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COVID-19 Weekly Update: 11th – 17th May 2020

18th May 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 223,060 on Monday to 243,303…

Communicating At A Distance: Virtual Interactions

  The anticipated rise of technology and AI in our healthcare systems has been a feature of many medical advancement articles. However, the sudden and immediate use of technology that the COVID social distancing measures have embedded within healthcare, will continue to be transformative when our societies relax social distancing controls. One example of this…

BSMS Virtual Work Experience – All You Need To Know

12th May 2020

  Want to make your medical school application stand out? Why not try taking on some virtual work experience? Here’s everything you need to know about Brighton and Sussex Medical School’s  (BSMS) virtual work experience! Why it was set up There are many myths about medical school work experience requirements, with many believing that without…

COVID-19 Weekly Update: 4th – 10th May 2020

11th May 2020

  Welcome to the COVID-19 weekly update. Every week 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 191,000 on Monday to 219,000…

UCAT Ready Checklist

7th May 2020

  If you are thinking of applying to medical school this year, the UCAT will probably be on your radar. The University Clinical Aptitude Test is required by 30 out of the 39 medical schools in the UK and is made up of 5 different sections. You can’t really revise for the UCAT unlike the…

Skype Multi Mini Interview (MMI) – All You Need To Know 

28th April 2020

Professor Olwyn Westwood of Brunel Medical School, Brunel University London, provides some top tips for preparing for a Skype MMI. Many medical schools are now using the Multi Mini Interview (MMI) format – as the name suggests, it is designed so that you have a number of short interviews, using a range of different interviewers…

5 Things To Do From Home To Support Your Medicine Application

7th April 2020

  With all the uncertainty in the world right now, and the nature of this unprecedented situation, it is a very challenging time for medical applicants. Exams, work experience and voluntary work are cancelled or postponed, and there is uncertainty regarding UCAT testing dates.  It is difficult to know how to spend your time at…

COVID-19 – The Best Work Experience Alternatives

31st March 2020

  If you are planning to apply to Medicine this October, then it’s likely your work experience has unfortunately been cancelled due to COVID-19. What does this mean for your application? The first thing to remember is that most other applicants will be in the same position. Medical schools must be as fair as possible…

Key Medical News Stories: 19th March 2020

19th March 2020

Welcome to the last edition of the medical news. Every 2 weeks we have been bringing you key healthcare topics that have recently been under the microscope. This week’s topics: Global Response to COVID-19 HIV Drug PrEP Available on the NHS Vaccine Against COVID-19 Enters Testing Global Measures to Curb COVID-19 As it approaches almost…

3 Medical Netflix Docuseries To Watch

28th February 2020

Netflix has shows on pretty much anything you could want to watch, and recently there have been some great medicine-related documentary series on the streaming service. If you are intrigued by the wider field, the application of medicine or the latest at the forefront of the field, these docuseries will definitely not disappoint! From the…

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