what is the difference?
what would you guys recommend?
if you can give any info no matter how insignificant it help me soooo much
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!
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.
^ thanks alot, i probably will go medsim.
can i ask you what package did you sign up to for both medsim and medisix?
Foolfarian's right. Go cos you wanna go, not for your UCAS application form.
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...
hope it helps