One of the biggest difficulties that medical students often face is how to study and how to store the huge amount of information we need to know in our brain. Everyone has their own way of studying and as you go through medical school you begin to discover what really works for you. Over the … Continue reading How I Study in Medical School: Spaced Repetition
My personal experience of undergoing a Research Exchange coordinated by the International Federation of Medical Students Associations. In this article I would be detailing my account of participating in a research exchange provided by my Medical Institution in Bulgaria and the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA). Furthermore, I want to highlight the importance … Continue reading My Research Experience as a Medical Student
My journey My journey to Medicine has been rather atypical to say the least, but one that I am very much grateful for. I am currently in my first year of medical school, after only just graduating from the University of Nottingham last July with a degree in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience. Although my first … Continue reading Graduate Entry Medicine – Is it worth it?
When I first arrived at medical school I was completely excited to have finally made it. The stars had aligned and finally I was where I needed to be to start off my journey through medicine. The barriers that had seemed to be in my way all the way through my application where finally broken … Continue reading Is there a glass ceiling for Black Doctors?
“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
Getting rejected from Medical School is a horrible feeling and can leave you unsure of which direction to go next. There are 2.5 applicants for every place at medical school so many students will not get the news they want. Reflect It is incredibly important to take this time to reflect and decide if Medicine … Continue reading No Medical School Offers? What now?
Streamline your workload using the 5 D's: Do, Delete, Delay, Diminish, Distribute Do: Work that is of high priority and needs to be done immediately or you potentially risk negative effects. Delay: Delay does not mean procrastinate. Procrastination is about indefinite postponement; delaying is about consciously rescheduling something for a time when you can get … Continue reading Our Top Tips for Managing the Workload