The Ultimate UKCAT Tips Post (3 in 1)

With exams out of the way many of you will be shifting your focus to the UKCAT. The UKCAT is tricky, there’s no doubt about that and unless you’ve done it before (which the large majority of you wouldn’t have) it’s difficult to know how exactly you should prepare. I’ve put together a bundle of…

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5 Options if You Don’t Meet Your Med School Offer

So, you’ve spent the past year working your socks off to get that offer and congratulations on doing so, but there is one final big hurdle for you to jump over – you must get those grades! Hopefully you will get them, but sometimes the unexpected happens and things can go wrong, so here’s what…

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Studying Medicine With a Disability – My Thoughts & Experiences so Far

This is a guest post written by Elle, a 3rd year medical student. I met a Doctor called Emma when I was 9 years old. She sat on my hospital bed and asked me what TV shows I love. My reply was, ironically, Doctor Who. I don’t really know why this in particular is so…

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5 Things to do Before A-level Results Day!

Results day is understandably very daunting – everyone’s holding their breath to see if they’ve managed to secure their offer. Here’s a list of things you should do before results day to help you prepare for every eventuality and to hopefully help the day run more smoothly…

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My 6 Favourite Productivity Apps!

Productivity is all year round, even when exams are over and you’ve got nothing to do but relax, you still want to accomplish a lot each day! You want to go to bed each day feeling as though you’ve achieved something of some sort. In today’s world, we are surrounded by distractions which makes focussing…

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FREE Medicine Personal Statement Review – 2019 Entry

I will be checking personal statements for medical school applicants for 2019 entry. This service is free of charge, but in order to be eligible for it you must have used my personal statement planner or checked your personal statement against the criteria listed in there. The reason being is that I do not want…

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5 Secrets to Surviving First Year of Med School

Hindsight is a beautiful thing, so having finished my first year I thought I’d take some time to use it! I’ve looked back at my first year of med school and thought long and hard to come up with 5 things I wish someone had told me before my very first day. These 5 little…

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Throwback to my Med School Offer…

Today, I’m bringing you all a more traditional story time blog post. This whole blog was originally created to document my journey through medical school and share my own personal experiences, but over time I can see I’ve been kind of drifting away from that because many of you are asking for tips and advice on…

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Write Your Personal Statement Using This Planner!

Writing the personal statement for your Medicine application is without a doubt a daunting task. You’re left with such an open avenue, so it’s perfectly understandable that the question most of us ask is Where do I start? Followed by What do I include? How do I write it?

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5 YouTube Channels All Medical Students Should Subscribe to!

Having finished my first year at medical school, one of the most valuable resources I saw myself constantly turning to when I needed a simple, easy-to-understand explanation of a topic is YOUTUBE! Offer me a chapter from a textbook or a YouTube video, I will opt for the video every single time. If someone had…

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5 Things to do on Your Gap Year to Boost Your Med School Application

If you weren’t successful in getting in to Medical School this year, you may have decided to take a gap year! As well taking a breather from exams, you’re going to be wanting to find ways that you can improve your application. Here are 5 ways you can do just that!

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3 Signs You Might Suit a Problem-Based Learning Course

It is definitely difficult to decide whether PBL is the way that you’d like to learn for the next five years as it’s so different to the classroom-based teaching we’ve all experienced from the day we started school. It’d also hard to fully appreciate the realities of PBL unless you’ve actually tried it. Now that…

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What’s PBL Really Like? – Debunking The Myths

What’s PBL really like? This is a question I’ve been asked a good few times so I thought I’d compile all my thoughts into 1 big blog post. Having now completed the first year of med school means I’ve had 17  PBL cases (as well as 2 training cases), I think I’m finally qualified to…

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5 Things You Might Not Know About Studying a PBL Course

I started studying Medicine this year at a university which uses a lot of PBL alongside an integrated approach to teaching. A lot of you will know what I mean by a PBL and Integrated course, but here’s a post I wrote only a few months into the year (so a while ago now), picking…

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Anatomy: A Love-Hate Relationship

There’s nothing in the world that satisfies the description of a “love hate relationship” more than Anatomy. There are many times I’ve declared just how much I love Anatomy, awed at the intricacy of the human body; yet equally as many times I’ve expressed how this subject is totally driving me crazy and teared my…

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How to Apply Your DofE to Medicine

Duke of Edinburgh is something most of you will have done at various different levels and you’ll probably be wanting to use it into your medical school application in some way. There’s no advantage to mentioning the DofE if you just briefly mention in a short sentence somewhere “I have got my Bronze DofE award” because…

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What to do if you Don’t Have Any Med School Offers

Not receiving an offer for Medicine can be heartbreaking, but it needn’t be the end of the world. It’s understandable that you might feel a little disheartened considering the amount of effort and dedication putting together an application takes, but if you are still fixed on going down this route there are plenty of options…

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5 Ways to Show Teamwork on Your Med School Application

Teamwork is a huge part of medicine, so being able to work well in a team is therefore extremely important, and medical schools like to see that you are able to do it well. Here are some ways you could show your suitability in this area…

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The Medicine Application Process!

Applying for Medicine is a long and complicated process of entrance exams, voluntary work, interviews…and if you’re just deciding you want to go for it and apply, it can seem like you’ve got a long road to travel. Applying to university isn’t the most straightforward of things and choosing Medicine adds another whole layer of…

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National Medical School Exams – for Newbies!

This is a guest post written by Diana, an intercalating medical student at UCL. So you want to be a doctor? Today we will be breaking down the exams that final year medical students take. Although it may seem like a long way away it is important to know about these exams, as without them you…

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