Monash BMedSci/MD I
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has anyone received information on how to get our police check yet?
I haven't heard hours being that strenuous for third years, and I have done placements in Sale, Mildura, and Bendigo. Certainly lectures are not every day, so staying late would be a once-a-week deal. Similarly, starting at 6.30 am would depend on the rotation, in surgical rotations starts are earlier than in medical rotations.I've heard in ERC in Years 3-5, clin placement is from 6.30-5pm then lectures from 5-8pm. Rinse and repeat. Is this true because I've heard the hours aren't so bad for metro placements.
My understanding is that people pay for themselves, ditto with the Nepal and Fiji trips. You'll find that in general, medical students come from the top SES quartile and thus find a way to afford such "volunteering holidays". Needless to say, not going on these excursions confers no disadvantage.Also how do students afford to go overseas for trips like with Operation Smile? Is it through fundraising or expected to be paid out of pocket by the attendees themselves? Because that's a good few thousand there!
I'd recommend having a look at the subcommittee stalls at Medstart, they'll have all the info you need!! Ignite is more education based, TeamMED is more focussed on service and Operation Smile focusses on cleft lip and palate specificallyWhat's the difference between Ignite, TeamMED and Operation Smile? They seem to be all global health related haha!
Sometimes we do, sometimes we don’t, it really depends on the lecturers (some lecturers want their content to be a ‘surprise’ hahaha)Hi! Does anyone know if we get lecture slides before the lectures? My plan is to annotate the lecture slides on my laptop/ by hand. If we don't, I wouldn't really know what to do when we come to diagrams/ pics. Taking a picture of them with my phone then emailing it to myself doesn't seem very effective haha!
Yeah macs are a massive drawback when it comes to diagram annotation. I personally hand write my notes, but I know there are people who just dot point notes on word or onenote (I think onenote is just an easy way of organising class notes), and people with macs try their best to draw diagrams anyway with the mousepadHahaha won't be a surprise when I start fiddling with my laptop
How do most people take notes if they have Macs? Word/ google docs/ one note or even ditch the laptop for handwritten notes? I've heard great things about one note but "writing" all over the diagrams isn't too easy haha!
They didn't go into details last year, but you can send them an email/give them a call just letting them know about your concerns if you're comfortable with doing soHey, Does anyone know about Monash's Scholarship Award Ceremony on the 14th March? When our names are announced, will the scholarship name also be announced?
I'm presuming that they're going to call out our names and the scholarship we received. I'm being awarded the scholarship for equity (medical) reasons and I'm not too uncomfortable being recorded /receiving the scholarship in front of so many. In other words, I don't really want it to be known to others that I suffer from a medical condition. Not that I should be ashamed, but I'm not too keen on the pity that usually follows haha!
I definitely want to show my gratitude towards the scholarship donors/ trustees though