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 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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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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FEELINGS ABOUT STARTING UNI

So here I am, in a my very messy bedroom, my packed bags are sitting on the floor in front of me all ready to move out with me. I have my new laptop perched on my knee; my fingers are ready to unleash my inner emotions on to the keys. Tonight, for the first…

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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 Wanted?

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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I GOT INTO MEDICAL SCHOOL!

Hello to anyone still there. I know I’ve been pretty AWOL on this blog recently and the main reasons are the exams, followed by a holiday to Turkey and then the anxiety leading up to results day. But now that all of that is over with I figured I should jump back on the wagon…

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THAT SINKING FEELING: SLEEP DEPRIVATION AS A MEDICAL STUDENT

By Dr. Sujay Kansagra​ My body jolts awake to a familiar sound. After a few blind swipes, my blows hit their target, and once again, there is silence. The air in the room is cool and crisp, and every fiber of my being wants me to remain in the welcoming warmth under the covers. It…

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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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