MY FIRST PROGRESS TEST!

The Progress Test - brush lettering
Today I had my first official exam at medical school and it was what’s known as the “progress test”. This is a form of assessment used by some, but not every medical school. It’s essentially a test that all the students in the medical school (yes, ALL the first years ALL the way to the fifth years) take, with the aim that as you progress through the years your result should improve.

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17 FIRSTS OF 2017!


I feel as though it’s tradition to write a new year’s post, so that’s why I’m here! 2017 was a huge rollercoaster of a year, it was one hugely stressful, emotional and yet immensely gratifying year. So many things happened this year and the outcomes of many things in this year in a way paved a lot of what’s to come in the future. So I thought why not take a look back at the year and think about all the things (no matter how big, or how small) 2017 managed to claim as the first year I did those things…

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8 Es FOR MEDICAL SCHOOL INTERVIEW SUCCESS

Medical school application process - choose me!Many of you will be preparing for your interviews now, probably by practising endless questions and going through loads of mock interviews. And that’s great and exactly what you should be doing! However, it’s sometimes easy to overlook the more subtle aspects of an interview that can determine whether it goes well or not. Have a read of these top tips to help you out with these!

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INTERVIEW HOT TOPICS: NHS FUNDING

NHS funding

There are many challenges facing the NHS, from an ageing population to evolving healthcare needs. This blog will focus on a key challenge: NHS funding.

‘Underfunded’ is a word many people use to describe the NHS. The demand for NHS services is increasing year on year, so the problem of “underfunding” is actually caused by the demand growing at a greater rate than the funding, creating new pressures on the NHS.

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