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Like study wise, friends, social life the type of people there. I'm just curious and wan't to know if its the right place for me
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Like study wise, friends, social life the type of people there. I'm just curious and wan't to know if its the right place for me
It is a different experience for everyone as everyone is different. Nobody can tell you if it is for you as nobody knows anything about you
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There are lots of blogs etc out there to read. Everyone is different, as stated.
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Pretty damn boring.

Agree with above, plenty of blogs out there. Also some youtubers who vlog their days in medical school and chat about their experiences.

Some examples:
Year 3 KCL
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeo...8JiQ9DTuhOVz5g

Year 4
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUu...6IxLykJwIn_LKw

Year 5 St Georges
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFT...nfScq_8BSXFWcg
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Pretty damn boring.

Agree with above, plenty of blogs out there. Also some youtubers who vlog their days in medical school and chat about their experiences.

Some examples:
Year 3 KCL
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeo...8JiQ9DTuhOVz5g

Year 4
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUu...6IxLykJwIn_LKw

Year 5 St Georges
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFT...nfScq_8BSXFWcg
Thankyou!
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How stressful is med school? Is it really more difficult than Biomed science?
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How stressful is med school?
Depends on many, many things, here are the 2 most important ones:
(1) the med school
(2) how you cope (more important than the (1) above)

Is it really more difficult than Biomed science?
It may not be, but it's more exhausting (especially towards the end of the course).

And that's not to mention being a junior doctor.
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Depends on many, many things, here are the 2 most important ones:
(1) the med school
(2) how you cope (more important than the (1) above)



It may not be, but it's more exhausting (especially towards the end of the course).

And that's not to mention being a junior doctor.
Thanks ecolier. Is it important to have friends at uni?
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Thanks ecolier. Is it important to have friends at uni?
Again, it depends on you as a person. Some people thrive being surrounded by others, others work better alone or with one or two other friends.

The problem with Med is that the course is longer so medics tend to stick with each other. Even then, the friends you make in the first couple of years may be sent far and wide when you start studying clinically.
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How do you cope with stress? How long have you wanted to go into your speciality? I heard some people know before day 1 and others still don’t know after graduating.
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How do you cope with stress?
I am a nerd so I do nerdy stuff (computer related mostly haha), or travelling.

How long have you wanted to go into your speciality?
Not very long before I actually entered (don't tell my bosses). I have always had half an eye on neurology, but have never firmly decided on it until I accepted the job offer.

I heard some people know before day 1 and others still don’t know after graduating.
Most are in the latter category tbh.
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Thank you!
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I think Med School is great, but there are some people that will get on your nerves
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I think Med School is great, but there are some people that will get on your nerves
Are you a student? And I think that’s a given. No one can get along with everyone.
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How stressful is med school? Is it really more difficult than Biomed science?
I find medical school stressful for 2 reasons, and neither is the difficulty of the content:
1) the time pressure. this is more evident in clinical years when you are expected to attend long 8-5 placement days and also study for various exams. this is not often the case with other courses. you have to factor in travel time as often placements are a fair distance away as well.
2) the expectation. from day one you become acutely aware (even if it is just subconsciously) that there is now an expectation on you to be professional, to take responsibility for decisions and to know what your talking about (or appear that way anyway even if you don't). this for me was th hardest because I couldn't just sit in lectures and face into the background.

I do think Friends are key to get through things if your the kind of person that thrives in that way, support is really important but it doesn't matter whether that comes from friends or family etc.

as for speciality, I have 7 really good friends at medical school (so 8 if you include me). 1 of us has always known the speciality they wanted to go into, 2 of us are now (in final year) pretty sure about what we want to do. the other 5 have ideas of what they don't like and what they prefer (e.g. one knows definetly not surgery, and another says she wants sometimes more acute focussed) - I would say that small population is pretty representative of most medical schools. very few know straight away, some know when they graduate but most won't know until they become a doctor and have done some work.
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Med school is good fun. Just remember not to let being a medical student become your whole personality because there are some people on my course who have and ****ing hell.
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Are you a student? And I think that’s a given. No one can get along with everyone.
Yeah I am. Medical student.
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Do you have any regrets? Would you like to turn back time and study a different degree or done something completely different with your life?
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I find medical school stressful for 2 reasons, and neither is the difficulty of the content:
1) the time pressure. this is more evident in clinical years when you are expected to attend long 8-5 placement days and also study for various exams. this is not often the case with other courses. you have to factor in travel time as often placements are a fair distance away as well.
2) the expectation. from day one you become acutely aware (even if it is just subconsciously) that there is now an expectation on you to be professional, to take responsibility for decisions and to know what your talking about (or appear that way anyway even if you don't). this for me was th hardest because I couldn't just sit in lectures and face into the background.

I do think Friends are key to get through things if your the kind of person that thrives in that way, support is really important but it doesn't matter whether that comes from friends or family etc.

as for speciality, I have 7 really good friends at medical school (so 8 if you include me). 1 of us has always known the speciality they wanted to go into, 2 of us are now (in final year) pretty sure about what we want to do. the other 5 have ideas of what they don't like and what they prefer (e.g. one knows definetly not surgery, and another says she wants sometimes more acute focussed) - I would say that small population is pretty representative of most medical schools. very few know straight away, some know when they graduate but most won't know until they become a doctor and have done some work.
Do many med students have mental illnesses?
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Yeah I am. Medical student.
Did you get in first time? What year are you in now?
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