There are quite a few entrance examinations that medical schools use to select students for the interview stage, but the most popular one has got to be the UKCAT. I was initially going to sit the GAMSAT as well (purely for St. George's) but when the textbook arrived in the post I took one look … Continue reading Applying to Medicine (Step 2 – UKCAT)
I know how daunting it can be applying to Medicine as a postgraduate student, especially if you've been unsuccessful in previous applications - so I thought I would try to detail some useful information over the next few posts to try and help any of you who are interested in applying! I couldn't believe I … Continue reading Applying to Medicine (Step 1 – Which Universities?)
If it wasn't for Year 3 of my degree, a placement training year, I would never have gotten into Medicine, and I'm not being dramatic when I say that. I chose to undertake a placement year in an NHS Foundation Trust hospital within the Pathology laboratory. As a Medical Laboratory Assistant, I was able to … Continue reading The ‘lightbulb’ moment
I could have totally applied for Medicine a second time round towards the end of First Year of Biomed, but I had started to fall in love with the subject, the people and the university itself - so I figured, why not give it a chance? After passing First Year on a high and having … Continue reading Biomedical Science…it’s a happening field!
This post is slightly off topic, but I feel like it was a HUGE part of my university experience, so I'm going to ramble on about it a bit in this post. They say your university years are the best years of your life: honestly, after the disappointment I had had on A-level results day, I … Continue reading Choose your friends wisely…
Rejection. A feeling I'm sure most of us can relate to. Ultimately I was rejected from all 4 medical schools that I had initially applied to, and had to settle for my backup UCAS choice despite achieving a decent set of A Level grades. I know it sounds melodramatic, but just like that, I felt … Continue reading Rejection
Picking up from where I left off; I was in Pakistan, had just finished my incredible internship at the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital, and it was my 17th birthday. Incidentally, my birthday fell on the same day as AS results day... Remember in one of my first posts when I was talking about how … Continue reading The most stressful two years of my life so far…. Part II
Most people instantly assume that work experience abroad is the only way to make your medical application stand out, but I know lots of people who have gotten in without doing so, so DON'T WORRY if work experience abroad is not a feasible option for you! I have to admit, I was very fortunate to … Continue reading Word experience abroad…
Before I continue my story let me begin by informing you that I have been through the Medicine application process twice. During the first round of applications, there were 5 HUGE factors (some of which could have potentially been avoided), which I will point out over the next couple of posts. So, I had picked … Continue reading The most stressful two years of my life so far… Part I
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