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    (Original post by Helenia)
    Yep, I'd stick with that. I assume he doesn't have to resit the essay papers, so I'm not so sure that the Wyllie lectures would be essential (managed to write an amazingly shite essay on them, had to make up a few cyclin/cdks when I realised how little I knew ).
    partially true, although cell cycle and cancer signalling does occasionally rear its ugly head in extended matching, or even BOF questions.

    but irvine and standart and bell are the three most important in that order, by far.
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    (Original post by KHL)
    MEMORIZE bell, STANDART, rubery (if possible), IRVINE, WYLLIE, and bin the rest. gay might be useful, but not quite necessary to pass. that got me through MIMS... hope it helps. i borrowed VVP from a 2nd year medic, but only touched it once or twice in the entire year... totally notes-dependent in easter... so you CAN survive without a textbook.

    oh, and if possible, try going to the college lib and sit down and practise a few past year papers... might help.

    hey, i've hardly seen you around before medobs... care to introduce yourself?
    Thanks KHL...will pass on your advice. My friend isn't one for computers very much and I'm quite an addict especially after I found this forum. I can't contribute as much as I'd like to as I'm a medic in another country but I have many good friends studying in UK and maybe someday I would like to sit for PLAB and join you guys!!
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    Yep, I'd stick with that. I assume he doesn't have to resit the essay papers, so I'm not so sure that the Wyllie lectures would be essential (managed to write an amazingly shite essay on them, had to make up a few cyclin/cdks when I realised how little I knew ). I used VVP for essays, but again it's not essential for MB revision.

    The practice papers are a really really good idea though, if he didn't do them already, there are three in the MIMS course handbook, plus lots of older ones in the libraries (although they may not fit the current course specifications exactly).
    Thanks Helenia...as usual always helpful.
    My friend said something about having to do a resit in papers 1 and 2 and not the Tripos. Don't really know what he means but guess he is refering to the MB part. Will pass on your advice as well. He is a bit down having to work again at it.
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    (Original post by medobs)
    Thanks Helenia...as usual always helpful.
    My friend said something about having to do a resit in papers 1 and 2 and not the Tripos. Don't really know what he means but guess he is refering to the MB part. Will pass on your advice as well. He is a bit down having to work again at it.
    Yeah, that's the same thing. It's a real shame your friend has to resit, so here's hoping that they get what they need this time round

    KHL knows his stuff (probably more than me) so do what he says, probably with the Rubery lectures on top of that. And lots of past papers!
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    KHL knows his stuff (probably more than me) so do what he says, probably with the Rubery lectures on top of that. And lots of past papers!
    thanks for the vote of confidence there... (just wondering what i did to deserve it though...)
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    Kwok, have you received your breakdown yet? I'm leaving the UK in a few days so it looks like I may not see mine until the end of September now!!
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    (Original post by sbailey)
    Kwok, have you received your breakdown yet? I'm leaving the UK in a few days so it looks like I may not see mine until the end of September now!!
    Ooooh, where are you going? Anywhere exciting? I must sort out a proper holiday or something for myself.

    Looks like Clare is just more organised

    Kwok - you're at Caius, and probably know more than me what we were meant to do. I didn't do amazingly in MIMS, but well enough
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    Heading off to Australia and New Zealand for 6 weeks. Most of my family is in NZ and I haven't been there for quite a while, so it'll be cool seeing everyone. And since we're going up north in Australia it should be reasonable weather despite being winter in the southern hemisphere (I'm hoping). We'll spend a week in Dubai and Abu Dhabi as well, to see some old friends.
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    (Original post by sbailey)
    Heading off to Australia and New Zealand for 6 weeks. Most of my family is in NZ and I haven't been there for quite a while, so it'll be cool seeing everyone. And since we're going up north in Australia it should be reasonable weather despite being winter in the southern hemisphere (I'm hoping). We'll spend a week in Dubai and Abu Dhabi as well, to see some old friends.
    Ooooh super cool! So did they move over there, or did you move over here? I really want to go to NZ, but not for a while yet with my finances in their current state. I'll make do with either Switzerland or Sweden this year.
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    (Original post by sbailey)
    Kwok, have you received your breakdown yet? I'm leaving the UK in a few days so it looks like I may not see mine until the end of September now!!
    nope, and i'm starting to get really impatient. the engineers from our college already have theirs, and their tripos only came out on 1st July!!!!

    (one of my friends came in 4th - now THAT's scary...)


    australia and NZ sound nice! i'm thinking of doing a short backpacking trip to northern australia, if i can find travelling companions... darwin, great barrier reef, etc...
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    Ooooh super cool! So did they move over there, or did you move over here? I really want to go to NZ, but not for a while yet with my finances in their current state. I'll make do with either Switzerland or Sweden this year.
    My mum's originally from NZ and my dad's English, so my NZ relatives have always lived there. I was born and lived in the UAE until I was 11, then I moved here.
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    (Original post by KHL)
    nope, and i'm starting to get really impatient. the engineers from our college already have theirs, and their tripos only came out on 1st July!!!!

    (one of my friends came in 4th - now THAT's scary...)


    australia and NZ sound nice! i'm thinking of doing a short backpacking trip to northern australia, if i can find travelling companions... darwin, great barrier reef, etc...
    That's really impressive, Kwok. A guy from my school has just completed his second year of medicine at Cambridge and he came 8th last year. :eek: He's not what I'd call the geeky type either.
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    (Original post by sbailey)
    My mum's originally from NZ and my dad's English, so my NZ relatives have always lived there. I was born and lived in the UAE until I was 11, then I moved here.
    Cool stuff! What was it like out there? One of our medics used to live in Dubai when she was younger.

    I have German relatives, who I see quite often, and some random 2nd cousins etc in NZ and Australia, but not closely enough related to be an excuse to visit there
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    Oooh, who used to live in Dubai? I lived in Abu Dhabi but I still went to Dubai quite a few times on day trips.

    By the way, I contacted my tutor's secretary and found out there had been a mess-up with the results, as they weren't sent to the senior tutor and only just got tracked down. They're sending them out today, so I *might* receive them before I leave. Sheesh.
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    great, trust cam admin to do such things... oh well, i guess they say patience is a virtue...

    8th, sheesh... that's high. wonder where i'll come in...


    does anyone actually subscribe to the belief about "six degrees of seperation" (i.e. everyone in the world is related by the time you get to a relation of a relation of a relation of a relation of a relation of a relation...)

    sometimes, when you come all the way across the world to meet someone that knows a friend from home, you tend to begin to believe such things...
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    I don't see how you could ever prove the validity of the six degrees of separation theory. I can see it working in a lot cases (think how many people you've met, if only briefly), but surely it's just some impressive-sounding statement someone came up with?

    What's so special about 6?
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    i've heard of it a couple of times, but i'm not sure if it is an urban myth, or something that is actually mathematically worked out... anyone care to research/cast some light on the topic?
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    Here's what I found out:

    Six Degrees of Separation: John Guare play and movie adaptation. The play posits that we are all connected by six or fewer stages of circumstance or acquaintance. In other words, if I were to run into Elvis in the Grant Line Road Kroger store's produce department, we'd hardly be to the dairy case before establishing that he was in King Creole with (1) Dolores Hart, who was in Where the Boys Are with (2) Paula Prentiss, who was in Catch 22 with (3) Richard Benjamin, who was in a remarkably brief TV series, Quark, which featured (4) the Barnstable Twins, whose grandmother, (5) Ellen Haverly, gave a pressure cooker to (6) me as a wedding present. Voila! Only six degrees separate the King and me!
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    Decided I don't believe it now :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by sbailey)
    Oooh, who used to live in Dubai? I lived in Abu Dhabi but I still went to Dubai quite a few times on day trips.

    By the way, I contacted my tutor's secretary and found out there had been a mess-up with the results, as they weren't sent to the senior tutor and only just got tracked down. They're sending them out today, so I *might* receive them before I leave. Sheesh.
    That would be telling...but chances are if you don't know me you won't know her.

    My were e-mailed to me, not posted, so bug your DoS and you might get them sooner. I have no idea where I came in the year, somewhere middling I assume, and that's fine

    Hmmm, not sure about the 6 degrees thing, and I definitely don't think it works over the whole world. There are occasional coincidences though...
 
 
 
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