Being an MMI Examiner | 10 Tips From Sitting on The Other Side of The Interview Table

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve examined a few stations on 8 mock MMI circuits and essentially assessed 80-or-so students; so I thought why not give you all the view from the other side of the interview table so you can take away some tips based on what a lot of students tended not…

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A Week in The Life of a Second Year Medical Student | Friday

8:00 am – Woke up, got ready, had breakfast and then set out for my first 9 am start of this year.

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A Week in The Life of a Second Year Medical Student | Thursday

8:00 am – Tried to get some Anatomy work in ahead of my session today. I focussed on drawing up a little summary for the blood supply to the leg.

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A Week in The Life of a Second Year Medical Student | Wednesday

6:30 am – Woke up early today as I have a hospital placement which I need to get to by 9!

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A Week in The Life of a Second Year Medical Student | Tuesday

7:00 am – Woke up (tired!), but tried to get some Anatomy done. I managed to finish covering the bones and their landmarks, which wasn’t too bad – bones never are, it’s the muscles that are intense, which I can look forward to next week!

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A Week in The Life of a Second Year Medical Student | Monday

7:00 am – Woke up, packed my stuff up and managed to quickly have some breakfast before it was time to leave the house. I go home every weekend, and since I don’t have an early start on Monday I usually take the bus back on Monday.

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What to Expect From a Manchester Medicine Interview | My Experience

My medicine interview seems like such a long time ago now looking back at it. So many huge and great things have happened since then so it’s all a little bit hazy now. But for this post I’m going to dig deep into my mind and re-tell the story of the day that eventually led…

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Manchester Non-Academic Information Form| Tips & Advice

Many of you probably know that I study at Manchester Medical School. As part of the entrance criteria for Manchester, you have to fill in an additional “non-academic information form” (NAI). This is what will be looked at instead of your personal statement. When I was writing my NAI form I was completely in the…

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Juggling a Part-Time Job & Studying Medicine

This is a guest post written by Daisy a second-year medical student. As I’m power walking through town and scoffing my sandwich in a desperate attempt to make it clinical skills after working a six-hour shift I wonder why I’m doing this. Then in communication skills, we cover talking about embarrassing subjects with patients. I…

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Quotes From Year 1 of Medical School

Yes, I know this post is horrendously late, but better late than never right? I actually started writing this post midway through the year, but it’s been sitting in my “drafts” folder waiting for some more attention for a long time. I suppose I was enjoying my Summer too much, so now you’re all going…

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How to Get Textbooks For Cheap (or Even Free)

Textbooks – we all need them, but they are sometimes so expensive. Whether you’re doing your A-levels or just starting university, the problem with having to pay hundreds of pounds for the textbooks you need still persists. I spent so much on my A-level textbooks, but for medical school, I’ve done a whole year and…

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A-level Chemistry Notes

Earlier this year I shared my A-level Biology notes which many students have put to good use. Many of you requested my Chemistry equivalent which I didn’t have time to upload earlier as I was busy with my own exams.

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Starting something new…

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen me talking about “something exciting” coming soon for quite some time – and here it is! The past few months I’ve been working endlessly on a new project – hours of brainstorming, late nights and so much effort – now it’s finally time to share…

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5 Key Things to do After UKCAT

So, you’re reading this because you’ve finished the UKCAT, sat the test, got your score and whether it was what you wanted or not you need to look forward to the next stage. There’s plenty more to do and here are five that you should be turning your attention towards now…

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My BMAT Notes

The BMAT is quite different to the UKCAT, that’s something you’ll come to realise as soon as you begin preparation. Whether you’ve booked yourself in for the earlier date or the later date, as soon as you’ve sat your UKCAT, you do need to begin preparation!

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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 clear,…

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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 make focussing…

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