Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Study Skills for Medicine - Why is it different?

Group mentoring was on the 24th November 2011 *This is a late post*

  • For the UKCAT/BMAT prepare earlier - At least 6 months before hand.
I got this advice from the year 13s that were there, they've experienced a lot with this whole application thing so I have a lot of respect for them, I understand the hard work needed to do well in your studies as well as doing all the stuff to get into medicine.

  • Hard work + conscientious attitude = Graduation!
Adult education  in medicine
  • Exposure to content (lectures, tutorials and dissection)
  • Learning the content (wider reading & independent study)
  • Apply content (clinical practice or examinations)
Studying medicine
  • Unlike any other academic discipline at university
  • A lot to learn
  • Little time
  • Pressure is intense
  • Cognitive changes
  • Behavioural changes (required by GMC)
  • Assessment driven (roughly every 6 weeks at Kings College University)
  • Even the smartest student has to work hard
  • Attention to detail, critical thinking and conscientiousness.
Some of the details of a normal term at Kings that scared me! (Sept - Oct 2012)
  • 110 Lectures 2 - 6 PER DAY
  • 10 - 15 tutorials 
  • 15 - 30 practicals
  • Interactive learning days
  • They expect you to do 21 hours of independent studying per week
Some revision tips:
  • Don't prepare last minute
  • Read wider and longer!
  • Prepare beforehand
  • Past papers
  • Don't miss lectures (or lessons), you'll miss out on a lot!
I really learnt a lot from this group mentoring! I hope you learnt from my notes too!

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