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Disease Spotlight – Dementia

27th July 2020

  Welcome to this week’s disease spotlight! Here we will give you a rundown of what the disease or condition actually is, why it is important, and some example interview questions that you can have a go at. You aren’t expected as aspiring medics to have huge amounts of knowledge on diseases, but it is…

5 Top Tips For Reviewing Your Personal Statement

23rd July 2020

    Writing your personal statement can be a tricky stage of the application process. Many prospective medical students write up to 10 or more drafts before they finalise their personal statement that they are happy to submit. It is helpful if you know someone who will review your personal statement for you, but there…

Situational Judgement Example Question: Patient Safety and Professionalism

21st July 2020

  Above is an example of a question you may face in your UCAT exam whilst tackling the Situational Judgement section. Have a go at answering it by looking at the potential courses of action below, and think about which would be best one to pursue and which wouldn’t. Potential answers: Which of the following…

Watch live organ dissections with Operating Theatre Live

16th July 2020

  We’ve partnered with Operating Theatre Live to bring you a unique opportunity to boost your med school application. Pull up front-row seats and watch live dissections of real organ specimens every week. It’s your chance to learn more than ever before about the incredible structure of the human body. You can join the award-winning…

Everything You Need To Know About Team-Based Learning

15th July 2020

  What exactly is Team-based learning (TBL) and what are the benefits? – Prof Olwyn Westwood from Brunel Medical School explains. TBL encourages teamwork and a little friendly competition which often raises the standard of individuals and the group itself Whilst doing your Medical School research in the UK, you will no doubt discover each…

Disease Spotlight – Diabetes

13th July 2020

  Welcome to our new feature – disease spotlights! Here we will give you a rundown of what the disease or condition actually is, why it is important, and some example interview questions that you can have a go at. You aren’t expected as aspiring medics to have huge amounts of knowledge on diseases, but…

Emotional Intelligence (EI) in Medicine

10th July 2020

  Doctors require an array of skills to provide high quality care to the people they serve. A portion of these can be described as “technical” skills, with examples such as history taking, conducting physical examinations, prescribing, diagnostics, performing procedures, operating etc. However, there are also a range of “non-technical” skills, the significance of which…

UCAT At A Test Centre vs. UCAT Online

9th July 2020

Much has changed in the past few months and in line with many changes being made to exams, it is possible to sit the UCAT either online at home (different to previous years) or at a test centre (as in previous years). Wherever you choose to sit the UCAT, remember that you will be sitting…

COVID-19‌ ‌Update:‌ ‌29th‌ ‌June‌ ‌-‌ ‌5th‌ ‌July‌ ‌2020‌ ‌

6th July 2020

Welcome to the COVID-19 weekly update. Every Monday we summarise the key events that have happened in the previous week in this pandemic. We will give you a rundown of what’s going on in the UK and the major events globally. This week’s key statistics UK cases rise from almost 312,000 on Monday to over…

10 Things To Know About Sitting UCAT Online

2nd July 2020

2020 has turned out to be a very different year to what almost everyone expected, with a lot changing in all aspects of our lives. One thing, at least for the immediate future, is becoming more common: online exams. It is important to remember that many students, sitting all kinds of exams are now having…

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