“So…Why do you want to become a doctor?” This is a staple question in almost every medical school entry interview, and it is one I’ve also had to answer many times in the past. Even five years post-graduation from medical school, you would think I’d left that question a long way into my past but … Continue reading Working Out Your “Why?” and Leaving A Legacy
Work experience is one of the most important components needed to get into medical school. Your personal statement may be the most well written piece of work seen in the 21 ST century, but without any evidence of work experience or volunteering, it means very little. Universities are looking for applicants with experience in a … Continue reading Medical Work Experience: How to get it & What to do with it
This year, I have been able to take a year out of my medical degree to complete my intercalated degree. But what exactly is an intercalated degree?The majority of medical schools in the UK offer students the opportunity to take a year out from their medical studies in order to pursue another degree. Depending on … Continue reading To Intercalate or Not to Intercalate?
Starting your clinical years can be exciting yet daunting at the same time. For me, I was looking forward to finally putting what I had learned into action. I’m a kinetic learner which means I learn best by trying things out for myself, so assumed I would learn a great deal on the wards. Don’t … Continue reading The First Clinical Year: My Experience