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what is the difference?
what would you guys recommend?
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if you can give any info no matter how insignificant it help me soooo much
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I don't know about medsix. I went to medlink, and found it quite useful, including showing me I didn't like Nottingham. This is very big, and you get many lectures on all the different places and on interview styles and things. I had fun also.
Medsim is smaller than medlink and more expensive, but apparently more involved and interesting. I wouldn't suggest going to more than one though.
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Yeah, just choose one. Try going to one at the uni you think you'd like to go to out of all the choices - cos you can get an insight into that place. The general structure of the courses is the same, but some go into more detail and have more 'practicals' then the others. I went to Medlink at Nottingham...if I'd have done medicine I would probably have applied there after seeing it!
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I went on Medsix and Medsim. From the people I spoke to, it sounds as though Medsix and Medlink are pretty much the same, but nowhere near as good as Medsim, it was brilliant, and much much more practical and involved than Medsix. If you are only going to do one of them, make it Medsim, yes, its more expensive, but well, well worth it.
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^ thanks alot, i probably will go medsim.

can i ask you what package did you sign up to for both medsim and medisix?
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Yeah medlink also showed me that Nottingham wasnt for me but made some great friends. Medisix is just a crapper version of medlink. GO for Medsim though i didnt go everyone said it was quite good. However tbh if u are paying for it u and not ur school it really is not essential and not such a big thing any more coz loads do it.
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(Original post by nandra)
what is the difference?
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no no no no no no no

NO!!!!!!

DO NOT DO IT GUYS

Honest to god, take it from me, and anyone else that has an ounce of sense and went on these damned things - save yourself a few hundred quid and instead doa week in a nursing home, or better yet a GPs or hospital, or pay a few bob to go on a lifesavers course.
Midlink/sim are utter rubbish.
Really, no admissions tutor takes real stock in them

wish i'd known that then...
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Foolfarian's right. Go cos you wanna go, not for your UCAS application form.
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Out of the two I'd say medsim, as you get to do more practical stuff.
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no no no no no no no

NO!!!!!!

DO NOT DO IT GUYS

Honest to god, take it from me, and anyone else that has an ounce of sense and went on these damned things - save yourself a few hundred quid and instead doa week in a nursing home, or better yet a GPs or hospital, or pay a few bob to go on a lifesavers course.
Midlink/sim are utter rubbish.
Really, no admissions tutor takes real stock in them

wish i'd known that then...

Couldn't agree more.

These courses are OK if you're not sure if you want to study medicine, but are totally pointless if you already know you do.

They claim you can use them in lieu of work experience, yet not one med school will take it as so.

Save your money and get some hands on work experience/volunteer - you'll get far more out of it without having to fork out several hundred pounds!!!
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Couldn't agree more.

These courses are OK if you're not sure if you want to study medicine, but are totally pointless if you already know you do.

They claim you can use them in lieu of work experience, yet not one med school will take it as so.

Save your money and get some hands on work experience/volunteer - you'll get far more out of it without having to fork out several hundred pounds!!!
I remember at the end they handed out those silly little badges and said 'o yeh wear these to your interviews and you'll be more likely to get in'
My arse
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What badges???
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What badges???
didn't you get one?
Just some weird little badge. can't even remember what it looked like now.
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Medlink and Medsix - are more lecture bases, I went to medlink.

Medsim - lots more practical, including a call out.

I went to medlink and all it did for me was make my mind up that i didnt want to do med. I spose that was good, because spending £250+ is better than one year of med school.

However, if you've made your mind up about wanting to do medicine, don't go to any of them. There was roughly 4000 delegates at medlink, for one course. As it's run twice i.e. one week one time then one week another time thats 8000 people, then add in medsim and medsix i would say that about 10000 people went to these conferences every year.

Now assuming most of them are gonna apply to medicine, it really doesn't make the conferences look at all special.

You'd get a better idea of whether medicine is your thing by doing shadowing a GP and other doctor and varying it in different wards and departments, try not to stick to just one department for a week. Also, the med schools like it if you do old folks homes, shows your more determined and committed, cause that's who you are going to have to see whether you like it or not.

If after all i've said, you still want to go to medlink/sim/isix then don't buy any of the crap they try and sell like the "The source" and "MedFaxx" it's a waste of cash...

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didn't you get one?
Just some weird little badge. can't even remember what it looked like now.
Are you sure it was a badge you were meant to wear at interview? :eek: I went to medlink a few years ago and don't think even they would have the audacity to tell people they'd have a greater chance of getting into med school.

Thinking back, I remember lots of people saying that Dr. Gary Craven (who runs it) wasn't actually a qualified doctor and was an actor that also did the law one.
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Are you sure it was a badge you were meant to wear at interview? :eek: I went to medlink a few years ago and don't think even they would have the audacity to tell people they'd have a greater chance of getting into med school.

Thinking back, I remember lots of people saying that Dr. Gary Craven (who runs it) wasn't actually a qualified doctor and was an actor that also did the law one.
Dr, Garry Craven, why did everyone love him, he got a standing ovation at the end... it was only me and a mate who figured out who he really was... a fake! Just a motivational speaker
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Dr, Garry Craven, why did everyone love him, he got a standing ovation at the end... it was only me and a mate who figured out who he really was... a fake! Just a motivational speaker
He was good at his job though, certainly. I remember searching for him on the GMC register and he wasn't there!
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Dr, Garry Craven, why did everyone love him, he got a standing ovation at the end... it was only me and a mate who figured out who he really was... a fake! Just a motivational speaker
It's a well known fact that he didn't finish his med degree and is a motivational speaker. He's very good at what he does - i.e parting fools with their cash!
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It's a well known fact that he didn't finish his med degree and is a motivational speaker. He's very good at what he does - i.e parting fools with their cash!
so how come he can get away with calling himself dr?
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