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Life at King's College London

Medical School Insight: Life at King’s College London

10th October 2019

King’s College London is universally renowned for its academic excellence. Home to some of the oldest teaching hospitals in the country, KCL has an incredibly diverse student body. We spoke to current KCL medical student, Afra, about what life is really like studying medicine at King’s. Read on to find out! Why did you choose…

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…

A medical student in a PBL session

5 Reasons why PBL is Great

12th September 2019

Problem-based learning (PBL) is a method of teaching used by many medical schools. It usually involves a small group (around eight students plus a staff facilitator) delivering learning objectives from a scenario based on a patient, and then going away and researching around these for a feedback session. I must admit, at first, I was…

Mistakes not to make at med school

Five Mistakes Not to Make in Your First Year at Med School

11th September 2019

Starting your first year of Medical School can be pretty scary, especially if you don’t know anyone who has studied medicine before, you might not have had anyone to tell you what mistakes not to make at med school. I definitely made a fair few mistakes in my first year at medical school, so I…

Writing medicine personal statement

How to Write the Perfect Introduction for Your Personal Statement

10th September 2019

Whilst it’s important for your whole personal statement for medicine to be unique, it’s even more important for the introduction of your personal statement to stand out. A powerful introduction for your personal statement is essential for making a strong first impression, yet it can be the hardest part to write. Here are five tips…

Worries about starting med school

5 Worries About Starting Med School

3rd September 2019

It’s perfectly natural to feel worried about starting medical school. Plenty of people have felt this way before you and you certainly won’t be the last. Moving away from home to university can be a big adjustment and as much as you prepare for your new life, you won’t really know what it’ll be like…

Medicine Personal Statement

What to Include in a Medicine Personal Statement

30th August 2019

It’s nearly that time of the year again when many students will be applying to study medicine. If you’re considering applying, you might be already be thinking about getting an early start on writing your medicine personal statement. The big question is what exactly do you include in those 4000 characters? Sitting your UCAT this…

Writing your personal statement

How to Start Writing Your Personal Statement

28th August 2019

You know exactly why you want to study Medicine and you’re super excited to start applying, but when it comes to writing your personal statement your mind goes blank and you have no idea what to say. If this sounds familiar, then here are some tips to help get the personal statement ball rolling. Book…

Reapplying to Medicine

Reapplying to Medicine – Maximise Your Chances of Getting In

14th August 2019

Not getting into Medical School can be a devastating shock for anyone and, as difficult as it is, you have to be able to move on from it in order to make your application stronger than before when reapplying to medicine. At the time of writing, these are the medical schools that allow students to…

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