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Medicine - Graduate Entry

Date of Review May 2011 Go Back
Year of Study 2nd
Student Type Traditional
From Dublin
Social Life

Why did you choose to study this course?

I wanted to be a doctor. I was interested in science and biology. The course offered excellent employment/financial prospects.

Are you happy with your choice of course?


On reflection, what made it the right or wrong choice for you?

The course material is very interesting. I find it challenging almost all the time which has both positive and negative aspects. Like-minded and sociable classmates.

How many hours of organised classes do you have per week?


Are your lectures/labs mainly based on or off the main campus?


Is your course weighted more on continuous assessment or end of year exams?

End of year exams

Is there an option to study abroad on your course?


What are your favourite aspects of your course?

How interesting the material is. It is very well organised and you know exactly what you'll be learning at every stage in the course from day 1.

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

While the material is not incredibly difficult to comprehend there is a large volume to be learned off by heart.

Was your course what you expected?


What do you wish you had known before choosing this course?

How difficult it would be and the amount of study required.


The architecture of the building is aesthetically pleasing and has a good atmosphere. They are very well stocked on books that are in high demand. Staff are helpful and friendly. There are separate group work, study and casual reading areas.

Is there a good social life on your course?


Please describe

You are with the same group of people for 5 core modules every semester. Many and unique social events organised by MedSoc.

Rate your course in terms of difficulty


Please rate your course in terms of workload

Much more than other courses

Are you an active member of any societies?


Are you a member of any sports clubs?


If yes, please name the sports clubs?

 Tennis, Squash, Rugby (men’s)

Are your training facilities easily accessible?


Are your training facilities easily accessible? - if no, why not?

They are all on campus where i live. There are many club nights during the week and consequently one never has to pay except their subscription at the start of the year

Are your training facilities at a good standard?


Are your training facilities easily accessible? - if no, why not?

Some of them are new and of a high quality. They are well maintained.

Do you feel that you are playing at a standard that matches your ability?


How much do you spend on living every week (going out, food, transport etc.), excluding rent and bills?


Do you or have you lived away from home during college?


How much does your rent cost per month?


As a first year did you live in college halls?


Would you recommend college halls?



Because there is a lively atmosphere. Its a lot less hassle in terms of finding a place, paying different bills etc Close proximity to all academic and sports facilities Surrounded by other students

How would you recommend this college to a friend?

High academic standard. Diverse Great facilities So many options in terms of socializing, sports and societies.

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