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Parents’ Guide

Is your child looking to study Medicine at university? Want to help them in their application, finding work experience or choosing a medical school?

The process of applying to Medicine can be as daunting for parents as it is for students! This guide will detail the key aspects of studying Medicine for parents looking to support their children in their applications. Don’t forget to use the subpages to make the most of the section.

Work Experience

If your child is looking to study Medicine, they’ll be looking for medical work experience. You can support them by helping them make a list of your local hospitals or surgeries, as well as encouraging them to keep track of their time at their placement – handy for writing their Personal Statement! This page details all aspects of looking for medical work placements.

Choosing A Medical School

Choosing a medical school is one of the most important aspects of your child’s Medicine application. You can assist them by looking through school programmes together, visiting different universities on their open days and helping them to think about their choices. This page will run through how to support your child’s search for medical schools.

UKCAT and BMAT

Taking the UKCAT and BMAT is one of the most daunting aspects of the Medicine application process, so your support will be incredibly important. Help your child by testing them on their scientific knowledge, helping them to go through practice past papers, registering for their tests as soon as possible – and, most importantly, encouraging them to relax! This section details all aspects of how best to support your child’s exam preparation.

Medicine Interview

Is your child worrying about their Medicine interview? You can help them by encouraging them to practice vocalising their opinions, talking about Medicine and running through different interview questions – for example, practicing questions on Ethics or NHS Hot Topics. This guide details all the ways you can help your child prepare for their interview.

Reapplying To Medical School

If your child didn’t received rejections from their medical schools, it can be hard to know how to support them to take the next steps. This page will detail how to help them reapply to medical school, re-take their A-Levels and ask for interview feedback.

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