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5 Pressures the NHS Faces This Winter

5th December 2019

The NHS is under increasing pressure year upon year, but winter is the time when the pinch is felt most. With the cold comes flu season, and with more people being admitted to hospital, there can be a lack of beds. Staff shortages are felt even more keenly during this time of increased pressure. Here…

5 Top Tips for Staying Motivated at the End of Term

3rd December 2019

The winter term is always the most tiring and by the last few weeks, it can be tough to stay motivated and not switch to holiday mode early. However, it is possible to keep a balance of getting into the holiday mood and staying motivated. Your future self will definitely thank you for keeping on…

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6 Top Tips for Succeeding in Your First Medical School Exam

21st November 2019

Medical school can be quite daunting at first, with a very heavy content load and a whole new way of learning. At some point in the first term, most medical students will be faced with their first exam, be it formative or summative. Regardless of whether it counts towards you passing the year or not,…

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Diaries of a Manchester Medical Student – Part Two

We asked a student studying at medical school in Manchester to document a typical week in their life of studying medicine. Read the second part to find out what they experienced this time and to keep up to date with their exciting life at medical school. Monday 4th November As always, an early start was…

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Five Medical School Interview Tips I Wish I’d Known

13th November 2019

Medical school interviews can be absolutely terrifying, especially if you’ve never been in an interview scenario before – it’s hard to know what to expect and people often panic about not being able to answer questions. Don’t worry though, as I’ve put together some tips for you based on the things that I wish I’d…

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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…

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How to Answer a Medical Ethics Scenario Question

8th November 2019

One thing that medical schools often like to test in an interview is your knowledge of medical ethics and your ability to talk your way through an ethical scenario. Medical schools might test this by giving you a scenario to prepare beforehand, but often they will just give you an ethical question or scenario on…

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Q&A with David Brill – Author of Making a Medic

7th November 2019

David Brill is a Foundation Year 2 Doctor junior doctor at the Royal Free Hospital in north London. He studied medicine at St George’s, University of London from 2014-2018, graduating with three distinctions and one merit. He has written a new book called Making a Medic: The Ultimate Guide to Medical School. covering everything you need…

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How to Make the Most of an Early Clinical Placement

29th October 2019

With integrated medical school curriculums on the rise, an early clinical placement in your medical school career is becoming increasingly common. Some medical schools introduce placements as early as the first year, when it can feel like you don’t know enough to be useful. When made the most of, these an early clinical placement can…

Medical school Manchester

Diaries of a Manchester Medical Student – Part One

23rd October 2019

We asked a student studying at medical school in Manchester to document a typical week in their life of studying medicine. Find out what they experienced, from PBL sessions to anatomy classes and everything in between. Monday 7th October An early start is always the case on Mondays, as I live at home and so…

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