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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…

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…

A person is interviewed for medical school

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…

First year medical students stand in the corridor holding books and chatting

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…

A group of university students sit in a communal area and socialise

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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