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    Hey guys, aspiring doctor here. I have a few queries for current medicine students, particularly the ones in London
    I was just wondering, do medical students haev a fair amount of free time in their hand or is it all just slogging?
    Like is it a lot of wrok wherein you cant even chill on Fri/Sat nights?
    Would really like to know, thanks!
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    There will be med students who stay in every night and work super hard and claim never to have time to go out. There will be med students who are out partying/drinking nearly every night and you will wonder how on earth they pass their exams (but most of them do!) Most people will be somewhere in the middle - there's enough time for a social life but have to knuckle down near to exams etc.

    It gets much harder once you qualify, as there will always be someone on nights/late shift/weekend, so trying to co-ordinate meeting up with a bunch of medics is hugely complicated!
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    can someone do this for dentistry???
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    The way the course (at Cardiff) is designed is very self-directed, as such if you want to go out clubbing every night then you can. It's up to you really. If you can work productively when you put your head down you should be fine. I have some friends who are seemingly partying constantly yet come out with solid marks.
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    Cambridge second year here , the first two years are hell on earth (esp second year) but you should still have time to socialise in the first term and first half of lent. After that however all the way till the end of exams it is just heads down and work due to the sheer volume, but may week more than suffices for the hard work you put in.


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    I averaged 25-30 hours of work per week on average. But I wasn't bothered about getting a first/good decile so.
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    Not all slog at all. Obviously the nearer you come to exam season then the more work you tend to put in and the more social sacrifices you make. This is completely dependent on the person though, as people have mentioned above, some people need to put more work in than others to achieve/learn the same amount and it's only really by trial and error you find that.

    I found myself with quite a lot of free time especially in the earlier years, i was by no means a high-flying medical student but i really valued having that time for nights out/sport/uni experience as i know that it'll be far harder to come by in work.
 
 
 
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