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In different courses there is a ranking system e.g. First or a 2:1. Does this system exist for medicine and does it exist at all unis or just some?
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In different courses there is a ranking system e.g. First or a 2:1. Does this system exist for medicine and does it exist at all unis or just some?
Basically no. Most unis give a pass and a small number of candidates are given distinction.
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In different courses there is a ranking system e.g. First or a 2:1. Does this system exist for medicine and does it exist at all unis or just some?
No, medical degrees are pass/fail. Some universities may have their own awards of merit/distinction/'with honours' but these do not make any difference apart from something to add on the CV. That said, when it comes to applying for your first job, your decile in medical school is one of the main things that is used to rank applicants.
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In different courses there is a ranking system e.g. First or a 2:1. Does this system exist for medicine and does it exist at all unis or just some?
The BSc or BA part of medicine does come with a classification though.
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No, medical degrees are pass/fail. Some universities may have their own awards of merit/distinction/'with honours' but these do not make any difference apart from something to add on the CV. That said, when it comes to applying for your first job, your decile in medical school is one of the main things that is used to rank applicants.
Hey mate can you expand on the decile point? How many deciles do they split the batch into? Where is it stated which decile you're in? thanks.
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Hey mate can you expand on the decile point? How many deciles do they split the batch into? Where is it stated which decile you're in? thanks.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decile

You should get a ranking (which you can use to work out your decile if they don't tell you) with every set of exam results; your final decile is based on an amalgamation of all your med school exam results.
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Hey mate can you expand on the decile point? How many deciles do they split the batch into? Where is it stated which decile you're in? thanks.
Deciles are, as the name suggests tenths!
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Also, Cambridge do use the 1st/2.1system, but are the only uni to do so.
Only for pre-clin/intercalated year, unless they've changed since I graduated.
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