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    anyone on rotation in UK???

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    I would really like to get in touch with anyone on rotations in the UK. SGU is my first choice but I am already getting fed up with the caribbean med school 'jokes' that only people who can't get into a proper med school go to the caribbean. I'm a scuba diver, so obviously SGU is way more appealing than going to London! I know my aunt had a bit of an anti attitude at first, but she works at York hospital and has recently been working with SGU students and has now admitted that the SGU students are far better than the UK students. Apparently they are more knwledgable and have a far better bedside manner than the UK students. Hopefully, this negative attitude may start to change, but I don't want other people's biases to hinder my career should I return to UK to work after med school.

    Be great to hear from current students on rotations about their experiences and also to gain any top tips before I start studying.

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    Trust me, by the time you get to clinicals, you won't care what people think of you. You begin to realize that you in fact do know your stuff and people start to judge you based on that. You best bet would be to contact the clinical UK coordinator and shell set you up with some names.

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    Thanks Vtrain

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    Dr wanna- those jokes are correct. the only people who go are people who dont get into north american schools (or their home schools in other countries). if you want to go to sgu rather than london for the scuba, the best advice I can give you is reconsider your career. You should NOT go to sgu for lifestyle. Aside from the reality that you wont be considered as strongly when you try to go back home, they will question your judgement when you tell them you chose an offshore school over a british school. Go to london if you can and take a choliday in grenada. t his is not a place to go if you can get in your domicile school.




    The wohle issue of sgu students ebing "more knowledgable"... let me put this in context. SGU students tend to be pretty serious about their education; they shleped down to the caribbean because they couldnt get in at home (usually the us). they work twice as hard as other students at times. YEs they do well on the wards but I will tell you there is no truth that they're "better" or worse for that matter than UK or US students. Sometimes they use their success on the wards to make themselves feel superior but its hardly a comment about their innate talents. Be smart. Go to the uk if you can. if you can't then sgu is a good alternative. And btw may UK docs who teach sgu students like to comment that sgu students are "nearly as good" as their own students, so dont be fooled into thinking its a truism that they are held in some higher esteem over the uk group.


    Quote Originally Posted by drwanna
    I would really like to get in touch with anyone on rotations in the UK. SGU is my first choice but I am already getting fed up with the caribbean med school 'jokes' that only people who can't get into a proper med school go to the caribbean. I'm a scuba diver, so obviously SGU is way more appealing than going to London! I know my aunt had a bit of an anti attitude at first, but she works at York hospital and has recently been working with SGU students and has now admitted that the SGU students are far better than the UK students. Apparently they are more knwledgable and have a far better bedside manner than the UK students. Hopefully, this negative attitude may start to change, but I don't want other people's biases to hinder my career should I return to UK to work after med school.

    Be great to hear from current students on rotations about their experiences and also to gain any top tips before I start studying.
    Steph
    If you get a warning, put on yer manpants and stop whining about it.

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