondering about the GCSE requirements at Liverpool! I've got 7a*s, 3as. If I apply here, will I be given the same score as somebody with all As due to the A*/A=2? Or would I be given preference?

    Thanks
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    (Original post by stotttyy)
    my stats

    GCSE's - 6A* and 4A

    I resat due to mitigating circumstances so currently have 2 AS levels and 1 full A level

    AS Level -
    a in biology
    a in chemistry

    A level -
    A in geography

    Predicted - A*AA (Biology, Chemistry and Psychology)
    What are my chances?
    Yeah if the medical school will accept an application then your chances are as good as any.

    (Original post by MedSchoolHope4)
    Hi, just wondering about the GCSE requirements at Liverpool! I've got 7a*s, 3as. If I apply here, will I be given the same score as somebody with all As due to the A*/A=2? Or would I be given preference?

    Thanks
    You would be treated the same as someone with all As.
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    Hey... any international applicant? :P
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    Im another resit applicant. REEEALLLy want to go to liverpool, but also applied to lancaster exeter and plymouth.

    My stats are - Gcse 4A* 7A
    As-AABB
    Alevel-AAB

    really want an inteview anywhere this year, recieved all rejections last year so lets hope i get in this year.

    My ukcat is 702.5- would this be considered safe for exeter.plymouth.

    Thanks guys and good luck, any advice would be much appreciated
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    Have i got good chances here:

    4A*s, 4As 2Bs 2Cs for GCSE A*A*A for Sciences, A* Maths and B english lang
    AAB AS levels
    Taking an extra AS level during my A2 currently predicted AAA(a)
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    i had an offer last year but ended up getting getting AAB, so im resitting, would the fact that i had an offer put me at a disadvantage or not? and would it still be on their records?
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    (Original post by flamegoblin0)
    Have i got good chances here:

    4A*s, 4As 2Bs 2Cs for GCSE A*A*A for Sciences, A* Maths and B english lang
    AAB AS levels
    Taking an extra AS level during my A2 currently predicted AAA(a)
    You would get 17/18 for GCSE's which is good enough, the rest depends on how good your personal statement is.
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    Just wondering if I have a chance here
    Gcses 2A* 5As 2bs
    a level predictions AAA
    ****load of work experience and volunteering
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    [QUOTE=medicdreamer;44621982]You would get 17/18 for GCSE's which is good enough, the rest depends on how good your personal statement is.[/QUOs it top 9 gcses?
 
 
 
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