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Five Medical School Interview Tips I Wish I’d Known

5th August 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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Med School Insight: Medicine Foundation Year at Nottingham

29th July 2019

If you don’t get the exact grades you need to get into medical school, your dreams won’t be completely dashed. I didn’t get the grades, but I’m studying Medicine at a top-ranking university. How, you may wonder? I completed a Foundation year at the University of Nottingham, and next year I will go on to…

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5 Top Tips to be Prepared for Freshers’ Week

16th July 2019

The first week at university can be pretty daunting for any new student, particularly if no one in your family has been to university before, and so you might be looking for tips to help you prepare for freshers’ week. These top tips should help you to be as prepared as possible for your first…

5 Tips for Preparing for Med School Over the Summer

10th June 2019

It’s hard to imagine a life without revision. Once exams are over, you’ll be faced with a gloriously long summer with little to do before med school starts. Whilst waiting for results, there are a number of things you can do to keep busy during the summer. Here are five tips to help prepare for…

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2019: Our New Year’s Resolutions for Aspiring Medics

1st January 2019

For most aspiring medics, 2019 will probably be a bit of a roller-coaster! By December, you could be at medical school or at your dream university for an interview! How crazy is that? It is normal to enter this period of your life feeling anxious, uncertain and scared of the potential changes. A lot can…

5 Myths Being a Med Student

5 Myths About Being a Med Student

11th July 2018

1. All work no play You may think that the start of medical school signals the start of a tough five-year slog: stuck in the library day after day, surrounded by a wall of textbooks, no social life. You’ll have heaps of work to do and no time to spend with your friends, right? Think…

5 Things You Might Not Know About PBL

5 Things You Might Not Know About Studying a PBL Course

22nd May 2018

I started studying Medicine this year at a university which uses a lot of PBL alongside an integrated approach to teaching. A lot of you will know what I mean by a PBL and Integrated course, but after being here for almost half a semester, I’ve picked up a few things that you may not…

Mental Health University

How to Look After Your Mental Health at University

28th February 2018

Leaving home for the first time and embarking on your journey to university can be incredibly challenging in itself. However, medicine in particular is a long and demanding course, and the competition it often breeds can put your physical and mental health at risk. Here are my tips on looking after your mental health whilst…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Life at Med School

12th February 2018

When you tell people you’ve applied for medicine, you might hear a lot about what to expect – especially about the workload. However, there are some things you might not know about studying medicine and life at med school. From the course/life balance, the value of the internet and more, here are a list of…

Medical Elective

My Medical Elective in the Czech Republic: Mariam

19th September 2017

In July 2017, I undertook a four-week medical elective hospital placement in the Czech Republic. Since my training for the past four years has consisted of placements in the same two hospitals, travelling to a non-English speaking country was something of a shock to the system. However, it has truly enriched my experiences as a…


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