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Gap year

5 Things to do on Your Medicine Gap Year

20th April 2017

If you didn’t receive your offers, you may be looking to take a gap year and reapply to Medicine next year. Here are our top five tips to make the most of your year and strengthen your application! 1. Get some more work experience Work experience is an invaluable part of taking a gap year,…

Pick a Medical School to Suit Your Strengths

How to Pick a Medical School to Suit Your Strengths

19th April 2017

Different medical schools place a different emphasis on certain parts of the application process, so it’s important that you pick a school to suit your own application strengths. Whilst each school may require an entrance test such as the UKCAT or the BMAT, they may weigh it differently. Some weigh you heavily on your GCSE…

2018 Medicine Essential Checklist

Medicine 2018 Application: Essential Checklist

18th April 2017

If you’re applying to Medicine for 2018 entry, you’ll be writing your personal statement and applying through UCAS in the first months of Year 13 – so preparation is crucial. Here’s our essential checklist of how to prepare: 1. Think about when you’d like to sit your UKCAT UKCAT registration opens on 2nd May (less…

Fresh fruit

Weekly News Summary – 18th April 2017

Welcome back to this week’s edition of the news summary at The Medic Portal, we hope you all had an amazing Easter. This blog covers the key health news that occurred from 10th to 16th April. This week the World Health Organisation have discovered that childhood cancers have risen by 13% over the last twenty…

Offer Holder Blog

How to Make the Most of Offer Holder Days

Have you been invited to an offer holder day and not sure what to expect? This blog will guide you through how to make the most of the day. Offer holder days are events held by universities after they have made all their offers for that year. They give you another chance to get a…

Student Gap Year

How to Make the Most of a Gap Year

13th April 2017

Whether you’ve planned a gap year or not, they really are amazingly useful periods of time to have. Whether you’ve got an offer for Medicine or not, you can really spend some time dedicated to achieving your personal goals, whether that’s travelling, working, relaxing – or a bit of all three. If you have an…

Coursework and Exam Revision

How to Manage Your Coursework and Exam Revision

12th April 2017

Managing to balance coursework, exams and applying to medicine is a big ask, but it’s definitely achievable – if you can manage this, you can manage medical school!  The good thing about coursework is that it’s for the subjects you already want to do well in for exams- so why not combine the two? 1….

GP practices closed down

Weekly News Summary – 11th April 2017

11th April 2017

Welcome back to this week’s edition of the news summary at The Medic Portal. This blog brings you the key health news stories that occurred from 3rd to 9th April. This week figures show that a record number of GP practices have closed over the last year, news indicates that some locum doctors may be…

Nightline volunteering

Volunteering Experience: Nightline

10th April 2017

Being a London Nightline volunteer has been essential part of my university experience and has been invaluable in teaching me how to be not only a good medical student, but a good person. As part of your Nightline training, you are taught extensive listening skills as well as being trained in empathy, confidentiality, teamwork and…

Firm and Insurance Choice

How to Make Your Firm and Insurance Choice

Wondering how to make your firm and insurance choice for medical school? So, you’ve received all your offers from the medical schools you applied to, celebrated and commiserated – what’s next? Regardless of the situation you are in, you now have to make a decision for your firm and insurance choice. Doing this can be…


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