"Struggling with motivation and starting to resent the med school. Current 4th year here - my med school infantilise us and have given us too much to complete with such little time. WPBAs have to be signed someone over F2 grade but can’t be any of our tutors/doctors who want to do bedside teaching with us as that’s for our “learning” it’s not in the “workplace”. 2/5 days of the week we can potentially spend on the wards due to teaching sessions and GP, which normally would be enough time however the checklist is so long none of us feel like we will get it done. Factoring in strikes and illness a lot of us are behind and any valuable ward teaching we get, the med school don’t deem as relevant because there’s no box to tick! 32 clerkings in 18 weeks and only geriatric patients. Each one has to correlate to a specific speciality and Rockwood Frailty score and 4AT for each. Then multiple MOCAs, AMTS etc. Which would be fine if we didn’t have so many to do, every doctor thinks it’s ridiculous that we have so many to do. Some doctors have even said they don’t want med students just coming to the wards to clerk - which is understandable because the majority of us want to be taught & get involved but we don’t really have a choice. In our portfolio, expected to attend 9 ward rounds but these only count if you have photographic evidence that you scribed the ward round. Multiple students have been to ward rounds and received great teaching and been involved in patient care but the med school won’t deem this as suitable because we don’t have “proof” and there’s no box to tick off. Also many doctors don’t want us scribing ward rounds or discharge summaries let alone taking pictures of the notes. A lot of the tutors and my GP have emailed the med school complaining about this too and we’ve been told that at faculty meetings, the students aren’t trusted and we are being infantilised. And that is truly how it feels!"
This was shared on reddit by a student who is a 4th year med student at bristol. hope this helps you with your application.