What more proof do you need?
Some hospitals in the United Kingdom have started testing their own candidates who apply for foundation year posts. Neel Sharma investigates
- By: Neel Sharma
Working towards a medical degree is not easy, and it wasn't long after joining medical school that I understood the phenomenal workload. The didactic “spoon feeding” method with which we became intimate in our school days was a thing of the past. In my clinical years there was an obvious decline in the number of lectures, and with that the added benefit of specialist training sessions at the bedside. They were interactive, of course: often so interactive as to put individual students in the spotlight and have them questioned to the point of humiliation.
In the United Kingdom, the clinical years also involve taking student selected components, as part of which the student will compile a case report or discussion of a particular disease in detail. At Manchester, where I study, evaluations come in two forms-firstly, the ubiquitous multiple choice questions, and secondly the objective structured clinical examination. Our final