Medical Student

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Interview Tips I Wish I’d Known

5th January 2021

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…

What Motivates You To Study Medicine?

28th January 2020

“Why do you want to study medicine?” The one question you can almost certainly expect to come up in your interview. However, what motivates you now may change (slightly or drastically) as you progress into your medical studies. Here are seven med school students discussing what currently motivates them to study medicine. Ateka, 4th Year:…

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,…

Medical school Manchester

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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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…

David Brill Making a Medic

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…

Medical school stress

Dealing with Stress as a Medical Student

29th October 2019

Medicine is tough. There’s no denying it – the content is challenging, the contact hours can be seemingly never-ending, and the degree itself is one of the longest out there! Add to this the general stresses of university life, – relationships, living away from home for the first time, budgeting – and you’d suddenly start…

Clinical placement

How to Make the Most of an Early Clinical Placement

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…


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