Applying to medical school for 2018 entry? Wondering what on earth the UKCAT is? You might not know where to start with your medical school application, but we’re here to help! This is Part One of this two-part series on preparing for your medical school application. You can read Part Two here.
Here are our top 3 tips on what you can do to prepare for your medical school application:
This is crucial – becoming familiar with these will help you to stay organised, so keep note of the following key dates in your calendar so you can prepare for each stage of your application.
This is key! Good A-Level results are key to securing your dream medical school place, so make sure you try your best with your coursework and exams.
Make sure you understand each topic as you study it, so that when you reach exam season you’ll be familiar with each subject on the syllabus – and don’t forget to ask your teachers for help if you need it. We’ll be publishing plenty of Chemistry and Biology revision tips over the exam period, so keep your eyes open for these!
If you’re wanting to study Medicine, you’ll already know that work experience is key to strengthening your application.
This summer is a great period of time to think about gaining work experience – and it’s never too early to start looking for this, as many hospital or GP placements fill up months in advance. Try contacting your local hospitals, care homes or GPs to see if you can undertake some work experience this summer for a week or so.
If you’re lucky enough to gain a placement, don’t forget to keep a note of the tasks and activities you complete and oversee (think of memorable patient interactions, doctors demonstrating empathy or teamwork skills) – you’ll be very grateful by the time you come to writing your Personal Statement in September!
You can visit our Work Experience section of our Application Guide for more information on how to secure medical work experience – good luck!
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