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How Tough Is Medicine And Surgery As A Course? by INTERMAN: 3:54pm On Feb 11, 2016
Medical students and doctors. Tell us your experience as a medical student.How the reading, lecture, examinations, results etc like?

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Re: How Tough Is Medicine And Surgery As A Course? by mowah: 4:17pm On Feb 11, 2016
Well, medicine is definitely the toughest course to study in Nigeria, According to statistics only 56% of all admitted medical student in Nigeria end up being a doctor.

First of all, admission into the university to study medicine is really a Big deal. According to jamb only 1.6% of people who apply to study medicine yearly get admitted.
The second barrier is moving from 100l to 200l in the college of medicine, this is another challenge in most schools in Nigeria as the student are required to pass all their courses (@ least 50%) to cross over. Many student's ambition have been cut off at this stage especially in UNILAG as the pass rate for this year was just 40%.

The third barrier is passing the 300l professional second mb exam which has proved to be the toughest stage as students only have 18 months to learn basic medical science courses such as anatomy, physiology and biochemistry. It's just like Learning all the biology, physics and Chemistry you learnt in secondary school in 18 months with rigorous practical classes and all students are required to pass all courses with at least 50%. Student who performed excellently well (above 70%)are rewarded with a distinction, although it's could be as rare as just 5% of the students.

The next step is passing the 3rd MBBS exam which You'll do Harder courses like pharmacology, pathology, microbiology and You'll also be introduced to some Clinical courses also like paediatrics, Gynecology, obstetrics, orthopaedics,forensic medicine etc

The final steps include the Clinical stages where You'll write your 4th and 5th exams. With successful candidates being rewarded with the MBBS degree and will require to complete a one year housemanship and also nysc service.

But, with consistent handwork and study habit. Anyone can be a doctor, thanks
Hope I answered your question well

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Re: How Tough Is Medicine And Surgery As A Course? by INTERMAN: 4:23pm On Feb 11, 2016
mowah:
Well, medicine is definitely the toughest course to study in Nigeria, According to statistics only 56% of all admitted medical student in Nigeria end up being a doctor.

First of all, admission into the university to study medicine is really a Big deal. According to jamb only 1.6% of people who apply to study medicine yearly get admitted.
The second barrier is moving from 100l to 200l in the college of medicine, this is another challenge in most schools in Nigeria as the student are required to pass all their courses (@ least 50%) to cross over. Many student's ambition have been cut off at this stage especially in UNILAG as the pass rate for this year was just 40%.

The third barrier is passing the 300l professional second mb exam which has proved to be the toughest stage as students only have 18 months to learn basic medical science courses such as anatomy, physiology and biochemistry. It's just like Learning all the biology, physics and Chemistry you learnt in secondary in 18 months and all students are required to pass all courses with 50%. Student who performed excellently (above 70%)are rewarded with a distinction, although it's could be as rare as just 5% of the students.

The next step is passing the 3rd MBBS exam which You'll do Harder courses like pharmacology, pathology, microbiology and You'll also be introduced to some Clinical courses also.

The final steps include the Clinical stages where You'll write your 4th and 5th exams. With successful candidates being rewarded with the MBBS degree and will require to complete a one year housemanship and also nysc service.

But, with consistent handwork and study habit. Anyone can be a doctor, thanks
Hope I answered your question well
thank you so much! You answered me perfectly! God bless you. Are you are student or already doctor?

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Re: How Tough Is Medicine And Surgery As A Course? by INTERMAN: 5:14pm On Feb 11, 2016
need more contribution from others
Re: How Tough Is Medicine And Surgery As A Course? by Drdonzeez(m): 12:18pm On Feb 12, 2016
veteniary medicine, Dentistry and Dental surgery and pharmacy are all tougher than medicine. just that medicine is more difficult to get into.

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Re: How Tough Is Medicine And Surgery As A Course? by Lagusta(m): 1:15pm On Feb 12, 2016
Drdonzeez:
veteniary medicine, Dentistry and Dental surgery and pharmacy are all tougher than medicine. just that medicine is more difficult to get into.

I see posts like this and laugh.....

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Re: How Tough Is Medicine And Surgery As A Course? by INTERMAN: 2:24pm On Feb 12, 2016
Lagusta:

I see posts like this and laugh.....
shey medicine is toofu gan ni??

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Re: How Tough Is Medicine And Surgery As A Course? by INTERMAN: 2:24pm On Feb 12, 2016
Lagusta:

I see posts like this and laugh.....
shey medicine is toofu gan ni??

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Re: How Tough Is Medicine And Surgery As A Course? by Drdonzeez(m): 2:35pm On Feb 12, 2016
Lagusta:


I see posts like this and laugh.....
There is no yardstick to defining how tough a course is but that was a personal opinion.

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Re: How Tough Is Medicine And Surgery As A Course? by Lagusta(m): 2:57pm On Feb 12, 2016
INTERMAN:
shey medicine is toofu gan ni??

You see, most people don't realize how medicine and surgery is until they experience it themselves....

My colleague mowah has told u just the academics that go with it, he didn't tell you anything about the responsibilities that flow with it....

Do you want to talk about the lectures (from 8am-6pm everyday, no break, sometimes some profs can hold lectures at 10pm, and you won't say crap) the practicals (during preclinical) and the ward rounds/clinics (during clinical)....

What of the crazy exams, answering 800 objective questions in 3hrs, then coming back that same day to answer all 17essay questions..... Even before that, you write exams nearly every month.....

During ward rounds, you are abused, castigated, told that you can never make it in life, you can never be a doctor, in front of your patient....

Medicine, to me, is the toughest course ever, then we could mention others later

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Re: How Tough Is Medicine And Surgery As A Course? by Lagusta(m): 2:58pm On Feb 12, 2016
Drdonzeez:
There is no yardstick to defining how tough a course is but that was a personal opinion.

Refer to my post above, thanks....

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Re: How Tough Is Medicine And Surgery As A Course? by Drdonzeez(m): 3:44pm On Feb 12, 2016
Lagusta:


You see, most people don't realize how medicine and surgery is until they experience it themselves....

My colleague mowah has told u just the academics that go with it, he didn't tell you anything about the responsibilities that flow with it....

Do you want to talk about the lectures (from 8am-6pm everyday, no break, sometimes some profs can hold lectures at 10pm, and you won't say crap) the practicals (during preclinical) and the ward rounds/clinics (during clinical)....

What of the crazy exams, answering 800 objective questions in 3hrs, then coming back that same day to answer all 17essay questions..... Even before that, you write exams nearly every month.....

During ward rounds, you are abused, castigated, told that you can never make it in life, you can never be a doctor, in front of your patient....

Medicine, to me, is the toughest course ever, then we could mention others later

This is your personal opinion!

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Re: How Tough Is Medicine And Surgery As A Course? by Drdonzeez(m): 3:50pm On Feb 12, 2016
Lagusta:


You see, most people don't realize how medicine and surgery is until they experience it themselves....

My colleague mowah has told u just the academics that go with it, he didn't tell you anything about the responsibilities that flow with it....

Do you want to talk about the lectures (from 8am-6pm everyday, no break, sometimes some profs can hold lectures at 10pm, and you won't say crap) the practicals (during preclinical) and the ward rounds/clinics (during clinical)....

What of the crazy exams, answering 800 objective questions in 3hrs, then coming back that same day to answer all 17essay questions..... Even before that, you write exams nearly every month.....

During ward rounds, you are abused, castigated, told that you can never make it in life, you can never be a doctor, in front of your patient....

Medicine, to me, is the toughest course ever, then we could mention others later

This is your personal opinion!thanks.
Re: How Tough Is Medicine And Surgery As A Course? by INTERMAN: 4:18pm On Feb 12, 2016
Lagusta:


You see, most people don't realize how medicine and surgery is until they experience it themselves....

My colleague mowah has told u just the academics that go with it, he didn't tell you anything about the responsibilities that flow with it....

Do you want to talk about the lectures (from 8am-6pm everyday, no break, sometimes some profs can hold lectures at 10pm, and you won't say crap) the practicals (during preclinical) and the ward rounds/clinics (during clinical)....

What of the crazy exams, answering 800 objective questions in 3hrs, then coming back that same day to answer all 17essay questions..... Even before that, you write exams nearly every month.....

During ward rounds, you are abused, castigated, told that you can never make it in life, you can never be a doctor, in front of your patient....

Medicine, to me, is the toughest course ever, then we could mention others later

hmmm. speechless

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Re: How Tough Is Medicine And Surgery As A Course? by INTERMAN: 4:19pm On Feb 12, 2016
Drdonzeez:
This is your personal opinion!
he is a doctor

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Re: How Tough Is Medicine And Surgery As A Course? by Drdonzeez(m): 4:31pm On Feb 12, 2016
INTERMAN:
he is a doctor
And who cares!Did he study pharmacy, Dentistry et al.I hold no qualm with Dr.Lagausta.he's a role model.

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Re: How Tough Is Medicine And Surgery As A Course? by samuelsamuo(m): 4:36pm On Feb 12, 2016
medicine is a bit tough.
Re: How Tough Is Medicine And Surgery As A Course? by Kunlexic(m): 5:00pm On Feb 12, 2016
Drdonzeez:
veteniary medicine, Dentistry and Dental surgery and pharmacy are all tougher than medicine. just that medicine is more difficult to get into.
If those mbbs guys see dis ur post,they can bite u or send thunder strike u...lolz.What is ur course bro

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Re: How Tough Is Medicine And Surgery As A Course? by Gbsks: 6:05pm On Feb 12, 2016
Did you study medicine too? If no then you can't say d other courses you mentioned are tougher and if you read his post he said only those that studied the course can testify of the difficulty level.
Drdonzeez:
And who cares!Did he study pharmacy, Dentistry et al.I hold no qualm with Dr.Lagausta.he's a role model.

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Re: How Tough Is Medicine And Surgery As A Course? by Gbsks: 6:08pm On Feb 12, 2016
Drdonzeez:
veteniary medicine, Dentistry and Dental surgery and pharmacy are all tougher than medicine. just that medicine is more difficult to get into.
sorry to say but i think this is your own point of view.

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Re: How Tough Is Medicine And Surgery As A Course? by Drdonzeez(m): 6:14pm On Feb 12, 2016
Gbsks:
Did you study medicine too? If no then you can't say d other courses you mentioned are tougher and if you read his post he said only those that studied the course can testify of the difficulty level.
Which means we've all committed falacy!
Re: How Tough Is Medicine And Surgery As A Course? by Gbsks: 6:24pm On Feb 12, 2016
Drdonzeez:
Which means we've all committed falacy!
yeah that's the point, no course is easy. Some courses may appear simple but meanwhile they are actually difficult so the argument is not valid to me.
Re: How Tough Is Medicine And Surgery As A Course? by Lagusta(m): 6:47pm On Feb 12, 2016
Drdonzeez:
And who cares!Did he study pharmacy, Dentistry et al.I hold no qualm with Dr.Lagausta.he's a role model.

Chaaai, my head dey swell!!! embarassed embarassed

Anyway, pharmacists do courses, and if they have an F in it, they just carry it over....

But in medicine, we do subjects, not courses, and if we fail one of the subjects, and fail again after resit, we REPEAT the class, and remember the pass mark is 50% and not 40%....

Dentistry is as tough as medicine, they are doctors too....

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Re: How Tough Is Medicine And Surgery As A Course? by petux(m): 6:58pm On Feb 12, 2016
if dat course pass riqht i qo pass left.

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Re: How Tough Is Medicine And Surgery As A Course? by iWillSackDatMod: 7:46pm On Feb 12, 2016
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Re: How Tough Is Medicine And Surgery As A Course? by iWillSackDatMod: 7:51pm On Feb 12, 2016
Lagusta:


Chaaai, my head dey swell!!! embarassed embarassed

Anyway, pharmacists do courses, and if they have an F in it, they just carry it over....

But in medicine, we do subjects, not courses, and if we fail one of the subjects, and fail again after resit, we REPEAT the class, and remember the pass mark is 50% and not 40%....

Dentistry is as tough as medicine, they are doctors too....

In Pharmacy ( Uniben ), d pass mark 4 some courses is 50 while 4 odrs 60%. Failing 2 of these courses can make sm1 probate and any mistake after dat,such person will b sent out of d faculty. Nd d real problem is dat, no much tym 4 reading..almost everyday na practical till 5 or 6pm.
I didn't quote u in other 2 argue superiority o ...I'm just trying 2 tell u dat d 49% a strong "F" in Pharmacy

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Re: How Tough Is Medicine And Surgery As A Course? by drdrei09: 10:23pm On Feb 12, 2016
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Re: How Tough Is Medicine And Surgery As A Course? by Lagusta(m): 12:17am On Feb 13, 2016
iWillSackDatMod:

In Pharmacy ( Uniben ), d pass mark 4 some courses is 50 while 4 odrs 60%. Failing 2 of these courses can make sm1 probate and any mistake after dat,such person will b sent out of d faculty. Nd d real problem is dat, no much tym 4 reading..almost everyday na practical till 5 or 6pm.
I didn't quote u in other 2 argue superiority o ...I'm just trying 2 tell u dat d 49% a strong "F" in Pharmacy

I'm sure it's because its a pharmD that is awarded and not a B.Pharm, abi??

Just asking tho

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Re: How Tough Is Medicine And Surgery As A Course? by Nobody: 12:53am On Feb 13, 2016
undecided The hardest course is Engineering ... quote me anywhere

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Re: How Tough Is Medicine And Surgery As A Course? by iWillSackDatMod: 1:57am On Feb 13, 2016
Lagusta:


I'm sure it's because its a pharmD that is awarded and not a B.Pharm, abi??

Just asking tho
U're right bro

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Re: How Tough Is Medicine And Surgery As A Course? by Nobody: 3:58am On Feb 13, 2016
No matter how tough some people have done it and aced it, you can too.

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Re: How Tough Is Medicine And Surgery As A Course? by Nobody: 3:59am On Feb 13, 2016
No matter how tough some people have done it and succeeded, you can too.

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