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    Content Crossover between Medicine and Biomed

    I somewhat disagree with this... Sure medical studies are obviously going to be focused on clinical aspects of science, and also be more broad and practical than pure hard science, but that doesn't mean that doctors don't need to have a serious, in-depth understanding of many different...
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    [Undergrad] umat

    It should be exactly the same. Really the only change was the layout of the test, so the difficulty, length and number of questions remained pretty much the same as previous years and the way the exam was marked stayed the same too. It is definitely possibly to significantly raise your score the...
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    Going into dentistry - Yes or No ?!?

    If you want to do it, do it. There is definitely an oversupply but don't let it completely deter you if this is a course you want to do. If everyone thought the same thing and decided against going into a course because there was a graduate oversupply, then there wouldn't be any graduates at...
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    [Grad] Easiest Major to get high GPA for BSc?

    Don't think about your degree being 'useless'. No degree is useless. And while med may feel like it should be your priority, for the next 3-4 years your course should be your main priority. Otherwise how else are you going to get an offer for med? Pick a major that you feel you'd enjoy and do...
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    Pre-Clinical Medicine...the right career for me?

    Well they do say that pole dancing is extremely good exercise...
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    Bunch Of Questions - Regarding Entrance To Undergraduate Medicine

    There are always exceptions, and there can definitely be offers made with ATARs less than 93. But it's always good to aim for 94-95 to give yourself the best possible shot. And it also depends a lot on rurality: if you're from a larger regional town or city you should aim for higher, whilst...
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    Bunch Of Questions - Regarding Entrance To Undergraduate Medicine

    Wow that's a lot of questions... I'll try and answer what I can. A lot of this is going to depend heaps on where you're applying and what your exact scores are. You mentioned Monash, so I'm assuming you're thinking of applying there and I'll use it as an example. For Monash, there's going to be...
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    Pre-Clinical Medicine...the right career for me?

    ...Yeah you might not want to say things like that. Just a heads up. That's a hell of a way to piss people off. Um that is incredibly awesome. What a legend! I didn't even know there were national competitions for pole dancing, let alone that you could do one whilst becoming dux and earning a PhD.
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    Pre-Clinical Medicine...the right career for me?

    10 hours...? Are there even enough hours in the day to study for 10 hours? Med is really not as full-on as people expect. The workload is big, there's no denying it, and the hours are long, but it is seriously not that bad. There's easily enough time for sport, music, drama, drinking or...
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    ATAR cut off and UMAT cut offnterview offers

    I'm pretty sure the ATAR is a threshold, so you wouldn't technically be eligible for entry without a score of 99+. They're always going to be more flexible with interview offers when using predicted scores, since the predictions are often less than reliable.
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    Pre-Clinical Medicine...the right career for me?

    ^ So, so, so true. A healthy balance is extremely important, and the ones that fail in this regard are only going to end up stressed, isolated and miserable.
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    Pre-Clinical Medicine...the right career for me?

    This is kind of an odd philosophy to be honest... Even once you graduate you're still going to have many many years of study and training, and then many, many more years of working long hours in your chosen field, so I wouldn't say you'd ever necessarily be 'free', per se... Don't think of it...
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    Pre-Clinical Medicine...the right career for me?

    We go to year 12, not year 13, and it can be pretty stressful. And we don't have HSFY, nor a uni here in Victoria that takes non-standards. Just undergrad at Monash, postgrad at Monash, Melbourne or Deakin, or interstate options.
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    Pre-Clinical Medicine...the right career for me?

    I agree. There are those who are 100% sure they want to do med, and those who aren't certain. While you do kind of need a certain amount of passion to succeed in med, you really never know until you try it. You don't have to be completely sure what you want to do at age 16..
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    Pre-Clinical Medicine...the right career for me?

    Why, may I ask..? It's not a race. And in a career like medicine, a bit of extra maturity and life experience is always a good thing. If you want to take a gap year, take one. An extra year before you can call yourself a doctor is going to make no difference. Monash is awesome. It's no more...
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    Pre-Clinical Medicine...the right career for me?

    It seems like you just need to take some more time to think about what you want to do. You're only in high school – you don't have to make any real choices just yet! Believe me, not all med students feel a 'rush of excitement at the prospect of wearing a white coat'. Especially since we wear...
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    UTAS 2014

    What a kerfuffle.. It's a shame that your UMAT was too low, but at least they cleared all of that up. It sucks when the unis give you less-than-complete information, and/or make admin errors. ...Which does happen relatively often unfortunately.
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    UTAS 2014

    I've never heard of this rule... And it seems like a pretty silly one... It's not like the subject of chemistry can really change that much in 5 years.
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    Favourite and least favourite aspects of your medical course and university

    There's technically already a pretty massive thread on this topic... http://www.medstudentsonline.com.au/f35/pros-cons-each-uni-12294/index5.html +1, Luis is awesome.
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    Studying medicine overseas as an Australian?

    It may be a bit tough, and moving away from home is a big thing, but you should go with your gut, and if Cambridge has been your dream then I say go for it. You're only young once, and if spending five years in a great city at a university that is in the top 5 in the world is something you want...
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