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Ten Funny Medical School Jokes

22nd January 2020

Whilst medical school may not entirely be all fun and games, there are certainly a few people out there with a sense of humour to help you get through those tough times. As a little pick-me-up for all of you still on your journey towards med school, here are some things to look forward to…

Five Tips for Juggling Your Medicine Commitments this New Year

2nd January 2020

For many aspiring medics, the New Year may come with additional pressures and commitments. It might be the start or continuation of the medical school interview period, or you might be beginning to plan your UCAS application (whilst studying for your A-levels). Whatever stage of the journey to medical school you are at, it can…

Three Key Medical News Stories: 2nd January

Welcome to the latest edition of the medical news. Each week we bring you three key healthcare topics that have recently been under the microscope. This week’s topics: Last Chance IVF Morbilliviruses and Mammalian Transmission Eating Disorders on the rise IVF After fifteen rounds of IVF, and calling time on their treatment implanting one last…

Three Key Medical News Stories: 19th December

19th December 2019

Welcome to the latest edition of the medical news. Each week we bring you three key healthcare topics that have recently been under the microscope. This week’s topics: Prostate cancer screening Nurse strikes Motor neurone disease Prostate Cancer Screening A large trial is underway, testing whether MRI scans could be an effective way to screen…

New Year’s Resolutions for Aspiring Medics

16th December 2019

The new year can be a great time to make some new resolutions, especially if they will help you to achieve your goals. You could be interviewing at your dream med school or at medical school by September! This probably feels so far away right now, and you might understandably be apprehensive. As an aspiring…

Three Key Medical News Stories: 12th December

11th December 2019

Welcome to this week’s medical news stories. In our latest edition, we bring you the healthcare topics that have been under the microscope over the past week. Joining us this week: painful communication errors, safer online prescribing, and the NHS crisis. Painful Communication Errors Liability has been admitted by a hospital after a patient was…

Study medicine in the UK

Making the Move to Study Medicine in the UK

12th November 2019

Nitish Trikha is a third year MBBS student at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). Originally from New Delhi, he lived in Singapore for nine years before moving to Preston in North West England to study medicine. He tells us about his experience starting university to study medicine in the UK. 1. How did you…

mmi interview tips

Top Six Tips MMI Interview Tips

22nd October 2019

Receiving an interview offer to medical school is literally one foot in the door to that official offer to study medicine. With that in mind, you know attending an MMI is filled with pressure, anticipation, and a high amount of career achieving goals at stake. If you’re looking for MMI interview tips to help you…

Studying your A-Levels

Top 5 Tips for Studying Your A-Levels

30th September 2019

Studying your A-Levels is such an important time for anyone wanting to study medicine. The pressure is really on to get A’s and A*s. Do not panic, there are plenty of ways to increase your performance, motivation and desire to succeed. My name is Dean, I am a 3rd year medical student at the University…

Day in the life at UCLan

Financial Strain, Mental Drain & Education Gain – A Day in the Life of a Medical Student

13th September 2019

Before the alarm goes off and there you lie, sound asleep, oblivious to the hard working realities of an average medical student. An aggregate of books and notes lay strewn across the duvet; highlighters open, felt-tips leaking ink onto pages and an overwhelming number of colour-coded flash cards waging war against your memory. This is…


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