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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5 YouTube Channels All Medical Students Should Subscribe to!

Having finished my first year at medical school, one of the most valuable resources I saw myself constantly turning to when I needed a simple, easy-to-understand explanation of a topic is YOUTUBE! Offer me a chapter from a textbook or a YouTube video, I will opt for the video every single time. If someone had…

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What’s PBL Really Like? – Debunking The Myths

What’s PBL really like? This is a question I’ve been asked a good few times so I thought I’d compile all my thoughts into 1 big blog post. Having now completed the first year of med school means I’ve had 17  PBL cases (as well as 2 training cases), I think I’m finally qualified to…

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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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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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What to do if you Don’t Have Any Med School Offers

Not receiving an offer for Medicine can be heartbreaking, but it needn’t be the end of the world. It’s understandable that you might feel a little disheartened considering the amount of effort and dedication putting together an application takes, but if you are still fixed on going down this route there are plenty of options…

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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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Typical Timetable of a First Year Medic!

One of the things I always wondered when I was applying for Medicine is what a typical timetable would look like. It’s a simple enough question, but one for which the answers I found were never quite sufficient. They tended to be too vague or just simply not easily presented. So I thought I’d create…

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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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Essential Medicine Interview Checklist!

Here’s a list of 20 things you MUST know before you go for your medical school interview…

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My First Progress Test!

Today I had my first official exam at medical school and it was what’s known as the “progress test”. This is a form of assessment used by some, but not every medical school. It’s essentially a test that all the students in the medical school (yes, ALL the first years ALL the way to the…

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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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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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6 BMAT PREPARATION TIPS TO SCORE HIGHLY!

Sitting the BMAT and not sure how to begin your preparation? Those of you who have chosen to sit the BMAT will already be aware that it is quite different to the UKCAT. It consists of 3 sections: Aptitude, Scientific Knowledge and the essay. As you will have already gathered, the different sections will all…

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BEING THE PBL CHAIR…

If you’ve got as far as clicking on the post I’m guessing you know of or have even heard of PBL before. If you are familiar with this method of learning you’ll know that it involves a group of about 10 people working together to dissect a case and then collectively come up with a list…

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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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