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#AskAMedStudent: How Can I Prepare for Starting A-Levels?⠀

16th August 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 can I prepare for starting A-Levels? You honestly don’t need to go ahead and do…

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3 Key Medical News Stories: 15th August 2018

15th August 2018

Hello and welcome to our Weekly News Summary, bringing you the most up-to-date news in healthcare and making it relevant to you as a medical school applicant! This week, we will discuss the following topics: the latest in the Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba saga, the role of artificial intelligence in medicine, and a novel trial for…

5 Options If You Don’t Meet Your Med School Offer

14th August 2018

So, you’ve spent the past year working your socks off to get that offer and congratulations on doing so, but there is one final big hurdle for you to jump over – you must get those grades! Hopefully you will get them, but sometimes the unexpected happens and things can go wrong, so here’s what…

UKCAT prep around other commitments

5 Tips to Fit UKCAT Preparation Around Other Commitments

13th August 2018

For most people, UKCAT prep coincides with the summer holidays. This can be a bit disheartening as the last thing you want to do during the summer break is study for yet another exam! But don’t worry, it’s perfectly easy to enjoy your summer, keep to your other commitments AND prepare effectively for the UKCAT….

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3 Key Medical News Stories: 10th August 2018

10th August 2018

Hello and welcome to our Weekly News Summary, bringing you up-to-date news in healthcare and making it relevant to you as a medical school applicant! This week, we will discuss the following topics: high death rates and the impact of poor professionalism, risks from pollution, and increased number of deaths from sepsis. Not the most…

Results Day

5 Things to do Before A-Level Results Day

7th August 2018

Results day is understandably very daunting – everyone’s holding their breath to see if they’ve managed to secure their offer. Here’s a list of things you should do before results day to help you prepare for every eventuality and to hopefully help the day run more smoothly… Need expert help with your medicine application? Try…

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3 Key Medical News Stories: 1st August 2018

1st August 2018

Hello and welcome to our Weekly News Summary, bringing you up-to-date news in healthcare and making it relevant to you as a medical school applicant! This week, we will discuss the following topics: initiatives to increase breastfeeding, call for changes in abortion legislation and statistics on GP appointment availability. Initiatives to increase breastfeeding The Scottish…

Time-Saving UKCAT

Top 5 UKCAT Time-Saving Strategies

The UKCAT exam is not a test of knowledge but one of aptitude for medicine – and it’s a given that the more you practise, the better you can perform in the exam. The first time I did the UKCAT I scored an average of 580 – and my latest score was in the 700…

Surprising Things Medical School

The Most Surprising Things I Found About Studying Medicine

31st July 2018

No matter what degree you apply for, the jump to becoming a university student can be overwhelming. Particularly with Medicine, the contrast between being an A-Level student and being a medical student is so stark it really can take a while to find your feet. Perhaps the biggest changes medical students have to adjust to…

Societies

3 Things I Learned From Joining Societies at Med School

When prospective medical students picture their life at university, they imagine spending five years of in the library downing caffeinated drinks, deprived of both sunlight and a social life. And this will most probably be the case at some points of your medical school experience, but it won’t be the entire reality. Whilst it’s important…

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