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?
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?
“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
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?
Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better. - Dr Steve Maraboli If only life were so straightforward and we never received rejections. Rejection hurts especially when you don't know why you were rejected in the first place. You may have received a job … Continue reading Dealing with Rejection
Many dream of becoming a Doctor from a young age and some may only have decided recently but that is only the beginning. For those wanting to pursue a career in Medicine, this is a decision not to be taken lightly. The application process in itself is tough let alone the journey to become a … Continue reading Thinking of Applying to Medical School? – Things to Consider!
DISCLAIMER: As Melanin Medics we thought it would be a good idea to have a central source of potential questions which we have gathered questions from several sources on the internet (credited at the end of this post). There are a lot of questions below and we do not expect you to go through every … Continue reading Medical School Interviews Question Bank
Receiving interviews is a very daunting yet exciting time, you're one step closer to your dream. Interviews are part of the process of selecting the right students, they enable to demonstrate your interpersonal skills and other essential skills for Medicine and expand upon your application so preparation is essential to success! Interviews generally take place from … Continue reading Preparing for Medical School Interviews
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!