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e.g. do people who get MBBS etc get 2.1...2.2...firsts ?
or is their degree graded in a different way?
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The MBBS (or whatever) degree is not usually graded in that way. Many med schools have some kind of merit/distinction system for finals (and sometimes for earlier exams too) but they're quite variable. Most people will just get a pass.

If you do an intercalated degree, that will be graded 1st, 2:1 etc.
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The 'grade' that actually makes a difference is your ranking within your year. Its used as part of Foundation School applications (In whatever form that takes for you guys) and here, and I'm guessing other places, for deciding intercalated degree places.
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The 'grade' that actually makes a difference is your ranking within your year. Its used as part of Foundation School applications (In whatever form that takes for you guys) and here, and I'm guessing other places, for deciding intercalated degree places.
So it would be better to go to a uni with easier exams/ less able/studious students?
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Sure, feel free.....
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So it would be better to go to a uni with easier exams/ less able/studious students?
I don't think a medical school with those traits exists.
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I don't think a medical school with those traits exists.
The med school finals are not standarised. :p:

Not to mention there is always going to be a disparity in general student ability between different institutions. :p:

Keyword = General.

And by ability, I mean ability to do well in exams.
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For someone with three rejections, you seem to know an awful lot about medical school.
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For someone with three rejections, you seem to know an awful lot about medical school.

Ouch.
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Ouch.
I can't decide whether AEH is being sarcastic due to Baki's slightly naive (although joke) comment about going to a med school with less able students or whether he's surprised that Baki has been rejected. Too much sleep has dulled my senses :tongue:
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I can't decide whether AEH is being sarcastic due to Baki's slightly naive (although joke) comment about going to a med school with less able students or whether he's surprised that Baki has been rejected. Too much sleep has dulled my senses :tongue:
Go with the former...
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Go with the former...
Thanks for clearing that up! If I get into med school I'm gonna have to sharpen myself up again, this gap year has turned me into a plonker :tongue:
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Thanks for clearing that up! If I get into med school I'm gonna have to sharpen myself up again, this gap year has turned me into a plonker :tongue:
Try studying humanities for an intercalated degree after 4 years of medicine. I know nothing about either anymore
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Try studying humanities for an intercalated degree after 4 years of medicine. I know nothing about either anymore
I bet that is quite a shock to the system How is intercalation going?
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Pass/Fail?
Percentile rankings
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how bout at oxbridge you do three year preclinical then i believe after that u get a BA so is that graded by 2.1 etc?
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how bout at oxbridge you do three year preclinical then i believe after that u get a BA so is that graded by 2.1 etc?
Yes, as I said, if you do an intercalated degree, that is graded.

At Cambridge, your exam results for the first two years are also graded in the same way, but different weightings are given to the various papers and it's all rather complicated.
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