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 makes focussing…

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5 Most Common Interview Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

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…

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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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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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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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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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DIDN’T GET THE UKCAT SCORE YOU WERE HOPING FOR?

Many of you will have already sat your UKCAT or will be sitting it very soon. Hopefully you’ll have all achieved the scores you were hoping for, but if not, don’t worry! Here are some top tips on what to do next.

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SHOULD YOU DO THE EPQ?

EPQ stands for Extended Project Qualification and it’s probably something you’ve heard of a few times if you’re about to start college or sixth form. It is essentially a self-motivated research project that is equivalent to an AS level (and something colleges like to brag about offering). You choose a topic of your choice and…

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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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