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Social Life - Medical Student watch

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    Hi what is the social life like at university and how do you go about making friends? Is it possible to make friends with the people on your degree? I am applying to Medicine I take it I will not get much of a social life on that degree?

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    I'm friends with a few medics and one of my non-medic friends is friends with a whole bunch of them. Bearing in mind that we're freshers, they seem to have good social lives.
    Then again, medics tend to be segregated from the rest of the university, for example their own sport teams, formals, etc. You'll be fine. Just be aware that most of your time will probably be spent with only medics.

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    From a student nurse perspective, I can corroborate that your time will probably be spent with other medics, as my time is pretty much only spent with other student nurses. Students studying in the healthcare professions' degrees tend to form bonds with each other based on their very real-life experiences on placements, and the sheer nature of our degrees.

    Nursing is slightly different to medicine, as we do the full time shift work as a part of our degree. Medics, of course, do placements, however, I have never seen a medical student around a clinical area for a full 07:30-20:00 day shift. So, although medical degrees are incredibly academically challenging, all of your evenings will *technically* be free, so if you manage your time well enough, you should be able to balance some evenings studying with a few evenings socialising

    Hope that helps a bit. You may get some more accurate answers if you post in the specific medicine forum
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