- Some lecturers give a damn, but many don't seem to. If you put in the work and get along well with your lecturers they are more likely to assist you in your learning when you have Qns than if you never turn up to lectures etc.
- Split the work load with friends- we split learning objectives up between a group of us, each taking a week and covering the learning objectives. Makes it SO much easier as you don't spend forever looking for answers, which is what takes the most time. Find a group of people who work similarly to you and have a similar work ethic and you can save yourselves hours of time. Great for studying for exams.
- Rosters are what they are. There is very little flexibility in public hospitals due to the number of students etc. You just have to make it work. If you can't, then realistically the job isn't for you as that is pretty much what it will be when you graduate.
- End note is your best friend, as is Booko (for buying text books)
- don't go out and buy things till you really know you need them. I have lots of text books I have basically never used!
Cover letter- I think it is important to include something interesting about yourself from your prac/coc's. I included that I was interested in working with women who have had adverse outcomes after working with a coc through 2 pregnancies who had a still birth with the first one. I got an interview at all 4 places I applied for. They weren't interviewing everyone so I am certain that helped me to get interviews. It is something I am very passionate about now, and the interviewers asked me about it in all of my interviews.