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Weekly News Summary – 22nd February 2018

22nd February 2018

Welcome back to this week’s news summary. This blog outlines the key stories in health news between 16 – 22 February. This week: trials have shown that doctors should prescribe more antidepressants for those with mental health problems; the NHS is dangerously short-staffed; and an extract from red wine could help to tackle tooth decay….


5 Best Things About Studying a PBL Course

21st February 2018

Wondering if a Problem-Based Learning (PBL) course would suit you? In this blog, Zainab details the 5 best things about studying on a PBL course. PBL is a teaching method used by a large amount of medical schools. It is a student-centered approach to learning, where students work in small groups to tackle cases or…

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3 Tips on Finding Medical Work Experience

20th February 2018

Medical work experience is a vital part of your application to medical school. But, with so many applying for Medicine year-on-year, it can feel impossible to get work experience that will help you stand out. To help you out with the process, here are three tips on finding medical work experience. Interested in applying to…

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5 Books to Read for Aspiring Medics

19th February 2018

Among all the revision, interview prep and exam stress, you probably feel like there’s no time to read anything outside of school. I remember feeling overwhelmed and often pushed my passion for medicine aside as I battled through hurdle after hurdle of the medical school application process. It’s easy to lose perspective, so I’ve created…

Weekly News Summary – 15th February 2018

15th February 2018

Welcome back to the weekly edition of the news summary blog. This blog gives you the key stories in health news that occurred between 9 – 15 February. News stories this week include: heavily processed foods being linked to cancer, a new antibiotic family has being discovered and the rich poor health divide continues to widen….

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5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Applying to Medicine

14th February 2018

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…

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The 3 Most Difficult Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

13th February 2018

Whether you are preparing for a multi-mini interview (MMI) or a traditional one, a lot of the questions can be quite similar. The interviewers want to find out more about you and whether you are suited for their medical school. Although most are challenging, in this article I want to focus on the three most…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Life at Med School

12th February 2018

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…

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Weekly News Summary – 8th February 2018

8th February 2018

Welcome back to the weekly edition of the news summary blog. This blog gives you the key stories in health news that occurred between 2 – 8 February. News stories this week include: evidence has indicated that food may alter the spread of cancer; former workers of social media companies are launching a campaign to…

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3 Things to Read Before Your Med School Interview

7th February 2018

It can be difficult to know where to start when preparing for your medical school interview. Depending on where your interview is and what the format is, there may be different things you can do to prepare, e.g. practising role plays with a friend, or finding out about the Problem Based Learning (PBL) process. However,…


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