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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5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Applying for Medical School

When applying to Medicine, plenty of things will be running through your head. From the best work experience, the pressure to perform well in assessments and even the standing of your GCSEs. It’s easy to get carried away worrying about being perfect, or overestimating the difficulty of getting into Medicine. Not to mention, it can be…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Life at Medical School

When you tell people you’ve applied for Medicine, you might hear a lot about what to expect – especially about the workload. However, there are some things you might not know about studying medicine and life at med school. From the course-life balance, the value of the internet and more, here are a list of ten…

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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…

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A WEEK IN THE LIFE OF A 1st YEAR MEDICAL STUDENT – WEDNESDAY

8:00am I wake up. I have half an hour to quickly get ready and head out for today’s 9am start.

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A WEEK IN THE LIFE OF A 1st YEAR MEDICAL STUDENT – TUESDAY

7:30am My alarm rings and I get up straight away this time; I can’t afford to be late for my GP placement. I had to wake up earlier than usual today to take into account how busy the roads can be so early in the morning.

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A WEEK IN THE LIFE OF A 1st YEAR MEDICAL STUDENT – MONDAY

9:00am I roll out of bed – not too early for a Monday morning since I start at 10:30am. I have plenty of time to make myself a cup of tea and review this week’s Anatomy work on the upper limb.

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WAYS TO WELLBEING

One of the things about student life or studying Medicine in particular is that it can be stressful at times, there’s no denying that. With Medicine, I don’t think anybody fully appreciates the sheer extent of information that you’re expected to intake, until they’re actually there. I’m only in my fourth week, but keeping up…

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3 WORDS TO DESCRIBE MY FIRST WEEK AT MEDICAL SCHOOL!

So here we are – Fresher’s Week is over. My first week of being a “Medical Student” is officially history. This past week has truly been incredible and at the same time so busy that I couldn’t possibly document every activity or emotion that ran through my mind. So instead, here are 3 words that…

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FEELINGS ABOUT STARTING UNI

So here I am, in a my very messy bedroom, my packed bags are sitting on the floor in front of me all ready to move out with me. I have my new laptop perched on my knee; my fingers are ready to unleash my inner emotions on to the keys. Tonight, for the first…

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GIVING BACK MORE…

I’ve been recently asked by Eventbrite to reflect on the topic of giving back. This is something we should all take a step back and think about; when was the last time each of us did something to help others in need? There’s so much misfortune all over the globe and quite often we find ourselves turning…

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MY MRI EXPERIENCE

It’s not uncommon for people to be frightened of or even refuse to have an MRI scan. Up until today all I knew was that an MRI scan generates images using a magnetic field (from GCSE Physics) and that the machine looks like a tunnel which you are moved through (from photographs). This morning however,…

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HOW TO REFLECT ON WORK EXPERIENCE

The famous piece of advice everyone gives to prospective medical school applicants – “Reflect on your work experience.” You have probably heard this phrase an endless number of times, but it truly is one of the best pieces of advice you could receive! This post will give you top tips on how to reflect on…

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THE EPQ: TIPS & TRICKS TO GET IT DONE!

An EPQ is the type of thing you are so excited to do but once you actually get into it you realise that you’ve just plunged head first into your biggest nightmare and there’s no way out. If you’re in the process of deciding whether you should do an EPQ I’d suggest you read my…

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GLIOBLASTOMA & BLINDNESS

A glioblastoma is type of cancerous brain tumour. Despite securing a medical school place the I do still want to continue volunteering at my local hospice which I have been doing for over 2 years now. It has been a very rewarding experience and helped me to develop a lot of skills. Every so often,…

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MENTAL ILLNESS – THE BURDENS & BLESSINGS

By Nikki McClusky   Around age 5 the symptoms of my poor mental health began to manifest.  Mother and father were convinced I was possessed.  It took but mere days when I found myself on the giant leather chair. Swinging my itty bitty feet and hiding my face in the squeaky shiny armrest. This was the…

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