March 2016: 4 rejections received. March 2018: 1st year medical student at King’s College London. After receiving 4 rejections from my chosen universities to study Medicine during my first application cycle, admittedly I felt defeated. But as A-level exams drew closer, I knew I had to redirect my focus towards achieving the grades I knew … Continue reading Rejected, Reflected, Accepted: My journey into Medicine – Is taking a gap year worth it?
There is a funny thing about medical school. Whoever you meet, whatever the background, most of us have had a similar run prior to starting off. We were one of the brightest among our peers, if not the brightest; at primary school, secondary school. We aced our GCSEs. We got the spotless grades we needed … Continue reading Med School Masquerade: Impostor Syndrome
As part of our plans to expand this year, we have decided to share the stories of many Melanin Medics (both doctors and medical students). We believe that it is very important to show that our journeys to Medicine may differ greatly but ultimately the destination remains the same. Through out the year we will … Continue reading Being More than Just A Medic
July 2017. I graduated from Manchester University. My family were so proud. I had an influx of messages of congratulations. There was an air of achievement amongst me and my colleagues. Finally, I had achieved that which many said I could not. I had that precious piece of paper that confirmed that I now was, … Continue reading So You Are A Doctor? – Life After Medical School
As part of our plans to expand this year, we have decided to share the stories of many Melanin Medics (both doctors and medical students). We believe that it is very important to show that our journeys to Medicine may differ greatly but ultimately the destination remains the same. Through out the year we will … Continue reading A Journey to Medicine – Qualifying Abroad
With 4 weeks left until my exams, I thought it would be relevant to talk about exam period, exam stress and how to cope with it all at medical school. Now, there may be tears but this is normal! I think sometimes we can be so harsh on ourselves, expecting to get every single thing … Continue reading Getting through Exam Season
At the start of my journey to medical school, I felt like I had the whole world ahead of me – I had overcome all the difficult stages to finally earn my place in medical school. I was scared and excited, but I had a plan. Get in, complete those five years of university, two … Continue reading Something Isn’t Right
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?