Aspiring Medical Students

MMI Example Scenario – Communication skills

Angry Parent A&E Imagine you’re a doctor and a parent brings their child into A&E. The current waiting time is more than an hour, and they are angry that the wait is so long. How do you deal with this situation? Background: This is a very common situation – the NHS has a maximum waiting …

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“No news is good news”

This motto, passed on year after year by medical students to those applying, is one that helped to keep us all somewhat sane during what can often be a stressful process. I think the scariest part of applying to university isn’t the application itself but not knowing whether or not you’ll be accepted, or – …

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Non-traditional routes to medical school: BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences

When most people think of medicine, they have the idea of a standard five-year course at a medical school and at the end of it they’re doctors… easy right? wrong. Medical applications are currently at one of the highest they’ve been yet the number of spaces available have remained the same, so what happens to …

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Surely I can’t be a doctor?

Medicine was always a dream of mine that I thought would remain just that, a dream. I found myself in Cantonian high school enjoying both creative and academic studies however, during early education I feel we are thrust into one or the other with me going down the creative path. I always dreamt of going …

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Blog post: Organising work experience to support your medical school application

By Christopher Graham and Rajiv Sethi Admissions panels at medical schools judge your suitability and motivation by looking for evidence that you understand what a long term career in medicine entails. Emma Rowson, admissions officer at the University of Edinburgh, says it is important to gain experience with “diseased, disadvantaged, and disabled people (the three …

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Elliot

Elliot is a St George’s graduate currently working as an F1 Doctor in East London. As the first in his family to apply to university, Elliot is well aware of the barriers that can be faced in trying to get to medical school. He is passionate about widening access to medicine for underrepresented groups.
 
 He was the representative for St George’s on the BMA Medical Students Committee, and has done lots of work with local schools and colleges to raise awareness of medicine as a career, as well as working on admissions policies with the widening participation team St George’s. Elliot is part of the @BecomingaDr outreach team and National Health Careers Conference Team.