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    Hi Pinkberry_y

    I'm a Medicine student from Spain, 2nd year; my family is moving to London and I'd like to know if i could transfer into Medicine for September 2017.

    Thanks

    (Original post by Pinkberry_y)
    I currently study at Imperial, so if anyone has any questions about studying medicine there, feel free to ask
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    Hi you study at Imperial College University?

    I'm a Medicine student from Spain, 2nd year; my family is moving to London and I'd like to know if i could transfer into Medicine for September 2017. Thanks

    (Original post by usycool1)
    You spend fair bit of time at Charing Cross Hospital too (which is actually in Hammersmith and not Charing Cross), and anatomy teaching/dissection happens there too. You may have some teaching at St Mary's but that's literally about 2 or 3 sessions in the entire two years. You might, although it's unlikely, have some tutorials in Hammersmith Hospital too (which is in Acton and not Hammersmith).



    Most I know tend to live around the Hammersmith area, near Charing Cross hospital.



    Yes, you can be, and the allocation seems to be random. My first placement was in St Peters (which is also shared with St George's Med School) which is in Surrey so it was a fair trek every day.



    Depends on your BSc as to wher you'd mostly be tbh.



    Tends to be a little earlier, except in the final years where you get hardly any time off.
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    (Original post by AortaStudyMore)
    You have a few in first year, including a big formative exam in january that assesses everything you learnt in first term. You also have a formative writeup to do a few weeks into your first term. You then have a couple of real exams at the end of second term, an exam in april, and then 3 exams in june (all summative)

    There isn't really anything formative in second year (apart from a small team based endocrinology formative), you have your real exams in like april/may and then another exam in june and that's it
    Thanks. What happens if you failed an exam? Can you resit?
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    (Original post by AortaStudyMore)
    They probably would offer help if you ask, the senior tutors are very helpful. I had money concerns at the end of my first year, and they had a chat with me (because we were sorting housing out around the exam period so I was extra stressed) and things worked out in the end. I'm now in my second year and getting a long reasonably well in terms of money, I have a job and I live with 4 friends in a good location. It's just a fact of life that money will be tight as a student, but you know, that's kind of the case at any uni...

    Don't worry about this now though, seriously, things work out. I genuinely thought I could be homeless in second year haha, because I thought that there would be no one for me to live with and that I wouldn't be able to afford it, it caused a lot of stress, but here I am still going
    Yeah thanks for that. I won't go skint or anything lol but South Ken is just so damn expensive! XD
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    (Original post by Happyals)
    Thanks. What happens if you failed an exam? Can you resit?
    You can resit each exam once, and if you fail those without good reason then you're unfortunately kicked out. It is very rare though, we had atleast 2 in our year, but we were a very very big year
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    (Original post by AortaStudyMore)
    You can resit each exam once, and if you fail those without good reason then you're unfortunately kicked out. It is very rare though, we had atleast 2 in our year, but we were a very very big year
    Fair enough. Are you happy with the standard of teaching? Doesnt having all the exams at the end of the year put you under a lot of pressure or do you get plenty of time to prepare once the teaching is finished? Sorry for all the questions just all medical schools seem to do things slightly differently
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    (Original post by Happyals)
    Fair enough. Are you happy with the standard of teaching? Doesnt having all the exams at the end of the year put you under a lot of pressure or do you get plenty of time to prepare once the teaching is finished? Sorry for all the questions just all medical schools seem to do things slightly differently
    Teaching's alright, some courses are better than others, for example endocrinology and pharmacology are taught very well, neuroscience and anatomy is not taught particularly well (but as I've said before, you have to do a lot of self study for anatomy). As for there being lots of pressure, well, it's just the same as at school right? At school you do your exams at the end of the year, it's no different at medical school. You get lots of time don't worry
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    (Original post by AortaStudyMore)
    Teaching's alright, some courses are better than others, for example endocrinology and pharmacology are taught very well, neuroscience and anatomy is not taught particularly well (but as I've said before, you have to do a lot of self study for anatomy). As for there being lots of pressure, well, it's just the same as at school right? At school you do your exams at the end of the year, it's no different at medical school. You get lots of time don't worry
    That's true! Thank you for answering all my questions - trying to decide between Imperial & UCL!
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    (Original post by Happyals)
    That's true! Thank you for answering all my questions - trying to decide between Imperial & UCL!
    Well, just bear in mind that imperial is the 3rd best medical school in the country and UCL is 5th

    I joke, don't use that as a reason!
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    (Original post by AortaStudyMore)
    Well, just bear in mind that imperial is the 3rd best medical school in the country and UCL is 5th

    I joke, don't use that as a reason!
    Imperial 4th in the QS world rankings & UCL 6th 😉. Although no I won't! Applied to both in hope I would get one of them but never expected to be in the very fortunate position of having the choice between them both & it's a tough decision! Thank you for your help 😊
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    I've received an offer from imperial last Wednesday- on ucas track- but I still haven't received an email. Should I be worried? Should I even be waiting for an email? And one last question- is there any chance that imperial can withdraw their offer?


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    (Original post by Johncenaofficial)
    I've received an offer from imperial last Wednesday- on ucas track- but I still haven't received an email. Should I be worried? Should I even be waiting for an email? And one last question- is there any chance that imperial can withdraw their offer?


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    If you have an offer on track then that's that, it's 100% legit and they can't take it back. Just focus on getting the grades now! :P
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    Should you initiate a handshake with ALL the interviewers?
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    (Original post by meMyself&I)
    Should you initiate a handshake with ALL the interviewers?
    Yes,
    I did this at my UCL interview and got an offer. I plan to do it at my Imperial one aswell. Just make sure it's a good hand shake.
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    Does anyone know how graduates are finding the A109 course? From my understanding it was a new course last year, so finding it slightly difficult to find any information about if it's actually good.
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    does anyone know how likely an offer is to be AAA rather than A*AA?
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    (Original post by caro99)
    does anyone know how likely an offer is to be AAA rather than A*AA?
    I think it's unlikely to get an offer of AAA, its more likely that you'll get A*AA (Imperials website even says the standard offer is likely to be A*AA rather than AAA)
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    (Original post by caro99)
    does anyone know how likely an offer is to be AAA rather than A*AA?
    Personally I come from one of the worst schools in England (something like the bottom 10%) and I got A*AA so I personally think that they're trying to stop giving AAA offers this year. I know one girl last year who came to my school and got AAA offer.


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    Received an offer last week "Offer" is A*A*A*- not really an offer since I'm a re-applicant, so they just want to check my certificates to make sure I wasn't using my application form as a space to write a sequel for Lord of the Rings
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    BMAT 6.3 7.5 4A, I got A*A*A*A*AB for A2 for Maths Bio Chem Further Maths Phys German respectively (German literally took twice the effort and time as any other subject and gave me a B- I'd advise dropping it if you still can, it's very inefficient and will drag down your other grades if you're not careful), message me if you need help with those pesky "how to get A* " advice, I was only predicted A*A*AAB for AS, so struggled a bit to get offers first time round. Taught myself further maths from scratch, sat AEA maths (got distinction) and tried harder in year 13 and it paid off. Don't give up even if you get no medical offers this year... I didn't
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    (Original post by Miles Edgeworth)
    Received an offer last week "Offer" is A*A*A*- not really an offer since I'm a re-applicant, so they just want to check my certificates to make sure I wasn't using my application form as a space to write a sequel for Lord of the Rings
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    BMAT 6.3 7.5 4A, I got A*A*A*A*AB for A2 for Maths Bio Chem Further Maths Phys German respectively (German literally took twice the effort and time as any other subject and gave me a B- I'd advise dropping it if you still can, it's very inefficient and will drag down your other grades if you're not careful), message me if you need help with those pesky "how to get A* " advice, I was only predicted A*A*AAB for AS, so struggled a bit to get offers first time round. Taught myself further maths from scratch, sat AEA maths (got distinction) and tried harder in year 13 and it paid off. Don't give up even if you get no medical offers this year... I didn't

    Congratulations, did you find ukcat and bmat easier the second time you did them?
 
 
 
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