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Intercating? – No!

June 18th, 2009 No comments

Apparently I find out on July 1st what’s happening intercalated wise.

Or not – today in fact:

Due to the high number of applications this year your ranking is such
that we are unable to offer you your first or second choices on the BSc
(Med Sci) Clinical Medicine.

Here comes 4th year!

A bit shocked but I also kind of expected it. My grades were not exactly brilliant and that is what they generally go on.

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Intercalated – yes or no?

December 14th, 2008 2 comments

The time is nearing when I’ll need to decide whether to apply to study an intercalated degree next year. It comes down to weighing up the possible benefits I’ll get from this year compared to the likely disadvantages.

The down sides are pretty easy to see, the major ones include:

  • Increased debt
  • Delay in graduating
  • Leave my current year
  • Uncertainty about the career advantages

On the other hand that last disadvantage could open a world of advantages:

  • Gain a bonus over other applicants when it comes to job applications
  • Ability to enter an academic route (something I’d likely enjoy)
  • Spend time learning a subject in detail
  • Learn how to carry out research
  • Possibility of publication (it happens!)

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve considered that I’ll apply regardless. The financial aspect won’t be a concern providing I have no problem in keeping my job for the next few years. Going back a year will be quite unusual but I’ll get used to it no doubt.

Glasgow offers 2 different types of intercalated – one in the medical or in the biological faculties. The medical intercalated is based on a core degree programme combined with a specialist module of my selection. My current train of thought involves the developmental medicine specialist module. I’m slightly worried that this will be quite competitive so my effort is on improving my exam results this year.

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Almost there

October 20th, 2008 No comments

After 4 weeks of this SSM I’m almost at the end of it. It seems bizzare to start year 3 properly at the beginning of November and to consider that I’m half way to the Christmas holidays already. In truth I’m quite excited about getting started. The last couple of weeks, as i mentioned back then, haven’t been the most exciting. I’ve been labouring over my lab reports for the last few days and I’m now bored of them too.

That said, I’ve been doing enough outside of the course that the time seems to have flown by. Apparently October is a popular birthday month as well as a personal anniversary. These combined seemed to eat away a week of the last month in a Pacman like style. All were rather enjoyable so I can’t begrudge them.

We have finally been informed a bit more about how third year operates leading to mixed feelings of both excitement and nervousness. It boils down to something like this:

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Bored to be back

October 6th, 2008 No comments

This is the start of my 3rd teaching week back at Uni and, to be honest, I’m still a bit bored. The problem is my current Student Selected Module (SSM) which last for the first 5 weeks of teaching. The term “Student Selected” is slightly inappropriate as this SSM – cardiovascular science (or heart stuff) – was actually my 5th choice out of the possible 6.

Unfortunately my higher choices were all a bit too popular. Top of my list was “Resuscitation to Recovery” which would’ve simply been awesome. However only 2 students can fit into this one with somewhere around 50 of us selecting it as our first choice. I would’ve settled for my 4th choice quite happily (Clinical Pharmacology) but I guess I had put that just a tad too low down.

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