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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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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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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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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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 First 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 First 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 First 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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