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Weekly News Summary – 20th April 2018

20th April 2018

Welcome back to this week’s news summary blog, bringing you the key stories in health news from 12th to 18th April. This week scientists have developed a new skin implant that can detect the common forms of cancer; a study has indicated that NHS staff are using payday loans more than any other organisation and…

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NHS Gender Pay Gap: A Guide

19th April 2018

On 18th April 2018 the BBC announced that the highest paid doctors in Scotland are mostly men. Knowledge that an NHS gender pay gap exists is not new, but it is not surprising the picture is becoming clearer now. As of this year, companies and public bodies with over 250 employees are required to report…

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#AskAMedStudent: How Much Do GCSE Grades Matter?⠀

18th April 2018

Welcome to our brand new blog series, #AskAMedStudent! Every fortnight we’ll be asking your questions to a current medical student, who will answer them in a blog. So, what would you love to know about applying to medicine? Question: How much do your GCSE grades matter? GCSE grades are definitely important for Medicine, but there…


5 Things You Might Not Know About The University of Buckingham Medical School

Sponsored Content Considering your medical school options? In this blog, we speak to The University of Buckingham Medical School to explore five key things you might not know about studying there. 1. We are the UK’s first independent medical school The University of Buckingham Medical School is the first independent not-for-profit medical school in the…

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3 Tips to Get an A* in A-Level Chemistry

17th April 2018

A-Level Chemistry can feel like the biggest hurdle in the way of medical school for many people. There’s a reason medical schools have it as a requirement – it is a very tough subject, and requires a lot of hard work and perseverance. However, with patience and determination, you can definitely succeed. In this blog,…

Medical School Open Days 2018

Medical School Open Days 2018

16th April 2018

Applying to medical school this September? One of the best ways to see if a particular university is right for you is to attend medical school open days – which is why we’ve created this list for you! Are you sitting the UKCAT this summer? Book a space on our one-day UKCAT Course! Some top…

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Weekly News Summary – 12th April 2018

12th April 2018

Welcome back to this week’s edition of the news summary blog. This blog outlines the highlights in health news that occurred from 4th to 11th April. News stories this week include: research published that indicates brain injuries can cause an increased risk of dementia; a study of a personalised vaccine for ovarian cancer that improves…

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Key Skills for Medicine for 2019 Entry: People Skills

10th April 2018

Welcome to our new blog series, Key Skills for Medicine for 2019 Entry! This series will explore different skills needed for medicine – from scientific interest to people skills – and how to demonstrate them easily. This blog will focus on developing and demonstrating people skills. Sitting the UKCAT this year? Try our one-day UKCAT…

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3 Tips to Get an A in A-Level Biology

Succeeding in A-Level Biology is, unfortunately, not as straightforward as it may seem. Unlike many other subjects, simply learning the material is not enough, as the questions appear to instead focus on testing your application of this material in seemingly abstract situations. However, there are ways to improve your chances of success. In this blog…

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What To Do If You Don’t Receive Your Med School Offers

9th April 2018

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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