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    Hi,
    If anyone has been to this please tell if it's worth going costs about £175
    Thank🙃
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    I'm wondering the same thing.
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    I've been using this forum to plan my interview prep, finally found a reason to fully sign up. I just returned from a course with the medic portal and feel that I haven't learned any more than I could have by reading information online. My course and questions were run by students. I am attending an ISC course soon, hopefully it will be much better!

    In short, my advice, the medic portal is over rated.
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    (Original post by Bernard Albert)
    I've been using this forum to plan my interview prep, finally found a reason to fully sign up. I just returned from a course with the medic portal and feel that I haven't learned any more than I could have by reading information online. My course and questions were run by students. I am attending an ISC course soon, hopefully it will be much better!

    In short, my advice, the medic portal is over rated.
    Many students (me included) didn't go on courses like these. Just keep asking questions here if you have any!
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    Thousands of people who have not done these ££ courses pass medicine interviews. So that tells you that they are not essential prep.

    And btw, at interview med schools can spot these rehearsed and over-slick answers a mile off - and they will deliberately then ask you an oblique question to test that, ie. is this 'learnt' or can you actually communicate spontaneously? That is when Medic Portal folk always fall apart.

    Spend your money on something else
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    Thanks guys! This forum has been an amazing amount of help. It surprises me how much of a reputation the medic portal has in schools and on this website. It worries me that people are paying so much right before their interviews to get better prepared for their interviews.

    Unfortunately (and fortunately) I still have a lot of time as I haven't received an offer for an interview yet. I hear that they are still coming out, is that true? My school is terrible at providing information
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    (Original post by returnmigrant)
    Thousands of people who have not done these ££ courses pass medicine interviews. So that tells you that they are not essential prep.

    And btw, at interview med schools can spot these rehearsed and over-slick answers a mile off - and they will deliberately then ask you an oblique question to test that, ie. is this 'learnt' or can you actually communicate spontaneously? That is when Medic Portal folk always fall apart.

    Spend your money on something else
    You are right. At my interview me and the other interviewer spotted someone who has clearly memorised all her answers. Let's say it didn't end well for her (at our medical school anyway). Robotic answers are a definite no-go.
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    (Original post by Bernard Albert)
    I still have a lot of time as I haven't received an offer for an interview yet. I hear that they are still coming out, is that true? My school is terrible at providing information
    There is a very long way to go re. interview invitations. Most Unis have only just started sending out invites and wont do it all at once.

    If you haven't heard anything by March, then you need to start worrying.
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    I went on a 6med one yesterday for 129 and it was amazing. They give you a very nice 250 page handbook as well.
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    (Original post by Zx12r1)
    I went on a 6med one yesterday for 129 and it was amazing. They give you a very nice 250 page handbook as well.
    I just attended their course as well and again, I was very disappointed. I found that (no offence to medical students) medical students teaching the course meant that my questions about medical ethics were very textbook based and not experience based. I felt like there was nothing I learnt that I didn't already know from being on this forum.

    Strange that we had different experiences but maybe we had different expectations. I wanted a course who didn't just teach me how to make a "perfect" textbook response to specific questions, but a course that taught me how to formulate a thought process to attack any question.

    From other reviews on this website and from talks with current students I have signed up for a course with the msag on saturday and their MMI circuit on sunday. Will report back!

    Thanks to all for your help so far!
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    The more expenisive these courses are, the less worthwhile they are. TSR is a goldmine.
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    (Original post by Fareeharashid98)
    Hi,
    If anyone has been to this please tell if it's worth going costs about £175
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    We're uploading some good YouTube tutorials tonight, and also use these threads and Google to prepare!

    I hope your interview goes well!
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    I don't think its worth it for £175, I just signed up to the Conquer medicine one instead because its closer to me and its a lot cheaper!
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    (Original post by komz123)
    I don't think its worth it for £175, I just signed up to the Conquer medicine one instead because its closer to me and its a lot cheaper!
    ooh that sounds really good, i just gave conquermedicine a quick look and they sound a lot better! Might give them a go, just think it'll be useful to know how an MMI is run and having a practise before my actual interview
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    (Original post by Bernard Albert)
    I just attended their course as well and again, I was very disappointed. I found that (no offence to medical students) medical students teaching the course meant that my questions about medical ethics were very textbook based and not experience based. I felt like there was nothing I learnt that I didn't already know from being on this forum.

    Strange that we had different experiences but maybe we had different expectations. I wanted a course who didn't just teach me how to make a "perfect" textbook response to specific questions, but a course that taught me how to formulate a thought process to attack any question.

    From other reviews on this website and from talks with current students I have signed up for a course with the msag on saturday and their MMI circuit on sunday. Will report back!

    Thanks to all for your help so far!
    Hi, I was wondering how the course went ?
    I'm thinking of booking it as well.
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    (Original post by komz123)
    I don't think its worth it for £175, I just signed up to the Conquer medicine one instead because its closer to me and its a lot cheaper!
    Hi how has the course been? Do let me know if it's worth booking!
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    Yeah definitely not work it paying over £100. I went to the MedScore event instead at Leeds a friend recommend them to me 😊
 
 
 
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