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    Week 3 BMAT Section 3 Question

    (Original post by jazwalker)
    :P

    Right, in the absence of another, let me propose one. jjkkll, you are welcome to reject it, considering that you are the taskmaster of the thread (or anyone else, for that matter). Warning: it is a hard one...

    Because all the sick do not recover, therefore medicine is not an art. - Cicero

    Explain what you understand by this statement.

    Advance an argument against Cicero's statement.

    Are there any cases in which medicine may not be considered an art?

    Accepted as Week 3.0 Question
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    (Original post by Sam4God)
    How hard do you reckon it is to get 19 on the BMat?
    Not very.

    (only saying that because I'm confident on the essay (should get around 12, hopefully :p:))
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    (Original post by jjkkll)
    I take some of your points. i have visited and it is just that a Village/Town, which i did not like and though was generally ugly (including the university).

    But this is my opinion.
    Ahhh, what part of it was ugly?? Bit of a rash word to use. I can't think of a nicer place, maybe apart from Welwyn Garden City.
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    (Original post by Toiletpaper8)
    Not very.

    (only saying that because I'm confident on the essay (should get around 12, hopefully :p:))
    Wow thanks i hope its not too hard.
    Im actually more confident about the essay than the questions too!
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    (Original post by Toiletpaper8)
    Not very.

    (only saying that because I'm confident on the essay (should get around 12, hopefully :p:))
    Sometimes I really really really wish I had your confidence :o:
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    (Original post by x.beth.x)
    Sometimes I really really really wish I had your confidence :o:
    The essay is all about how much you read, and I read quite a bit. The more you read, the more anecdotes you can come up with
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    (Original post by jjkkll)
    I take some of your points. i have visited and it is just that a Village/Town, which i did not like and though was generally ugly (including the university).

    But this is my opinion.
    no offence but how can you call cambridge ugly when you live in london!
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    (Original post by Toiletpaper8)
    The essay is all about how much you read, and I read quite a bit. The more you read, the more anecdotes you can come up with
    I'm never confident going into an exam. I thought I was going to get a U in GCSE Economics and got an A. Likewise in Biology I thought I was going to get a B and I got full UMS. Just the way I am I guess. Maybe you should send me over some of your positive vibes? :p:
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    (Original post by x.beth.x)
    I'm never confident going into an exam. I thought I was going to get a U in GCSE Economics and got an A. Likewise in Biology I thought I was going to get a B and I got full UMS. Just the way I am I guess. Maybe you should send me over some of your positive vibes? :p:
    Whatever you do, don't shut down in your Cambridge interview :p:

    You need to believe in yourself.

    The thing is that you should generally feel confident with exams at school, because they're not that challenging and it's generally either: You can do it, or you can't do it, and you obviously can do it.
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    (Original post by Isometrix)
    no offence but how can you call cambridge ugly when you live in london!
    Hehe, I find it hard to believe he's visited Cambridge :p:
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    (Original post by Toiletpaper8)
    Whatever you do, don't shut down in your Cambridge interview :p:

    You need to believe in yourself.

    The thing is that you should generally feel confident with exams at school, because they're not that challenging and it's generally either: You can do it, or you can't do it, and you obviously can do it.
    Can I message before any potential interviews for a pep talk? lol! You're good at all the positive thinking stuff obviously.

    I know, I need to try and hold it together if I get interviewed. I'm used to stressful situations though and usually I can block it out. Hopefully I'll be able to do that again.

    See, I'm trying to be more positive already!!! :p:
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    (Original post by x.beth.x)
    Can I message before any potential interviews for a pep talk? lol! You're good at all the positive thinking stuff obviously.

    I know, I need to try and hold it together if I get interviewed. I'm used to stressful situations though and usually I can block it out. Hopefully I'll be able to do that again.

    See, I'm trying to be more positive already!!! :p:
    You will get interviewed. Nearly everyone gets an interview.

    If it's a Cambridge interview, I don't mind chatting science with you a bit before :p:

    What books did you read/what topics are you wanting to talk about? :p:
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    (Original post by Toiletpaper8)
    You will get interviewed. Nearly everyone gets an interview.

    If it's a Cambridge interview, I don't mind chatting science with you a bit before :p:

    What books did you read/what topics are you wanting to talk about? :p:
    Ok then... hopefully I'll get an interview. Better?

    I'm quite interested in the role of free radicals in disease. I read a book called 'Power, Sex, Suicide - Mitochondria and the meaning of life' which was really interesting. I'm also quite interested in RNAi and it's potential uses in medicine and also neurodegenerative diseases in general. I'm planning to look a little more into nanotechnology over half term because that looks really really cool. I also read some books (well reading- I'm halfway through Private Life of the Brain) by Susan Greenfield about neuroscience which are interesting.

    What about you?
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    (Original post by x.beth.x)
    Ok then... hopefully I'll get an interview. Better?

    I'm quite interested in the role of free radicals in disease. I read a book called 'Power, Sex, Suicide - Mitochondria and the meaning of life' which was really interesting. I'm also quite interested in RNAi and it's potential uses in medicine and also neurodegenerative diseases in general. I'm planning to look a little more into nanotechnology over half term because that looks really really cool. I also read some books (well reading- I'm halfway through Private Life of the Brain) by Susan Greenfield about neuroscience which are interesting.

    What about you?
    I've also read the Nick Lane book on mitochondria. I'm not talking about the concepts like cellular apoptosis and stuff, because even though you think you know a lot on it, you will get nailed by the interviewer. I'm concentrating on the emergence of the early eukaryotic cell and the whole concept of mtDNA markers in evolution. Not for light-reading though I guess :p: Have you read Oxygen as well? That has an interesting bit on the oxygen bi-radical. I've also read up on nanotechnology in medicine and attended a lecture on it, in particular its uses in cancer treatments

    I've also read a few of Dawkins' books on evolution, Emsley on the elements, and the whole concept of convergent/divergent evolution and nature vs. nurture.

    Neuroscience is also quite interesting, although I stopped reading up on that when I realised that my interviewer did a PhD in it :p:
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    Apart from working through the BMAT book, what is everyone else doing for revison ? Particulary for section 3
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    (Original post by i_hate_examz)
    Apart from working through the BMAT book, what is everyone else doing for revison ? Particulary for section 3
    Reading widely. Revising GCSE physics. That's what I'm doing.
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    (Original post by Toiletpaper8)
    I've also read the Nick Lane book on mitochondria. I'm not talking about the concepts like cellular apoptosis and stuff, because even though you think you know a lot on it, you will get nailed by the interviewer. I'm concentrating on the emergence of the early eukaryotic cell and the whole concept of mtDNA markers in evolution. Not for light-reading though I guess :p: Have you read Oxygen as well? That has an interesting bit on the oxygen bi-radical. I've also read up on nanotechnology in medicine and attended a lecture on it, in particular its uses in cancer treatments

    I've also read a few of Dawkins' books on evolution, Emsley on the elements, and the whole concept of convergent/divergent evolution and nature vs. nurture.

    Neuroscience is also quite interesting, although I stopped reading up on that when I realised that my interviewer did a PhD in it :p:
    I was thinking of reading Oxygen actually - I didn't realise I'd be so interested in free radicals until I actually read PSS. Maybe I'll pick up a copy. Well I'm going to be talking about apoptosis because I think it's interesting and I want to talk about it. If anything I'm just looking forward to the possibility of being able to talk about stuff that I am interested in with someone who understands it.

    I haven't looked at what any of the interviews at Downing specialise in. It'd probably scare me!

    Drop me your msn and maybe we could chat more about nanotechnology and science sometime (I have German homework on the EU tonight though :no:)
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    (Original post by DrDomDom)
    TP and Beth...you scare me.



    You're...very well read.
    Haha I really haven't done that much.

    TP looks like he's read the whole Popular Science section of Waterstones though :p:

    If only my crazy school didn't give me so much pointless homework...
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    (Original post by x.beth.x)
    I was thinking of reading Oxygen actually - I didn't realise I'd be so interested in free radicals until I actually read PSS. Maybe I'll pick up a copy. Well I'm going to be talking about apoptosis because I think it's interesting and I want to talk about it. If anything I'm just looking forward to the possibility of being able to talk about stuff that I am interested in with someone who understands it.

    I haven't looked at what any of the interviews at Downing specialise in. It'd probably scare me!

    Drop me your msn and maybe we could chat more about nanotechnology and science sometime (I have German homework on the EU tonight though :no:)
    Their research interests are all on the Cambridge website I'm in my 2 week half term at the moment haha :p:

    Apoptosis is quite interesting, but you have to remember that PSS is only a pop-science book, which although out of pop-science books in general, it's extremely heavy going in to read, it still only skims the surface of things. I also found chiral images in nature interesting as well, but I only know superficial stuff on it. I read PSS in a nonchalant way. It was interesting, but also terribly written at the same time. The prose was awful and I hated how Lane kept on saying things and then saying... Wait, that was all wrong, this is the real thing... Wait, that's all wrong, this is the real thing... Very annoying

    What most people don't realise is that Oxygen is a biradical molecule, and hence is killing us as well as keeping us alive :p: Hehe

    Yea, I'm also looking forward to having a smashing chat with the admissions people. I'll drop you my MSN by PM. I'm also writing an article at the moment, but it'll certainly help us both to just chat science at some point, especially when we're applying to different colleges anyway
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    so well read <_<

    i still have time i guess, though i'm not sure if those books are the best source?

    wouldn't finding research papers be better as they are peer reviewed? it's all great to know something but aren't what they are more interested in is how to find out more via experiments etc?
 
 
 
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