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    (Original post by Alannah17)
    What is Medlink conference like at Nottingham University?
    My daughter went on it a few years ago - it put her off becoming a doctor - she is doing maths instead
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    (Original post by squeakysquirrel)
    My daughter went on it a few years ago - it put her off becoming a doctor - she is doing maths instead
    Oh right, really, what made her change her mind? And would you say it is beneficial?
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    (Original post by Alannah17)
    What is Medlink conference like at Nottingham University?
    I went on it. I guess you could say it was useful in confirming my choice of medicine, but aside from that it is a waste of money. Basically they tell you about the say to day work of various specialties, and all of the information given can be found on the internet. Your time would be much better spent doing your own research, attending open lectures about medicine, and doing work experience. All of which is free.

    It's largely a money-making scam - you fork out like £250 to go, then throughout the thing they will try and sell you add-ons. When I went, the main speaker claimed to have failed all his A-levels, and yet managed to get a place at Cambridge to study medicine. Later found out he want even a doctor, just a motivational speaker who lied. Overall, it's a brilliant business idea, you get loads of applicants and their parents willing do or spend anything to get them an advantage. But for the applicant, I'd think twice before spending the money.


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    Oh right, really, what made her change her mind? And would you say it is beneficial?
    Oh she is a bit of a socialist and just felt that it was elitist - I think she found all the public schoolboys a bit much. She would have made a terrible doctor - she has no time for whingers and fat people or indeed the mentally ill - and her advice to anyone ill would have been "oh pull yourself together" That is why she does maths.
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    (Original post by Asklepios)
    I went on it. I guess you could say it was useful in confirming my choice of medicine, but aside from that it is a waste of money. Basically they tell you about the say to day work of various specialties, and all of the information given can be found on the internet. Your time would be much better spent doing your own research, attending open lectures about medicine, and doing work experience. All of which is free.

    It's largely a money-making scam - you fork out like £250 to go, then throughout the thing they will try and sell you add-ons. When I went, the main speaker claimed to have failed all his A-levels, and yet managed to get a place at Cambridge to study medicine. Later found out he want even a doctor, just a motivational speaker who lied. Overall, it's a brilliant business idea, you get loads of applicants and their parents willing do or spend anything to get them an advantage. But for the applicant, I'd think twice before spending the money.


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    Thank you for the advice, i have already booked a place for December i only paid £199 for the 3 day Conference, hopefully it will help me confirm my choice on whether to stick with my aspiration of being a doctor. And wow i cant believe that, i hope i dont regret going on this experience, but im sure it will be fine.
    Did they do different activities while you where there or is it all just talks.
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    (Original post by squeakysquirrel)
    Oh she is a bit of a socialist and just felt that it was elitist - I think she found all the public schoolboys a bit much. She would have made a terrible doctor - she has no time for whingers and fat people or indeed the mentally ill - and her advice to anyone ill would have been "oh pull yourself together" That is why she does maths.
    Haha aww okay, i wish her all the best and thanks for the reply
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    They'll tell you not to go off-site, but if you don't want to eat the much they serve up in halls (especially Cavendish) then there's a Subway just across the motorway.
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    (Original post by Alannah17)
    Thank you for the advice, i have already booked a place for December i only paid £199 for the 3 day Conference, hopefully it will help me confirm my choice on whether to stick with my aspiration of being a doctor. And wow i cant believe that, i hope i dont regret going on this experience, but im sure it will be fine.
    Did they do different activities while you where there or is it all just talks.
    It certainly was good fun staying in halls and almost being like a medical student for a little while.

    It's not all talks, there were a few practical sessions as well - from what I remember: emergency scenarios, how to use a stethoscope, etc etc


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    (Original post by Asklepios)
    It certainly was good fun staying in halls and almost being like a medical student for a little while.

    It's not all talks, there were a few practical sessions as well - from what I remember: emergency scenarios, how to use a stethoscope, etc etc


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    Really thats good, so after your experience at medlink did you still want to study medicine or did it make you change your mind.
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    (Original post by squeakysquirrel)
    Oh she is a bit of a socialist and just felt that it was elitist - I think she found all the public schoolboys a bit much. She would have made a terrible doctor - she has no time for whingers and fat people or indeed the mentally ill - and her advice to anyone ill would have been "oh pull yourself together" That is why she does maths.
    ahaha what?
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    (Original post by Harvey Dent)
    They'll tell you not to go off-site, but if you don't want to eat the much they serve up in halls (especially Cavendish) then there's a Subway just across the motorway.
    right, okay and nice. did you personally have a good experience there yourself?
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    (Original post by Alannah17)
    right, okay and nice. did you personally have a good experience there yourself?
    Absolutely, if nothing else then you'll meet a lot of like-minded people. The presentations were very variable though, some were really informative whilst some were definitely less useful.
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    (Original post by Harvey Dent)
    Absolutely, if nothing else then you'll meet a lot of like-minded people. The presentations were very variable though, some were really informative whilst some were definitely less useful.
    Cool, thank you
    Did you do the forensic day, as ive heard that it is quite good, as i was just wondering what it is they do on that day.
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    (Original post by Alannah17)
    Cool, thank you
    Did you do the forensic day, as ive heard that it is quite good, as i was just wondering what it is they do on that day.
    I'm afraid I did not, no, although I heard good things about it
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    (Original post by Harvey Dent)
    I'm afraid I did not, no, although I heard good things about it
    oh okay thanks anyway, do you know of any other medical experience days that you would recommend?
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    (Original post by Alannah17)
    oh okay thanks anyway, do you know of any other medical experience days that you would recommend?
    I didn't go on any others, I eventually didn't end up doing Medicine. The most enjoyable thing I did though was work experience, so if you can get any of that then it'd be really beneficial

    Actually, if you're looking to go into medicine then work experience is a must, you don't have a choice
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    (Original post by Harvey Dent)
    I didn't go on any others, I eventually didn't end up doing Medicine. The most enjoyable thing I did though was work experience, so if you can get any of that then it'd be really beneficial

    Actually, if you're looking to go into medicine then work experience is a must, you don't have a choice
    Okay haha, thanks
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    You're better off doing a medicine summer school (which most are free) you get os much more out of there. I went to the Nottingham summer school a couple of weeks back, we got to actually do an arms and heart dissection :3 not to mention, I got the chance to talk to maths, medicine, English, engineering, history politics students for a whole week giving me far more advice the they give you at the med link.
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    (Original post by kkboyk)
    You're better off doing a medicine summer school (which most are free) you get os much more out of there. I went to the Nottingham summer school a couple of weeks back, we got to actually do an arms and heart dissection :3 not to mention, I got the chance to talk to maths, medicine, English, engineering, history politics students for a whole week giving me far more advice the they give you at the med link.
    i didnt know there were medicine summer camps, and wow i'd love that, always wanted to dissect somthing lol, bet that was great fun! and really thats fab, so how do i go about doing it, is it just a signing up and booking thing?
 
 
 
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