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?
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 – From Nigeria to the UK
We have all received medical attention at certain points of our lives, and I can say that holds true especially for my family and myself. Medical professionals, hospital admissions and treatment have been at the forefront of our world at times. This is my motivation for studying medicine, the fact that I can give back … Continue reading My Medical School Experience – UK to Bulgaria
Studying medicine in the United Kingdom is no easy feat. Studying medicine in the UK as an international student from Canada can be even more difficult still. From the differences between schooling systems to cultural differences, studying medicine as an international student has been an interesting experience to say the least. Personally, it has been … Continue reading My Medical School Experience: Canada to the UK
Whenever I think back to applying to Medical School, I am always blown away by how much is demanded of you. As well as trying to keep on top of your A-Levels, you have to think about work experience, your personal statement and entrance exams, one of which is the Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT). The … Continue reading BMAT: All you need to know!