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okay so I'm kinda curious about how med students are assessed in medical school.
are the exams taken over the course of 4 years that build up to a certain amount of credits you need to graduate or are there final exams which determine whether you'll graduate or not.
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okay so I'm kinda curious about how med students are assessed in medical school.
are the exams taken over the course of 4 years that build up to a certain amount of credits you need to graduate or are there final exams which determine whether you'll graduate or not.
Varies depending on med school.

One of the reasons why transfers amongst med schools are rare outside of prearranged Oxbridge-London ones.

And for new entrants, the final year UKMLA will make sure that the final assessment will be standardised across all unis.
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okay so I'm kinda curious about how med students are assessed in medical school.
are the exams taken over the course of 4 years that build up to a certain amount of credits you need to graduate or are there final exams which determine whether you'll graduate or not.
It’s not generally a credits system. There will be a varying number of exams (written and practical) that you have to pass each year in order to progress. The exact number and style of exam varies by medics school.
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It’s not generally a credits system. There will be a varying number of exams (written and practical) that you have to pass each year in order to progress. The exact number and style of exam varies by medics school.
ahh i see. I was just curious about the kind of exam system med schools tend to have. I always thought there'd be an exit exam of some sort but honestly the thought of that terrifies me given the fact that med students learn a heap ton of information.
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ahh i see. I was just curious about the kind of exam system med schools tend to have. I always thought there'd be an exit exam of some sort but honestly the thought of that terrifies me given the fact that med students learn a heap ton of information.
There will be the UKMLA exit exam if you are a school leaver and a few people in the early stages of uni currently will have to face it which is possibly going to be a bit like an exit exam but you should be ok
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ahh i see. I was just curious about the kind of exam system med schools tend to have. I always thought there'd be an exit exam of some sort but honestly the thought of that terrifies me given the fact that med students learn a heap ton of information.
Yes but the reality is, the vast majority of medical school students pass the exams. Yes there is a lot to learn but not all at once and you’ll find in later years it does all tie together quite well
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