Aspiring Medical Students

Reflecting on Your Journey

We can’t emphasise enough just how important it is to reflect on your experiences while writing your personal statements and at any interviews. We are usually very good at being descriptive but it can be challenging to learn to be reflective. When talking about work experience of voluntary work it is great to be descriptive but at the …

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Writing your Personal Statement

Writing your personal statement does not need to be tedious! Remember, this is your opportunity to share your journey to medical school. Personal Statements are an important part of your application to medical school, most medical schools read them and you will often be asked questions on your statement if invited for an interview. Top 5 …

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Preparing for the BMAT

We encourage you to use the official BMAT resources by Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing Services. Find useful practice papers and videos here: There are now 2 dates for the exam. The next one is in October:  We were delighted to have official advice and resources shared at our inaugural national health careers conference. …

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Preparing for the UCAT (UKCAT) The UKCAT (UK Clinical Aptitude Test) has changed name to UCAT (Universal Clinical Aptitude Test). Importantly, there is no change in the format of the test. It was thought as more international universities are using the test, the name should be updated to reflect this. We are delighted to be working with the official …

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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 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.