Sometimes we can lose sight of the fact that our lives are made for living. Not just working day in, day out. Not just trying to get the highest grades or getting into medical school. Living. At different points in your life, it can seem like you have so much to do and so many … Continue reading Just Stop
Congratulations on meeting your offer, you are now officially a medical student! It is such an achievement and something to be so proud of. Well done! I will never forget the joy I felt when I found out that I got into medical school. The feeling is truly indescribable and I just couldn’t believe it! … Continue reading So Your Journey Begins…
There is far more in you than you know. Far more in all of us than we can even imagine. Transcending social categorisations of ethnicity, class and status exists a force within; it is sparked by self-belief and fuelled by a vision to be of service for a purpose bigger than ourselves. It is this … Continue reading Strive On
Exercise is something many of us dread. We fear that early morning gym session. The thought of jogging for more than 10 minutes is terrifying and to couple with this, we must try and eat healthy as well? Why is this the case? I think many of us see exercise or physical activity in general … Continue reading How can exercise help improve our mental wellbeing?
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
The medical elective may be the most anticipated part of any medical student’s university experience and can certainly be one of the best parts of medical school. However, electives don’t just happen overnight, careful planning is needed to ensure everything goes smoothly and that you have the best time possible. What is an elective? An … Continue reading A guide to planning your elective
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