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Rejected from Medicine.. Now what?

Being rejected is hard to take, and whilst it may feel like the end of the world at the moment, be reassured it isn’t. If you’ve found yourself in this situation and aren’t sure what to do next, read on as our Careers Consultant, Jean Harris, gives her advice on how to pick yourself up and start over.

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Firstly, if your disappointment is preventing you from moving on and from considering your options, remember you can access help to deal with your feelings at the University’s Counselling Service.

Thwarted would-be doctors have a great deal to offer and do find other careers immensely satisfying. What are those careers and how do you start to consider where you go from here? Read on…. Continue reading

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Getting into Medicine: Top tips for Medicine applicants on interviews

So you’ve been offered an interview, your UCAS form must have impressed! Our Careers Consultant Jean Harris gives her top tips on how to ace an interview for Medicine!

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Congratulations on getting an interview. The university is interested in having you as a student. The interviewers genuinely want you to show why they should give you a place. The interview is not designed to trick you or intimidate you. Here are some top preparation tips: Continue reading

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Getting into Medicine: Top tips for Medicine applicants on writing a UCAS personal statement

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If you’re thinking about entering a career in medicine, our Careers Consultant Jean Harris provides her tips and advice on writing a personal statement for entry onto a medicine course.

Your UCAS personal statement will largely determine whether your application proceeds beyond the initial stage.

There are thousands of applicants for medicine who meet the minimum academic requirements. In the personal statement you have just 4,000 characters spread over 47 lines of text (including spaces and blank lines) – about 600 words, to convince an admissions tutor that you merit further consideration.  Continue reading

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