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…

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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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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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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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5 Things You Might Not Know About Studying a PBL Course

I started studying Medicine this year at a university which uses a lot of PBL alongside an integrated approach to teaching. A lot of you will know what I mean by a PBL and Integrated course, but here’s a post I wrote only a few months into the year (so a while ago now), picking…

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Anatomy: A Love-Hate Relationship

There’s nothing in the world that satisfies the description of a “love hate relationship” more than Anatomy. There are many times I’ve declared just how much I love Anatomy, awed at the intricacy of the human body; yet equally as many times I’ve expressed how this subject is totally driving me crazy and teared my…

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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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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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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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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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Different Ways to Prepare For Your Medical School Interview

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8 Es for Medical School Interview Success

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…

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Interview Hot Topics: NHS Funding

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…

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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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3 THINGS TO DO AFTER SUBMITTING YOUR MEDICAL SCHOOL APPLICATION

  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…

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