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    for those of you who do medicine at university, what does ur week consist of? ive applied to do medicine yet i know nothing of what im getting myself into
    so in a week, how many days do you have to go to the university? is it all 5 days of the week or is it like 3 days a week? and what do those days consist of? is it just lectures or are there more? and is it similar for all years or not? as in, is the first year kind of relaxed with 3 days a week compared to ur final year which is more busy with 5 days a week?
    thanks!
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    Before you get to uni, please sort out your spelling, punctuation, and grammar. You will be harangued by your lecturers. Capital letters for the beginning of sentences for Jupiter's sake...
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    (Original post by Kierensaddlr)
    Before you get to uni, please sort out your spelling, punctuation, and grammar. You will be harangued by your lecturers. Capital letters for the beginning of sentences for Jupiter's sake...
    bruv lowe it i can typ mch wrse 4 u if i wntd 2 still

    I can also type in the proper manner you're speaking of. I type the way I do to save time. When the time comes where I do need to type properly, I will happily and easily do so.

    so sorry not sorry i dont need to sort out sh*t cos its already sorted and therefore ill carry on typing this way
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    (Original post by catfanny)
    for those of you who do medicine at university, what does ur week consist of? ive applied to do medicine yet i know nothing of what im getting myself into
    so in a week, how many days do you have to go to the university? is it all 5 days of the week or is it like 3 days a week? and what do those days consist of? is it just lectures or are there more? and is it similar for all years or not? as in, is the first year kind of relaxed with 3 days a week compared to ur final year which is more busy with 5 days a week?
    thanks!
    From my own experience -
    1st year all lectures in the afternoon, one half day per week in the morning to go to hospital for clinical placements. Occasional mornings for extra work
    2nd year all lectures in the morning, one half day per week in the afternoon to go to hospital for clinical placements. Occasional afternoons for extra work
    3rd+4th+5th year hospital placements - so you get a list telling you where to go, when. It could be that you are stuck all day + extra hours before or after, or occasionally days which are free which you are supposed to do self-directed study

    It may well differ according to Universities, or even within universities as time goes on. By 5th year you are definitely very busy - even if you are timetabled to do nothing, one is very much encouraged to study either at home or go to the hospital to gain further experience in order to prepare for finals.
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    It really depends on uni.

    Some unis do 9-5 lectures almost every day, some (e.g. PBL courses) have far more limited contact time and more self-directed study.
    Some do labs some don't.
    Some teach on weekends some don't.
    Some have lots of early clinical contact, typically a half day per week.
    Some have regular formative assessments some have far fewer.
    When it comes to clinical years some are very strict about attendance, some aren't.
    Some have finals in 4th year then a year without exams, although with the introduction of the UKMLE this will likely be phased out.

    It varies.
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    (Original post by ecolier)
    From my own experience -
    1st year all lectures in the afternoon, one half day per week in the morning to go to hospital for clinical placements. Occasional mornings for extra work
    2nd year all lectures in the morning, one half day per week in the afternoon to go to hospital for clinical placements. Occasional afternoons for extra work
    3rd+4th+5th year hospital placements - so you get a list telling you where to go, when. It could be that you are stuck all day + extra hours before or after, or occasionally days which are free which you are supposed to do self-directed study

    It may well differ according to Universities, or even within universities as time goes on. By 5th year you are definitely very busy - even if you are timetabled to do nothing, one is very much encouraged to study either at home or go to the hospital to gain further experience in order to prepare for finals.
    (Original post by nexttime)
    It really depends on uni.

    Some unis do 9-5 lectures almost every day, some (e.g. PBL courses) have far more limited contact time and more self-directed study.
    Some do labs some don't.
    Some teach on weekends some don't.
    Some have lots of early clinical contact, typically a half day per week.
    Some have regular formative assessments some have far fewer.
    When it comes to clinical years some are very strict about attendance, some aren't.
    Some have finals in 4th year then a year without exams, although with the introduction of the UKMLE this will likely be phased out.

    It varies.
    thank u both for ur detailed responses!
 
 
 
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