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I'm thinking of doing medicine.
What's your weekly schedule like
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First year at Imperial, this was my timetable for the last two weeks of second term pre-mock exams (it's a fortnightly pattern basically), not including extracurricular


Monday: 2 prerecorded lectures on the large bowel and the pancreas and small bowel, plus a guided online reading/videos/reflection activity as hospital placement prep. All scheduled post 12pm as we're coming off a long weekend

Tuesday: 9-10.50am group discussion reflecting on patient care, 12-1.50 ECG analysis tutorial, prerecorded lecture on cardiovascular disorders

Wednesday: 9-12pm live tutorial preparing for hospital placement, afternoon off

Thursday: prerecorded Upper GI lecture, 9-10.50 Obstructive Jaundice tutorial, 1pm-2.20 anatomy of the thorax 2 clincal skills session (chest auscultation) at Charing Cross, 4-5pm thorax 2 dissection session at Charing Cross

Friday: 10-11.50am cardiovascular disorders tutorial

Weekend off

Monday: 9-10.20 genitourinary organisation and urinanalysis lab at South Ken, 10.40-12pm COPD: Clinical trial of a novel drug tutorial at South Ken, afternoon prerecorded lectures on Ions, Vitamins and Minerals, and Regulation of Gut Function and Appetite, anatomy of the thorax 2 post-session reading

Tuesday: morning prerecorded lectures on urological and renal disorders, and GI cancers, 1-2.50 tutorial on digestion

Wednesday: 9-12pm CSI TBL exam on cases 6 and 7

Thursday: all day GP placement in Fulham

Friday: morning pre-recorded lectures on pancreatitis and liver faliure, 10-11am renal disorders tutorial, 1-2.50 GI disorders tutorial, 3.30-4 formative test on the gastroenterology module


Obviously this is pre-clinical.
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First year at Imperial, this was my timetable for the last two weeks of second term pre-mock exams (it's a fortnightly pattern basically), not including extracurricular


Monday: 2 prerecorded lectures on the large bowel and the pancreas and small bowel, plus a guided online reading/videos/reflection activity as hospital placement prep. All scheduled post 12pm as we're coming off a long weekend

Tuesday: 9-10.50am group discussion reflecting on patient care, 12-1.50 ECG analysis tutorial, prerecorded lecture on cardiovascular disorders

Wednesday: 9-12pm live tutorial preparing for hospital placement, afternoon off

Thursday: prerecorded Upper GI lecture, 9-10.50 Obstructive Jaundice tutorial, 1pm-2.20 anatomy of the thorax 2 clincal skills session (chest auscultation) at Charing Cross, 4-5pm thorax 2 dissection session at Charing Cross

Friday: 10-11.50am cardiovascular disorders tutorial

Weekend off

Monday: 9-10.20 genitourinary organisation and urinanalysis lab at South Ken, 10.40-12pm COPD: Clinical trial of a novel drug tutorial at South Ken, afternoon prerecorded lectures on Ions, Vitamins and Minerals, and Regulation of Gut Function and Appetite, anatomy of the thorax 2 post-session reading

Tuesday: morning prerecorded lectures on urological and renal disorders, and GI cancers, 1-2.50 tutorial on digestion

Wednesday: 9-12pm CSI TBL exam on cases 6 and 7

Thursday: all day GP placement in Fulham

Friday: morning pre-recorded lectures on pancreatitis and liver faliure, 10-11am renal disorders tutorial, 1-2.50 GI disorders tutorial, 3.30-4 formative test on the gastroenterology module


Obviously this is pre-clinical.
Thanks a lot for this.
I know your lectures are pre-recorded this year, but would you normally be required to attend all lectures? Do they register your attendance?
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Thanks a lot for this.
I know your lectures are pre-recorded this year, but would you normally be required to attend all lectures? Do they register your attendance?
I seriously doubt it because second years and above go on about skipping lectures. They told us at the start of the year our attendance would be checked but I’ve heard of people who’ve missed all the anatomy sessions and no one has cared it seems like.

AnnaBananana will know for sure.
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I seriously doubt it because second years and above go on about skipping lectures. They told us at the start of the year our attendance would be checked but I’ve heard of people who’ve missed all the anatomy sessions and no one has cared it seems like.

AnnaBananana will know for sure.
Ahh the age old “your attendance will be rigorously monitored this year” is all talk and no action

Skipping lectures is incredibly common, out of my year group of 64, less than 20 of us would turn up to lectures :lol:
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I seriously doubt it because second years and above go on about skipping lectures. They told us at the start of the year our attendance would be checked but I’ve heard of people who’ve missed all the anatomy sessions and no one has cared it seems like.

AnnaBananana will know for sure.
I'd love to be able to apply for Imperial, but I don't know if I'll be predicted an A* for any subjects this year, as I really messed up my mocks. I know that Imperial says their minimum requirement is AAA, but most applicants have A*s. Do you think it would be worth applying to Imperial if I were to be predicted AAA?
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I'd love to be able to apply for Imperial, but I don't know if I'll be predicted an A* for any subjects this year, as I really messed up my mocks. I know that Imperial says their minimum requirement is AAA, but most applicants have A*s. Do you think it would be worth applying to Imperial if I were to be predicted AAA?
You can apply with AAA predicted, but the offer is highly likely to be A*AA, unless you are contextual
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Ahh the age old “your attendance will be rigorously monitored this year” is all talk and no action
Ahh, you say that, but I think it depends on the university. When I was pre-clin at Leicester, you were supposed to swipe your student card in to each lecture theatre/room you were scheduled to be in because they used that for attendance. If you missed 4 days of timetabled activities, you would have a meeting with your personal tutor; at 6 days you would have a meeting scheduled with the head of your year; at 8 days you would be referred to the health and conduct committee; at 10 days (maximum allowed for pre-clinical years at my uni) I think you would have a meeting with the head of the medical school. I know for a fact that this wasn't all talk as I had to take a week off during my first year due to being really ill from the flu (the awful 2018 strain!) and I went through the meetings! From my experience the meetings were just to check in with you and provide support if needed. After I recovered from the flu, I turned up to my meeting with the head of my year and he just said 'Oh yes, the flu is awful this season, isn't it?' and then sent me on my merry way
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You can apply with AAA predicted, but the offer is highly likely to be A*AA, unless you are contextual
My postcode wouldn't give me a contextual offer, but would the fact that I missed 2 years of primary school when I was younger give me a contextual offer?
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My postcode wouldn't give me a contextual offer, but would the fact that I missed 2 years of primary school when I was younger give me a contextual offer?
Best thing to do is probably ask Imperial yourself (ping them an email or phone them).

https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/...ntextual-data/
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Ahh the age old “your attendance will be rigorously monitored this year” is all talk and no action

Skipping lectures is incredibly common, out of my year group of 64, less than 20 of us would turn up to lectures :lol:
:lol: Good to know! I am a total nerd so I would probably still go

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Ahh, you say that, but I think it depends on the university. When I was pre-clin at Leicester, you were supposed to swipe your student card in to each lecture theatre/room you were scheduled to be in because they used that for attendance. If you missed 4 days of timetabled activities, you would have a meeting with your personal tutor; at 6 days you would have a meeting scheduled with the head of your year; at 8 days you would be referred to the health and conduct committee; at 10 days (maximum allowed for pre-clinical years at my uni) I think you would have a meeting with the head of the medical school. I know for a fact that this wasn't all talk as I had to take a week off during my first year due to being really ill from the flu (the awful 2018 strain!) and I went through the meetings! From my experience the meetings were just to check in with you and provide support if needed. After I recovered from the flu, I turned up to my meeting with the head of my year and he just said 'Oh yes, the flu is awful this season, isn't it?' and then sent me on my merry way
Wow it really depends on your uni!

For us for in person teaching we have to fill in a Qualitrics with our ID which is apparently checked. But I know people have missed the teaching and nothing has happened - they didn’t have a good reason but idk if they got someone else to sign them in.
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Skipping lectures is incredibly common, out of my year group of 64, less than 20 of us would turn up to lectures :lol:
Do you mind me asking what med school you go to? Seems like quite a small cohort
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:lol: Good to know! I am a total nerd so I would probably still go
I’m proud to say I was one of those less-than-20-students :cool: (trekking across the city and dealing with all of TFL’s faulty trains, signal failures, passenger alarms and whatever else!)

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Ahh, you say that, but I think it depends on the university. When I was pre-clin at Leicester, you were supposed to swipe your student card in to each lecture theatre/room you were scheduled to be in because they used that for attendance. If you missed 4 days of timetabled activities, you would have a meeting with your personal tutor; at 6 days you would have a meeting scheduled with the head of your year; at 8 days you would be referred to the health and conduct committee; at 10 days (maximum allowed for pre-clinical years at my uni) I think you would have a meeting with the head of the medical school. I know for a fact that this wasn't all talk as I had to take a week off during my first year due to being really ill from the flu (the awful 2018 strain!) and I went through the meetings! From my experience the meetings were just to check in with you and provide support if needed. After I recovered from the flu, I turned up to my meeting with the head of my year and he just said 'Oh yes, the flu is awful this season, isn't it?' and then sent me on my merry way
:eek:

Meanwhile, our own lecturers don’t even turn up :rofl: (I laugh now, but it’s a massive pain in the backside when it happens)

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Do you mind me asking what med school you go to? Seems like quite a small cohort
I’m a bit of a catfish commenting in all of these medical threads :laugh: - I’m not a med student, so you’re quite right, you probably won’t find any medical cohort in the U.K. with a grand total of <70 students (except maybe that private one?)
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My postcode wouldn't give me a contextual offer, but would the fact that I missed 2 years of primary school when I was younger give me a contextual offer?
I think that is highly unlikely, I'm afraid. I doubt it would even count as extenuating circumstances for GCSE, but by the time you get to A level, I think it would be expected you were working to the full curriculum
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I’m proud to say I was one of those less-than-20-students :cool: (trekking across the city and dealing with all of TFL’s faulty trains, signal failures, passenger alarms and whatever else!)
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Such devotion to teeth!! Hope your exams are going OK as well
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Such devotion to teeth!! Hope your exams are going OK as well
Thank you :hugs:
We’ve received our preliminary results already, despite not having sat the final 2 exams so it’s a bit of a weird situation this year.

When are your results coming out?
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Thank you :hugs:
We’ve received our preliminary results already, despite not having sat the final 2 exams so it’s a bit of a weird situation this year.

When are your results coming out?
That seems a bit odd tbh. Hope they were good results though and you've got the grades you undoubtedly deserve!

Classic Imperial so 21 July! Have a case exam on Wednesday (could fail it and still pass the module tho ) and a podcast to submit next Tuesday, then I'm free pending exam results going wrong.
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That seems a bit odd tbh. Hope they were good results though and you've got the grades you undoubtedly deserve!

Classic Imperial so 21 July! Have a case exam on Wednesday (could fail it and still pass the module tho ) and a podcast to submit next Tuesday, then I'm free pending exam results going wrong.
It’s weird because I have my results but then not really because they’re incomplete?
Oh wow 21st July! Ours can’t be that late because they’d need time to sort out resits.
I feel that, we’ve still got assignments due in after our finals too - it’s never ending :emo:
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It’s weird because I have my results but then not really because they’re incomplete?
Oh wow 21st July! Ours can’t be that late because they’d need time to sort out resits.
I feel that, we’ve still got assignments due in after our finals too - it’s never ending :emo:
Yeah that does seem annoying - it's not the normal sense of relief or anything.
Our resits start on 9th August :cry: I really hope I don't have to resit this year :crossedf:
I know, I thought this term would be relaxed but I'm running about like a crazy person with podcast, flat viewings, revision....
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(Original post by Mesopotamian.)
I’m a bit of a catfish commenting in all of these medical threads :laugh: - I’m not a med student, so you’re quite right, you probably won’t find any medical cohort in the U.K. with a grand total of <70 students (except maybe that private one?)
Fair enough
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