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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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5 Things You Should do Over Easter to Get Those Grades

The Easter holidays are always a marker of exams looming over us. Whatever stage you are at, these upcoming exams are important and these two weeks are the only break you’ll get to sort your workload out. It’s time forget about your med school application, put away any distractions and get ready to make the…

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AQA A-level Biology | Year 2 Summary

Here are my 1 page summaries for the year 2 content in A-level Biology! Hope you find them helpful!

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AQA A-level Biology | Year 1 Summary

I’ve been meaning to do this for so long and kept putting it off…but finally, here they are: my A-level Biology 1-page summary notes for the year 1 content!

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