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    Or do you just pass/fail?

    This is for UK medical schools.
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    Or do you just pass/fail?

    This is for UK medical schools.
    Depends on the course structure. If it's distinctly split into a pre-clinical phase and a clinical phase (e.g. the courses at Oxford and Cambridge), then you will get a degree at the end of the first three years which will be classified using the usual classification system and will be needed to progress into the clinical years.

    For most schools, it's just pass/fail, although your ranking in your year does determine where you can go for your foundation training, I think.
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    Pass/Fail though there may be internal grading.

    And if you intercalate (i.e. get an additional Ba or Bsc), that will be graded.
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    Depends on the course structure. If it's distinctly split into a pre-clinical phase and a clinical phase (e.g. the courses at Oxford and Cambridge), then you will get a degree at the end of the first three years which will be classified using the usual classification system and will be needed to progress into the clinical years.

    For most schools, it's just pass/fail, although your ranking in your year does determine where you can go for your foundation training, I think.
    Ah ok thanks! I'm on an integrated MBChB course at the moment so I guess it's just a pass/fail for me. Surely where you go for foundation training won't make that huge a difference to what speciality you want to pursue?

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    Pass/Fail though there may be internal grading.

    And if you intercalate (i.e. get an additional Ba or Bsc), that will be graded.
    Thanks, I don't think I'll be intercalating as the options on offer don't really appeal to me all that much and I don't think I'll get a high enough score to be offered to haha.
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    Ah ok thanks! I'm on an integrated MBChB course at the moment so I guess it's just a pass/fail for me. Surely where you go for foundation training won't make that huge a difference to what speciality you want to pursue?
    Probably not, but you might have a preference, as many people do. I'm not sure of this, though, because I'm not yet a medical student so don't take my word for it. I'll tag more qualified people, so check back in a bit.

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    Probably not, but you might have a preference, as many people do. I'm not sure of this, though, because I'm not yet a medical student so don't take my word for it. I'll tag more qualified people, so check back in a bit.

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    No, it doesn't really make a difference, but most people have some kind of preference for location/specialties by the end of med school, and having a higher academic score, combined with the SJT/random number generator, will allow you more chance to get those preferences. The academic ranking is actually a fairly small part of the whole foundation application though.

    There are also points available on later specialty training applications for getting prizes/distinctions at med school.
 
 
 
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