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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…

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…

A student resitting A-Levels

Resitting A-Levels – Maximise Your Chances of Getting the Grades

14th August 2019

Whatever the reason, come results day, things have not gone the way you wanted which means that resitting A-Levels might be necessary. Don’t worry, you still have the chance to get into Medical School. If you had any offers, it’s important to ring up those universities and see if they will still let you in…

Students revising for BMAT

Top Six Tips for Passing the BMAT

7th August 2019

The BMAT (or BioMedical Admissions Test) is a two-hour test consisting of three sections that some universities use as part of their medical school admissions process. Unlike the UCAT, there are two specified test dates for BMAT – one in August and one in October. As with the UCAT, you are only allowed to sit…

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…

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