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Do either of the above offer intercalated BSc degrees???
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theyre crap
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theyre crap
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u should look up their websites to find out, or look in the prospectuses.
i would imagine they would, as an optional extra.
imperial and ucl are ones that i know definately every1 has to do it, so the medical course is 6 yrs.
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u should look up their websites to find out, or look in the prospectuses.
i would imagine they would, as an optional extra.
imperial and ucl are ones that i know definately every1 has to do it, so the medical course is 6 yrs.
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Are they forced to do it at imp and ucl? It seems a bit daft.
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Do either of the above offer intercalated BSc degrees???

brishton/sussex ish
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Are they forced to do it at imp and ucl? It seems a bit daft.
yea it's part of the course, everyone does a 'science year' at imperial it's 4th year, ucl it's anytime u choose after 2nd yr.
it's one of the pros/cons of the course. a reason why u want to go there, or don't want to.
personally i think it's a gd idea cos i like science and don't mind studying a pure science course for a yr...if u want to pursue a career involving research, u have an advantage over those who didn't do a bsc. i think it's good to know some area in more detail than u would normally be taught.
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All medical school will offer the option of an intercalated degree, but only some make it compulsory. Personally as contrast it was the last thing I wanted to do, I went into medicine to be a doctor not to sit in lectures all day long.

I do however know people who have doen them and loved them, it just depends what kinda person you are. I'd reccommend going to a uni where it is optional though as I thought i'd want to do one before i went but I've since changed my mind. This way you'd get the option.
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All medical school will offer the option of an intercalated degree, but only some make it compulsory. Personally as contrast it was the last thing I wanted to do, I went into medicine to be a doctor not to sit in lectures all day long.

I do however know people who have doen them and loved them, it just depends what kinda person you are. I'd reccommend going to a uni where it is optional though as I thought i'd want to do one before i went but I've since changed my mind. This way you'd get the option.
I hate how the government is opening up all these sodding new medical schools, and here's why.
What they don't tell you is they aren't expanding clinical places at the same rate. So some people end up without a clinical place. The student doctor groups following around the house officers are now twice as big as a few years ago.
and the new medical schools don't have university hospitals nearby.

I know the government needs to do something but i think they're going about it the wrong way. I honestly believe in this idea to make a central NHS university to train up all medical professionals, with new hospitals nearby to encourage top doctors to relocate.
If medical students and nursing students intermingled a bit more, i think we'd get a much better situation in the upcoming professionals
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Do either of the above offer intercalated BSc degrees???
yes peninsula offer intercaled degrees but the places are limited at the moment, more money is coming in so more places are coming up, their intake is growing each year. at the moment for the current 2nd years there are 10 places available.
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I know the government needs to do something but i think they're going about it the wrong way. I honestly believe in this idea to make a central NHS university to train up all medical professionals, with new hospitals nearby to encourage top doctors to relocate.
If medical students and nursing students intermingled a bit more, i think we'd get a much better situation in the upcoming professionals
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strongly agree, medicine these days is all about the team and seeing how all the interdisciplinary team memebers work and interact together is integral to the sucess of the nhs. the workforce is the legs that the nhs stand on, if they cant work together the whole thing will fall over

actually its not as bleak as you might think, im a second year medical student at pms, a lot of how we are trained and the type of community and clinical experience is strongly based around giving us an awareness of all the roles of different team members, and in problem based learnign sessions we are expected to research the roles and responsibilities of different team members so its not just nurses but physios,midwives, speech therapists, community services, social workers, technicians, everyone really any way ive been dribbling on for far too long! byee
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The BMedSci is part of the 5 year course at Nottingham (unlike all other medschools)

Here at Notts they've drastically increased the number of medstudents in the last few years - so much so they've had to extend a lecture theatre.

My year is bad enough - there are currently 9 students on my firm which is too many for a single ward. In the past, there were 5 or 6. I dread to think what will happen in a couple of years time. To make matters worse, the years below me will be affected by the GEM course at Derby, as this new course will naturally "take" placements at Derby hospitals where a substantial proportion of the NOtts medics train. We're going to have to travel further afield - We'll have to travel to places like Lincoln.
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I'm gonna be applying to them cosa they are crap.
3 good uns, one crap one so at least I get a place somewhere!
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peninsula isnt easy to get into....

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peninsula isnt easy to get into....

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No Medschool is easy to get into.
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Well medical schools in general aren't easy to get into, but I think peninsula is down the bottom end of the scale of med schools in terms of admissions and reputation. One of my friends from school had an offer from them and he didn't seem particularly keen on being a doctor and wasn't academic (he ended up getting DDD in A-Levels so couldn't go there either!).
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We have a new medical school at keele, and its in partnership with Manchester. There is a university hospital too
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The BMedSci is part of the 5 year course at Nottingham (unlike all other medschools)

Here at Notts they've drastically increased the number of medstudents in the last few years - so much so they've had to extend a lecture theatre.

My year is bad enough - there are currently 9 students on my firm which is too many for a single ward. In the past, there were 5 or 6. I dread to think what will happen in a couple of years time. To make matters worse, the years below me will be affected by the GEM course at Derby, as this new course will naturally "take" placements at Derby hospitals where a substantial proportion of the NOtts medics train. We're going to have to travel further afield - We'll have to travel to places like Lincoln.
BSci as part of a 5 year course..? Can't be. and if it is then it aint worth the paper its on. Has to be at least 51/2 years (cambridge had the same style until this year)
As for the working at lincoln hospital - nasty business. not the nicest or easiest to get to of places. you'd have to train to lincoln and then bus out of the city.
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BSci as part of a 5 year course..? Can't be. and if it is then it aint worth the paper its on. Has to be at least 51/2 years (cambridge had the same style until this year)
As for the working at lincoln hospital - nasty business. not the nicest or easiest to get to of places. you'd have to train to lincoln and then bus out of the city.
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Notts do offer a BMedSci integrated into their 5 year course, seems a bit strange as I always thought the intercalated BSc was condensing a 3 year degree into 1 year (as in joining the third year of a science BSc degree programme as medicine covers most of the modules before?). To do this in a 5 year course would mean covering the medical curriculum as well as another degree's specialised modules..? I'm confused.
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BSci as part of a 5 year course..? Can't be. and if it is then it aint worth the paper its on. Has to be at least 51/2 years (cambridge had the same style until this year)
As for the working at lincoln hospital - nasty business. not the nicest or easiest to get to of places. you'd have to train to lincoln and then bus out of the city.
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I think you might find it is - as I've done it! It's a BMedSci (Hons). It's VERY intense. It's externally moderated just like other degrees, so is up to the required standard.

Cambridge have much longer holidays than we have at Notts, so that makes up a lot of time. As for lincoln, I'm not keen on the idea either - I probably won't get sent there, but if I do, I shall be staying in the accommo. No way I'm travelling everyday. I'll have a car soon, but that would be a nightmare.
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