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GAMSAT

GAMSAT Test: Everything You Need to Know

The Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) is the admission test required by some graduate medical school programmes to assist in the selection of students to participate in graduate-entry medical programs in Australia, Ireland and the UK. The GAMSAT test draws on a wide ranging number of skills and subject knowledge naturally aligned to problem-based learning in most medical programmes. It tests basic science concepts as well as general skills in problem solving, critical thinking and writing. If your degree is in a non-scientific field of study you can still sit the GAMSAT test and succeed  – a science degree is not always a requirement for graduate medicine, in fact [Read More]

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Ultimate Guide to MMI Medical School Interview Preparation

MMIs are pretty similar to speed dating, mainly because they are a list of short interviews that will require your full attention. The reason is simple; these interview questions will focus on your performance and how you would react in some very specific situations. As you can imagine, it’s very hard to know what MMI medical questions you will have to deal with. Which is why it makes a lot of sense to do MMI medical school prep as fast as possible. That will make the entire experience a lot more rewarding and pleasant in the end. What is an MMI? The MMI is a set of short interviews. It’s [Read More]

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Application Guide

Medicine Personal Statement: Do’s and Dont’s

If you are applying to medical school, you will have to include a personal statement along with your UCAS form. The reason for it is to convince the person reading your personal statement as to why you are a good candidate to study Medicine. Your personal statement is the first chance you will have to make a lasting impression on the admissions tutors of any medical school you apply to. It is worth making your statement the best you possibly can. At some medical schools, personal statement accounts for a large amount of the total admission score. Since medical schools offer admission to students who are not just intelligent, but [Read More]

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Five Books Every Medical School Applicant Should Read

Try reading some books that will open your mind to the world of medicine, and help strengthen your motivation and mindset. The following are recommended books (from 1st year medics) that every medical school applicant should read. 1. This Is Going To Hurt: Secret Diaries of a junior Doctor by Adam Kay After six years working on NHS hospital wards Adam Kay, has turned his medical diaries, covering everything from bouncing babies to phantom illnesses, into a hilarious new book titled This is going to hurt. The book is a fun read and provides everything you want to know and more  about life on and off the hospital ward. Buy [Read More]

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Got a Medical School Rejection? Read This!

Getting rejected from all your choices is a horrible experience, I applied three times to medical school and got rejected by all my choices the first and second time. It had a serious knock on my confidence and I almost entirely gave up on pursuing a career in medicine. No one wants to have to apply a second time and definitely not a third time. After a second rejection, a lot of people recommended picking another field or even giving up altogether.  For me, both of my rejections was hard and still to this day, I can still recall the frustration and failure that I felt during those times. However, I [Read More]

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200 Medical School Interview Questions

This article is from ISC Medical, there are a leading medical school consulting company and publishers of the popular Medical School Interviews book. It has over 150 medical school interview questions analysed with comprehensive information on how to deal with each one.  The article is a comprehensive list of medical school interview questions, the authors have categorised the questions into the following: Background & Motivation Knowledge of Medical School and teaching meth0ds Depth & Breadth of Interest Empathy teamwork personal insight Understanding of the role of medicine in society Work Experience Tolerance of ambiguity & Ethics Creativity, innovation and imagination ISC Medical Article Begins… Interviewers are constantly coming up with new [Read More]

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50 Smart Questions To Ask During Your Medical School Interview

Medical school interviews are a great opportunity to learn, so don’t be shy about asking questions. In fact it is a bad sign to interviewers if you do not have any questions, so make sure you have some questions for your big day. In March 2012, I had my first medical school interview, it was at Queen Mary, University of London. I had taken a gap year after my A levels to reapply to medical school. I remember i was so nervous and wanted the interview to be over, one of the tutors on the interview panel asked if I had any questions at the end.  I said, “Ummm… nope.” [Read More]

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10 Key Topics You Need To Know For Your Medical School Interview

Medical schools are very different – in their philosophies, faculties, curricula, and the type of students they attract. However, they all expect applicants to have a good enough background knowledge on health and medical related topics and issues. The following topics was compiled by medical students to assist you in preparing for your interview. This list is by no means complete; it is designed to serve as a base for developing your background knowledge and preparing for your medical school interview. 1. The Birth And History of Medicine It is important to understand where medicine stems from and how it has developed over the years. Understand and develop your own [Read More]

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UCAT General Advice

Best time to take the UCAT in 2019

As a former UKCAT candidate that took the exam three times I  know a thing or two about the best time to take the exam.  If you plan on taking the UCAT (formerly known as UKCAT), you should already be aware that you are free to take the test anytime between July to October, but when is the best time to take the UCAT? The Short answer: It depends Most students take the UCAT at the end of the Summer,  in either August or September. This is probably due to the fact that summer is a busy time. Many students will either be working or enjoying a break from their studies. Some students might [Read More]

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Best Online UCAT Courses (2020 updated)

The UCAT is a computer-based exam so using an online  course during preparation is absolutely critical. After buying all the popular courses out there, we’ve shortlisted our final picks to prepare for the exam. In this guide, you’ll learn which online UCAT courses are the best to prepare for the exam, how to pick the right course for you and how to use them for effective studying. This article is pretty detailed, so here are reference links you can use to jump directly to different parts of the guide. That said, I recommend reading the whole article if you can! Best All-in-One Online UCAT CoursesBest Online UCAT Course for Practice QuestionsBest [Read More]

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