The One & Only Personal Statement 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? Advertisements

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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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WORK SHADOWING: WHY DO SOME MEDICAL SCHOOLS DISREGARD IT?

You probably opened this post thinking “What? Work shadowing is disregarded by medical schools?” That’s exactly what I thought when I heard this for the first time at university open days. So what exactly is it that’s disliked about shadowing? And what would medical schools prefer to hear about from you?

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FIRST YEARS AT MEDICAL SCHOOL VS SIXTH FORM: HOW BIG IS THE DIFFERENCE?

By TheDepressedMedStudent A common question that lots of people have asked me in the past is: are you enjoying medical school? It’s a very good question. It just seems like yesterday that I was sitting in my bedroom at home, packing my bags, looking through the events scheduled for fresher’s week (or, as is the…

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A JUNIOR DOCTOR!

By Jennifer (Ginevrella) I’m going to be taking you through what a day in the life of a junior doctor is like right now. Before we begin, my days can vary wildly – you might say there is no such thing as a typical day for a junior doctor. In my current job, I rotate between…

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HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF CLINICAL PLACEMENTS & WORK EXPERIENCE

By Chidera Ota At medical school, it can be tempting to spend your time in the library or at your desk, writing out notes, memorising mnemonics and getting through your pile of ‘must-read’ textbooks. However, it’s important to not take any time you have in hospitals, on the wards, for granted; these can actually be…

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DEMENTIA IS NOW THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH

This article heading without doubt caught my attention. Heart disease was the previous more common cause of death due to an increase in the number of people with obesity in the population. The article states that “last year more than 61,000 people died of dementia – 11.6% of all recorded deaths.” That, to me, seems…

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