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How to Write the Perfect Medical Personal Statement

How to Write the Perfect Medical Personal Statement

Medical school applications in the UK are multifactorial, and for good reason! The various aspects of the application allow admissions teams to get a more holistic glimpse into you, as a candidate. One of the ways in which to truly showcase yourself as a strong...

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE UCAT

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE UCAT

The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) is an admissions test for would-be UK healthcare professionals that forms a part of the multi-factorial admissions process. It is a computer-based test that, as the name suggests, assesses various aptitudes to mimic a...

Getting Medical Work Experience during COVID-19 Pandemic

Getting Medical Work Experience during COVID-19 Pandemic

Assuming you have passed your GCSEs and A levels with flying colours, you’re probably eagerly waiting to be enrolled in a medicine degree. Then you came across something called  ‘work experience’ during your applications. Now you’re left wondering how relevant this is...

Top Tips for Medical School Interviews

Top Tips for Medical School Interviews

COVID-19 has exacted a global acceptance of the virtual workspace. Medical schools have taken this shift to produce novel experiences from online work experience for prospective medics to digital tutorials for students. Similarly, the admissions process has been...

Top Tips for Clinical Placements

Top Tips for Clinical Placements

This year, keeping in theme with the rest of 2020, clinical placements will be a little unusual. With different medical schools setting individual rules for the return to the clinical environment in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, students may find themselves...

Imposter Syndrome – Asset or Assailant?

Imposter Syndrome – Asset or Assailant?

In my first year of university, I found myself asking when medicine would become who I was instead of what I did. I wanted to be the kind of doctor who was so connected to their work that it became a part of them.

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