Post Tagged with: "Exams"

London Nightline

London Nightline

This week’s article is a focus on London Nightline. In future weeks, there will be articles to help with all aspects of finals revision, whether it’s welfare related or reviews of revision sources! If there’s anything you’d like to see featured, please drop us a line!   Nightline is a confidential listening and practical information service run by students, for […]

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Editor’s Letter 2015 No. 15

Editor’s Letter 2015 No. 15

[box] This week, our Editor-in-Chief has been revising for the Situational Judgement Test [/box] You are just finishing a busy afternoon refreshing Buzzfeed articles. Your flatmate, who is supposed to reach for the TV remote and change the channel to avoid any contact with Countryfile, is apparently sound asleep instead. You need to avoid Countryfile because it is dangerously close to being the […]

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How to have a Medic Social Life

How to have a Medic Social Life

This is the fourth article in the ongoing Freshers series. Check back in the coming weeks for more! I am not going to tell you how to make friends. As medic freshers I can assume that you have a baseline of social nous and that you really don’t need a faceless 2nd year coaching you on small talk. Instead I’ll […]

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General Top Tips for Freshers

General Top Tips for Freshers

This is the first article in our Freshers series! Check out more in the coming weeks.   Congratulations you made it! All those hours perfecting that personal statement, nervously sitting the dreaded UKCAT, and sweating through the interview have been worth it – you’re now a medical student! Starting university is an exciting new challenge; one that is entirely different to […]

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Medical student? Yes, but human too!

Medical student? Yes, but human too!

It’s a well-known fact that medics are a competitive bunch. We have our own sports teams, come exam time we all brag about how much work we’re doing, and when results are out, we all want to know each other’s decile ranking. Medical school seems to be a competition where not only do you have to study the hardest, but […]

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"Tomorrow is my day. The day. I'll get everything done then." said every student ever

In Defence of Procrastination

[box style=”rounded” border=”full”]Jun Lao, Doctors’ Mess Editor, attempts to mount a defence of procrastination and offers some tips on maximising time spent on breaks.[/box] Why do we procrastinate? A propensity for self sabotage? A thirst for failure? An Appetite for Destruction? Definitely. Especially that last one. But also because it’s fun. So much more fun than work. Studying. Being responsible. […]

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Exam stress and how to beat it

Exam stress and how to beat it

Exam stress. We’ve all dealt with it, and it only gets worse the further you get through medical school. One of the very first lectures I had as a first year was coping with stress, and every exam period that goes past brings with it another lecturer mentioning that they thinks we all need to get some rest. Most pre-clinical […]

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Future scene of the apocalypse?

Exam season library etiquette

[box style=”rounded” border=”full”]Jun Lao, new Doctors’ Mess editor, tackling the issues that matter to you…library seat availability[/box] Imagine the scene. As the sun peeks over the horizon a crowd of glassy eyed and bedraggled shadows are stumbling and converging on a domed building with a lone flag fluttering in the wind. The climactic scene in a zombie apocalypse movie where […]

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The week I finished finals

The week I finished finals

Oscar To   The Last Friday was preceded by a week where the culmination of six years of medical school and two months of actual study played itself out in earnest as I stood aghast as an examiner asked me questions about the actor I had just interviewed. I had linked together scraps of information into a tapestry; it looked […]

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Smart drugs or smart students?

Smart drugs or smart students?

Oscar To   You are what you eat   A rising phenomenon in many universities is the use of smart drugs in the pursuit of academic achievement. These drugs, such as Ritalin, are prescription only within the NHS and accessed through dubious means for use by students hoping to gain the edge in their studies. Hailed as wonder drugs that […]

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