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In 2013-14, I had a year out of medical school to undertake an intercalated BSc in Medical Science. Cellular detail, focussed scientific study, and an opportunity to delve into a detailed project – these are some of the immediate benefits of intercalating that lured me into submitting my application. The added benefits I later found included meeting great role models and mentors, adding direction to my career pathway, and equipping me with transferable skills. Despite another year on a student budget and separating myself from my colleagues who I’d started medical school with, intercalating was definitely a positive step for me. I initially had a few problems with my project as my agreed clinical research project was withdrawn but the BMA helped me to look into my options to address this difficulty. The project I ended up undertaking was performing a systematic review and meta-analysis which helped me develop thorough and refined skills in critical appraisal and evidence based medicine. I was able to work with a paediatric oncologist who is a fantastic role model and mentor, and alongside a paediatric oncology dietitian who I learned a lot from. I undertook very interesting modules. Whilst I enjoyed them all, my top three were probably oncology, epigenetics and molecular virology. The key thing was I had time to really focus on specific areas, but they were all still related to medicine. This was refreshing as although I enjoyed the breadth and clinical relevance of medical school, dwelling on the very fine details wasn’t something we had much time to do.
I missed the patient contact and I missed my friends who I had been buddied with for placements. The style of learning was different to medical school, which I found challenging, but by the end of the year managed to win the prize for the highest achiever in my category.
The most difficult part of my intercalation, though, was returning to the ward environment. I had intercalated between years 4 and 5 of medical school, and returned back into final year after a year without inserting needles or tubes, performing cranial nerve examinations, or using a large section of my acquired knowledge of medical terminology. That was hard. The first few weeks were really difficult, and I vividly remember moments of embarrassment when I couldn’t remember simple things, but it just made me work harder for finals. Ultimately I used my difficult experiences to feed into things locally, helping to make sure there was more practical support available for future students returning from intercalation.
At the time, a year seemed like a long time… but when it comes to intercalating, what a difference a year makes!
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