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COVID-19 Weekly Update: 25th – 31st May 2020

1st June 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 36,941 on Monday to 38,489…

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…

6 Medical Work Experience Tips During Lockdown 

15th May 2020

  Over the past couple of months, there has been a lot of changes to teaching, exams, and the normal academic system as you’ll all have already experienced. A lot of the face-to-face teaching methods have had to substitute for online alternatives and this makes no exception to students who are searching for medical work…

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…

5 Ways To Build Your Personal Statement During Lockdown

5th May 2020

  A pandemic is an interesting and difficult time to be a prospective medical student. The spotlight on our NHS may have you more inspired than ever to embark on a medical career, but the situation has created challenging conditions in which to start your application.  Despite all the uncertainty, there are things you can…

COVID-19 Weekly Update: 27th April – 3rd May 2020

4th 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 157,000 on Monday to 187,000…

COVID-19 NHS Hot Topic – Ventilators

30th April 2020

  Welcome to a special COVID-19 edition of NHS Hot Topics. Here we dissect an issue that affects the NHS in the current COVID-19 pandemic. This week we are looking at ventilators. What is a ventilator? Ventilators take over a person’s breathing when their lungs are failing to do so. It does this by forcing…

COVID-19 Weekly Update: 20th – 26th April 2020

27th April 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 125,000 on Monday to 153,000…

Lockdown: Wider Reading for Aspiring Medics

21st April 2020

As I am sure most would agree, we seem to have a little more time to get things those “things we normally don’t have time for” done in lockdown. Whether it’s the lack of a commute, to school, or university, or work, or the reduction in the distractions that typically come hand-in-hand with being surrounded…

COVID-19: A Lesson On Learning

All prospective medical school applicants will have heard the phrase “lifelong learning” and it alludes to the requirement of all doctors to continuously update their knowledge throughout their careers. This is made necessary by the array of new evidence, drugs, surgical techniques, and even diseases, such as COVID-19, which are emerging within the field.  In…

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