Picking a med schoolWatch
Prestige means pretty much nothing in Medicine, prehaps if you're going into postgrad, but for most people it will make no difference :-)
Of course, it is blinded for FY1. So I guess tactically, you could be completely cynical and take the opposite approach, and look up the UCAS points entry/average SJT score/average postgraduate exam pass rate of each medical school cohort, and choose the worst one to maximise your chances of getting a good decile.
Otherwise the only other reason not to choose Edinburgh would be you like Glasgow the city better or you like PBL.
Now i know Edinburgh does prosection (imo pretty ironic for what was once the home of surgical innovation not to mention Burke and Hare), not sure if Glasgow does it or not, that could also be a reason.
Thanks everyone, that pretty much sums up what I'm hearing from a lot of people! I've had the chance to talk to few Glasgow students who love it there and feel they're better prepared than some others to go into clinical practice; I know they've reduced their proposition of PBL quite a bit and their utilisation of a wide variety of teaching methods appeals to me. The issue with Edinburgh is that it's hard to find medical students from there to pick their brains, so I don't know as much about it!
You'll be able to find people there to help you with questions hopefully. Or at least others deciding between the same choices.
There are a few Edinburgh medics on TSR who might be able to help. Asklepios is one.
The structure of the course: Hardcore lectures, vs early clinical contact, PBL, traditional, integrated etc
The location of the uni: Environment, housing, stuff to do, cost of living
Picking a medschool based on their average SJT score is probably the most ******ed thing I've ever heard. You're going to be there for 5 years, day in, day out. Pick somewhere that will make you happy.