One of the truths about choosing do study Medicine is that, from the moment you decide to go down that road, you are bombarded with the same question. Why Medicine? You’d think that once you get into the medical school, you’ll never be asked that question ever again, but you are, and many times over and over. And this is such a long question to answer, because I know my reasons required 4,000 characters in my personal statement. So, that gave me the idea, is it possible for it to be answered in just 10 words or less?
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Here’s a list of 20 things you MUST know before you go for your medical school interview…
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There are potentially a whole range of things that can go wrong in an interview, but instead of focussing on all the negatives and unnecessarily worrying about them why don’t try to see if you can avoid making some of the most common mistakes. Have a read of what you should try to avoid in your medical school interview and how…
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Got an MMI coming up? Here are the tips and tricks you need to succeed and get that med school offer!
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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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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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I bet you’ve all exhaled that breath of relief knowing that the personal statement that you put your blood and tears into has finally been submitted. It’s done and dusted and can never bother you again! But at the back of your mind you also know that you haven’t quite reached the end of this arduous application journey yet. So what can you do now to keep yourself in ‘the game’ during this first ‘waiting phase’?
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Sitting the BMAT and not sure how to begin your preparation?
Those of you who have chosen to sit the BMAT will already be aware that it is quite different to the UKCAT. It consists of 3 sections: Aptitude, Scientific Knowledge and the essay. As you will have already gathered, the different sections will all require different skills, so how can you master each of them in order to achieve a high overall score?
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One of the trickiest things about the BMAT is that you have to sit it during term time (if you’re sitting it on the November date). Any of you considering it now will be in the difficult position of dividing yourself across revising for the BMAT and revising for your A levels for 2 whole months. But if doesn’t have to be one or the other…what’s the best way to manage your time when it comes to BMAT vs A levels?
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