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Re: 12 Things I Learnt From The Medical School by kulkris(m): 9:58am On Jul 31, 2014
Capableben:
Sir, I am very good in Biology and even the maths... i had always nurtured this dream of studying either medicine or pharmacy but on the long run I deviated. Chiefly because I think I can't dissect cadavers, Lol, yea, a friend of mine told me about how one would work on real corpses, and I developed a phobia immediately. Is there a branch of medicine that doesn't deal with cadavers
lol.....u have to conquer dat fear, i was actually lyk u b4 i got into med skul(due to excess home video......hehe.....)but i conquered that when i got to the cadaver lab and i realised those bodies r actually lifeless and all those ish i had were all fallacies....
Re: 12 Things I Learnt From The Medical School by mentorandfriend(m): 10:09am On Jul 31, 2014
Francesxavier:
Actually, i wanted to apply for Medicine but, I was told it is more demanding, so I opted for Pharmacy.
Now I want to know if I can change course to Medicine after my first year?
In most schools, you can do it if you make a GP of 4.0 in first yr.
Re: 12 Things I Learnt From The Medical School by YinkaDiva(f): 10:17am On Jul 31, 2014
Whaaoo.it's lyk d Op went to my skul or d xperience in all medical skul is just similar.Most of the students who use to move stuffs in gross lab then v now been withdrawn.The ones with 5.0 G.p in 100level are no where to b found.It's survival of d fittest.it's beyond academical soundness.u need to b an all rounder.u v to knw wat to read.I agree wt u 100%.Medical skul no b beans.Medilag has taught me a lot

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Re: 12 Things I Learnt From The Medical School by Francesxavier(f): 10:20am On Jul 31, 2014
mentorandfriend: In most schools, you can do it if you make a GP of 4.0 in first yr.
Thank you for the info. Does Pharmacy require physics?
Re: 12 Things I Learnt From The Medical School by mentorandfriend(m): 10:23am On Jul 31, 2014
Francesxavier:
Thank you for the info. Does Pharmacy require physics?
Ya. You av to have at least a credit in physics in WAEC, then you'll also have to pass physics 101 and 102 in your first year.
Re: 12 Things I Learnt From The Medical School by Danny4show(m): 10:23am On Jul 31, 2014
mentorandfriend: Ok. Send me a pm. Click on my profile.
yea av done dt bro..

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Re: 12 Things I Learnt From The Medical School by tarryT(m): 10:33am On Jul 31, 2014
OP: I agree with majority of your points. Medical school is quite challenging but you can still have time for Amaka, Nneoma, sports, school politics, parties and much more. It all depends on you, time management, smart work (like you said) and whatever floats your boat.

There was a popular slogan back then in Med school "ANY STUDENT THAT MAKES 100% ATTENDANCE IS A MAD MAN ".

Permit me to add to your excellent points ..

13) Don't compete with anyone rather "compete" with yourself : Strive to improve your grades and never be contented that you've given your maximum. There is always a room for improvement.

14) Be fearless : Never panic. stay calm and be focused. Be confident. The Bible says "faith cometh by hearing of the word " but I say Confidence Cometh By Reading in Med School.

15) Mix Up : Make friends with students of other departments ...law, engineering, management etc. It helps.

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Re: 12 Things I Learnt From The Medical School by Tinyemeka(m): 10:57am On Jul 31, 2014
@ Mentorandfriend, after doctors have sworn the oath to uphold and protect lives, why do they still abandon patients at the point of death and proceed on strikes?
Re: 12 Things I Learnt From The Medical School by myspnigeria: 10:58am On Jul 31, 2014
Good read
Re: 12 Things I Learnt From The Medical School by destino24(m): 11:02am On Jul 31, 2014
aryzgreat: Congrats on passing ur MBBS, anyway we Engrs rock.

Rugged guys owns d globe

GBAM!!

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Re: 12 Things I Learnt From The Medical School by iduzebaba(m): 11:07am On Jul 31, 2014
chai
Re: 12 Things I Learnt From The Medical School by iduzebaba(m): 11:08am On Jul 31, 2014
unilorin med school; dia r 3 set of students; d jackometers; dey read as if dem wan write usmle but all na wash; dey always score btw 40-55; d 2nd ppl rarely reads;;watches ball lyk mads; participate in school politics;social dinners and chase kp gurls;they start attendin class 3 wks to exam;photocopy notes and pq;then crashread for d exam. they mostly score 50 -59;and even wen dey fail ;they always pass d resit; the 3rd set are d gurus; dey only attend class; and maybe check textbook twice in d whole postin; how dey do it;i dont know;but at d end; dem go lead class carry all d prize go.moderation,consistency;smartness and prayer is d key to passin in med schl walai

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Re: 12 Things I Learnt From The Medical School by Kooldude01: 11:29am On Jul 31, 2014
Reminds me of d TV series Grey's Anatomy it made me fell in love with medicine.

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Re: 12 Things I Learnt From The Medical School by Capableben(m): 11:31am On Jul 31, 2014
kulkris: lol.....u have to conquer dat fear, i was actually lyk u b4 i got into med skul(due to excess home video......hehe.....)but i conquered that when i got to the cadaver lab and i realised those bodies r actually lifeless and all those ish i had were all fallacies....
what advantages does a medical student have over the engineering student? (Hope this isn't silly)
Re: 12 Things I Learnt From The Medical School by destino24(m): 11:39am On Jul 31, 2014
gbosaa:


I have a feeling he graduated from either ESUT or UNIZIK...I will bet my salary on ESUT....

Congrats to him.

@OP...nice to know that you embraced God and worked really hard..I give you less than 5 years from now,those nursing students will see your other side cheesy cheesy..We have seen it all...the fear of MBBS exams are the beginning of wisdom..for most medicos,once that nightmares are over,its enjoyment galore....nurses,nursing students,mid-wives,patients relatives shocked..its census....most of you lots turn into the oga kpatakpata of national population commission.


Im talking from experience,i know lots of them who preached from year one till 2nd MBBS.....Then graduated.....then changed grin grin...infact from their final year,you would not believe some of these guys ever stood in front of the class to preach.

Are you an ESUT student?
Re: 12 Things I Learnt From The Medical School by Raymondenyi(m): 11:40am On Jul 31, 2014
abdulkayus:

c dis guy, u mean industrial chemistry is more difficult than medicine? easy abeg.

Bro! If u read b/w d line; I wrote "In my opinion ". So I wrote 4rm my own perspective... (I studied medicine BTW) , so its not as if; I just woke up 1 cool morning 2 opine' outta d euphoria of hangovers...
Re: 12 Things I Learnt From The Medical School by nairamaverick(m): 11:51am On Jul 31, 2014
Omonoba1: is this my boss maverick?
no...
Re: 12 Things I Learnt From The Medical School by Chartey(m): 11:54am On Jul 31, 2014
iduzebaba: unilorin med school; dia r 3 set of students; d jackometers; dey read as if dem wan write usmle but all na wash; dey always score btw 40-55; d 2nd ppl rarely reads;;watches ball lyk mads; participate in school politics;social dinners and chase kp gurls;they start attendin class 3 wks to exam;photocopy notes and pq;then crashread for d exam. they mostly score 50 -59;and even wen dey fail ;they always pass d resit; the 3rd set are d gurus; dey only attend class; and maybe check textbook twice in d whole postin; how dey do it;i dont know;but at d end; dem go lead class carry all d prize go.moderation,consistency;smartness and prayer is d key to passin in med schl walai
Iduze!!! How una dey for dia? I dey miss una pieces. I get Chem path test dis afternoon. I say make I peep for NL na I'm I see u o. ABUTH dey dry my bones.
Re: 12 Things I Learnt From The Medical School by godstino(m): 12:00pm On Jul 31, 2014
iduzebaba: unilorin med school; dia r 3 set of students; d jackometers; dey read as if dem wan write usmle but all na wash; dey always score btw 40-55; d 2nd ppl rarely reads;;watches ball lyk mads; participate in school politics;social dinners and chase kp gurls;they start attendin class 3 wks to exam;photocopy notes and pq;then crashread for d exam. they mostly score 50 -59;and even wen dey fail ;they always pass d resit; the 3rd set are d gurus; dey only attend class; and maybe check textbook twice in d whole postin; how dey do it;i dont know;but at d end; dem go lead class carry all d prize go.moderation,consistency;smartness and prayer is d key to passin in med schl walai
hahahahaha...the 3rd class na magicians....

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Re: 12 Things I Learnt From The Medical School by CircleOfWilis: 12:07pm On Jul 31, 2014
Chartey: Iduze!!! How una dey for dia? I dey miss una pieces. I get Chem path test dis afternoon. I say make I peep for NL na I'm I see u o. ABUTH dey dry my bones.
wish u the best in ur test, we passed thru the same rigorous training alive, u shall make it too.
Try and pass ol ur test, that lab medicine exam with 2papers the same day na die, ur faith fit shake sef
Re: 12 Things I Learnt From The Medical School by Cheeun(f): 12:14pm On Jul 31, 2014
Ain't a Med. student but i just don't know why i love this write up. Op, I wish u the best in your humanitarian job &thanks. cheesy

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Re: 12 Things I Learnt From The Medical School by Cheeun(f): 12:25pm On Jul 31, 2014
Tinyemeka: @ Mentorandfriend, after doctors have sworn the oath to uphold and protect lives, why do they still abandon patients at the point of death and proceed on strikes?
Whatever happened to their 'oath'. Oya help me ask am o grin
Re: 12 Things I Learnt From The Medical School by Nobody: 12:34pm On Jul 31, 2014
LeoAdewale: the writer might not be a pro & he (or she) said that coz of being a medical student

Abi na.
Re: 12 Things I Learnt From The Medical School by sogodihno: 12:48pm On Jul 31, 2014
[quote author=Francesxavier]
Thank you for the info. Does Pharmacy require physi
i will advice u to study what u av passion for either medicine or pharmacy. OAU pharmacy is more rigorous and demandin dan medicine, study wat u av passion for.
concernin ur second question evry health sciences students do study physics in year 1. so either medicine/pharmacy u A goin to study physics. btw am a pharmacy student in OAU
Re: 12 Things I Learnt From The Medical School by Nobody: 1:00pm On Jul 31, 2014
mentorandfriend: I replied in respect to his question as a Bsc student. He cant do any masters in medicine with a Bsc. Of course after Medicine, the opportunities are endless. Masters in Epidemiology, Occupational Health, Environmental Health, Public Health Policy, Biostatistics, Reproductive Health, Mental Health, Dental Health, Primary Health Care, Pharmacology, etc. But doing residency for 5-6 years to specialise is a better option to me than those masters programmes.

Nice write up there..

You can still do a Master in Public health, pharmacology, Epidemiology etc if you have a B.Sc Nursing or professional degrees like B.MLS, B.Pharm, O.D. etc
As long as you are a health science graduate the opportunities will be there. But residency is the way to go for most M.BBS grads.
Re: 12 Things I Learnt From The Medical School by ShamanEgijesu: 1:02pm On Jul 31, 2014
This guy obviously went through a medical school judging by the experience.

Am proudly a medical Doctor anyday any time!

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Re: 12 Things I Learnt From The Medical School by Joshuadon: 1:13pm On Jul 31, 2014
Capableben: How many years does a degree in medicine last. Now I am in a dilemma, chemical engineering or medicine, which should I go for?


ARE U STILL CONFUSED AT DIS STAGE MY FRIEND LEARN TO SET GOALS....
Re: 12 Things I Learnt From The Medical School by gbosaa(m): 1:14pm On Jul 31, 2014
destino24:

Are you an ESUT student?


nope.....why do you ask?
Re: 12 Things I Learnt From The Medical School by Nobody: 1:16pm On Jul 31, 2014
not everybody is privileged to get scholarships, but i didnt like the fact that those who already had one kept jostling for more with those who were indigent and didnt have, using the money to buy luxury goods...it wasn't fair and just plain greed

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Re: 12 Things I Learnt From The Medical School by destino24(m): 1:19pm On Jul 31, 2014
gbosaa:


nope.....why do you ask?

just wondering how you would know the op was talking about ESUT
Re: 12 Things I Learnt From The Medical School by guyANDROID1: 1:20pm On Jul 31, 2014
Lol, computer scientist/programmers ruled the world. Even the so called techs used in lab were coded by programmers.

Ugh, e no easy to code and decode LOL

But OP I love your write-ups. Straight from the heart.
Re: 12 Things I Learnt From The Medical School by Lagusta(m): 1:47pm On Jul 31, 2014
iduzebaba: unilorin med school; dia r 3 set of students; d jackometers; dey read as if dem wan write usmle but all na wash; dey always score btw 40-55; d 2nd ppl rarely reads;;watches ball lyk mads; participate in school politics;social dinners and chase kp gurls;they start attendin class 3 wks to exam;photocopy notes and pq;then crashread for d exam. they mostly score 50 -59;and even wen dey fail ;they always pass d resit; the 3rd set are d gurus; dey only attend class; and maybe check textbook twice in d whole postin; how dey do it;i dont know;but at d end; dem go lead class carry all d prize go.moderation,consistency;smartness and prayer is d key to passin in med schl walai

guy, you just nailed it!!!

I was among the 2nd group, always watching film and surfing nairaland... Thank God its all over now...

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