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Getting into Medicine: Obtaining Medical Work Experience

Are you considering a career in the medical profession? Finding it difficult to take the first step and get relevant work experience? In this blog post, Laura Riggall gives her top tips for jumping the hurdles, and securing medical placements.

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Obtaining placements in the medical profession can be challenging. Often, there are numerous hurdles such as practitioner availability, non-medical students being allowed in theatre, as well as a huge over-subscription. However, there are a number of things which helped me when I was looking for work experience, which I’ve outlined below.

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Getting into Medicine: Graduate entry

Considering applying for Medicine after you graduate from your undergraduate degree? Give yourself the best chance possible and start thinking now! In this blog post our Careers Consultant, Jean Harris, gives her top tips on how to be successful.

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To maximise your chances of success know your stuff before applying. Competition is even fiercer for graduates entering medicine than for undergraduates. Fewer places mean that the applicant per place ratio varies from 10:1 to 60:1 (Medical School Application Guide). 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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