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recieved offers for both however not sure what decision to make for medicine
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recieved offers for both however not sure what decision to make for medicine
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(2) Misuse of anonymous.

I'll get your thread moved.

Anyway - what's your priority? Do you have any preferences yourself?
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I'll get your thread moved.

Anyway - what's your priority? Do you have any preferences yourself?
they're both lectures + small group teaching, both have early clinical exposure , I'm not really sure what other factors I should think of
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they're both lectures + small group teaching, both have early clinical exposure , I'm not really sure what other factors I should think of
Location? Are you allocated Hull or York?
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Location? Are you allocated Hull or York?
Hull, I know Bristol as a city is better, but does it really matter as a medical student?

Also, Bristol is more"elite" I guess from there reputation
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Hull, I know Bristol as a city is better, but does it really matter as a medical student?

Also, Bristol is more"elite" I guess from there reputation
Well reputation of a med school doesn't matter at all for UK specialty training purposes.

You'd get much cheaper accommodation at Hull compared to York or Bristol anyway.

Do you have a preference as to where you want to be? Neither Hull or York is as big as Bristol, and of course they are in the "North".
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Well reputation of a med school doesn't matter at all for UK specialty training purposes.

You'd get much cheaper accommodation at Hull compared to York or Bristol anyway.

Do you have a preference as to where you want to be? Neither Hull or York is as big as Bristol, and of course they are in the "North".
Not really, and yes thats true i've looked at accommodation and hull is cheaper.

I can't really find much about what life at bristol as a med student is like, I know at hull they're very focused on communication and clinical skills and apparently very focused on training doctors with good communication who will do well at fy1 and fy2
On the other hand Bristol is more established
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Well reputation of a med school doesn't matter at all for UK specialty training purposes.

You'd get much cheaper accommodation at Hull compared to York or Bristol anyway.

Do you have a preference as to where you want to be? Neither Hull or York is as big as Bristol, and of course they are in the "North".
What’s wrong with the ‘north’?!
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What’s wrong with the ‘north’?!
Nothing, some people just don't like it. I live in the North and I love it.

As I said, this boils down to personal preference!
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Hull, I know Bristol as a city is better, but does it really matter as a medical student?

Also, Bristol is more"elite" I guess from there reputation
Hey Anon.,

Although I am unable to comment on the courses as I don't study medicine. I can give you a little insight into Hull as a city. I am currently a student studying at Hull University Business School and I have been here for three and a half years now (undergraduate and currently postgraduate). Hull is a really wonderful, vibrant city. We have something to do for everyone here, even if it is considered as a small city. The campus is brilliant, we sort of refer to it as a 'one-stop campus' as we have everything we need here such as lectures, accommodation, a huge library, convenience store, gym, cafes, nightclub etc. Hull is also the UKs most affordable city, great for low cost rent and cheap activities!

Hull has a number of shopping centers, nightclubs, cafes plus the regular activities such as escape rooms, cinema, ice skating rink etc. It's also very friendly here too - one of the key reasons I have stayed here longer than planned (other than the university course) The university, for me, has been very supportive when I have needed help and guidance, whether than be personal or academic. We have loads of workshops available to help with academic life plus a number of events throughout the year to help make friends and make the most of your time here. If you want to speak to any other students from hull I have linked our Ask a Student page HERE

If you have any other questions at all I would be happy to answer.

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Not really, and yes thats true i've looked at accommodation and hull is cheaper.

I can't really find much about what life at bristol as a med student is like, I know at hull they're very focused on communication and clinical skills and apparently very focused on training doctors with good communication who will do well at fy1 and fy2
On the other hand Bristol is more established
Hello! Apologies if you have already made your decision - feel free to disregard this reply if that is the case!

I'm currently a student at HYMS - and you are right in saying that we are very much focused on communication and clinical skills. I have heard many times that HYMS produces some of the best prepared junior doctors - this comes from consultants in other regions beyond Humberside/Yorkshire!

Just a few of my favourite things about studying at HYMS...
- You get 2 universities in one = double the resources, staff, socialising opportunities...
- You only stay in your base site for 2 years, so even if you hate it (which I'm willing to bet you won't!), you'll rotate to somewhere new from year 3 onwards!
- We are quite a small medical school, everyone pretty much knows each other and you get to know the staff quite well. It's generally a really friendly and safe environment to learn, and even if you are in a group with total strangers, you don't feel out of place
- I personally really like the way that our curriculum is set out. We have what's called a "spiral curriculum" - basically, you re-visit topics you'd already studied in previous years and build on your knowledge as you progress through the years. This really helps with consolidation and it's just logical, in my opinion
- Recorded lectures! (not all unis have this, and it was a lifesaver during life pre-covid )
- There are lots of research opportunities, and the staff actively encourage you to get involved with this. The research mentors are so helpful and patient and my experience with learning to do research has been so positive (it can be a bit daunting if you don't have the right support!)

Hope this helps a little bit! Ultimately, it just needs to be wherever you feel like you can learn and still have fun and keep your sanity
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