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Dentistry work experience

How to Find Dentistry Work Experience: Top Tips

24th May 2017

Chances are, the exposure you’ve had to a career in dentistry is based on the experiences you’ve had when you’ve visited the dentist. Or perhaps you know someone who works in dentistry and have discussed it as a career with them? Either way, the single best way to decide if a career in dentistry is…

Instagram and Mental Health

Weekly News Summary – 23rd May 2017

23rd May 2017

Welcome back to the new edition of the news summary blog. This blog is published weekly at The Medic Portal and will keep you up to date with the key stories in health news. This post covers the main stories that occurred from 15th to 21st of May. This week, some areas of the NHS…

GP Work Experience

How to Gain GP Work Experience

18th May 2017

GP work experience can be one of the most insightful learning opportunities for prospective medical students. This is because you are able to spend around ten minutes observing a clinician-patient interaction, discuss it with the clinician and then do the same with a number of different patients that are presenting with their own unique story. This…

How to deal with exam stress

How to Deal With Exam Stress

17th May 2017

Everyone knows that exam season is a stressful time and sometimes taking care of ourselves takes second place to making sure we do the best we can in our exams. During exam season, it’s so important for you to look after your own wellbeing. All the revision in the world won’t be enough if you’re…

3 A-Level Revision Tips

Top 3 A-Level Revision Tips

16th May 2017

A-Level exams are approaching, and I know all too well the stress of struggling to find revision styles that work for you. Here are three top A-Level revision tips that I used in my own revision which secured me A* and A grades. Top 3 A-Level Revision Tips 1. Take notes on everything relevant in your course’s…

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NHS Cyber Attack: What You Need To Know

15th May 2017

Last Friday, you will have heard about the NHS cyber attack: one in five NHS trusts was hit by a ‘ransomware’ cyber attack – a type of malware that locks computer files and then demands payment in exchange for unlocking the data. The attack used malware called ‘WannaCryptor’ or ‘WannaCry’ to exploit a vulnerability in Windows…

Cyber attack

Weekly News Summary – 15th May 2017

Welcome back to this week’s edition of the news summary at The Medic Portal. This blog brings you the key health stories that occurred from 8th to 14th May. This week, NHS services have suffered a cyber-attack preventing health professionals from accessing patient notes, nurses have voted in favour of industrial action over pay and…

Medical Work Experience

A 3-Step Guide to Medical Work Experience

11th May 2017

Finding work experience can sometimes feel as challenging as applying to medical school itself. Don’t let the prospect daunt you. Here I’ve listed a number of tips from organising your work experience to making the most of it while you’re there – I hope you find it helpful. Step 1: How to Find Work Experience…

A-Level Biology Revision

A-Level Biology Revision: Top 5 Tips

10th May 2017

Most of you will only need an A in A-Level Biology to meet your Medicine offer. But for those of you who are striving to get the highest marks, here are my top A-Level Biology revision tips for getting that A*. Having done my A-Levels last year, I can definitely say that I found them…

UKCAT introduction

The UKCAT: An Introduction

9th May 2017

The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) is a test that is an important part of the selection procedure for many universities for Medicine and Dentistry. It’s a bit like an IQ test and aims to measure your aptitude for studying one of these courses. Want to know which universities use the UKCAT? Find out on…


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