So you have decided you want to study medicine, but you are worried that your GCSE grades might not be up to scratch for the strict requirements for medicine. You’re in luck, because we have compiled a table of all med schools across the UK and the GCSE grades they expect their candidates to have achieved, so we can help you navigate which schools might be better bets for you if your GCSE scores are not exactly stellar!
Doctors need numerous skills and professional values to practise medicine safely and competently. As future medics, it is essential you have a good understanding of the skill set needed. Not only that, but you should also link skills you have developed during school or extracurricular activities to how they can help you as a doctor. Here we outline the key skills needed to become a doctor. See if you have the skills to become a doctor!
If you are interested in applying to medical school and keep up with the medical field on social media, you probably have already heard of the sensation that is This is Going to Hurt. The book includes tales of his days from the beginning of his foundation years all the way through to specialist training. It is written in the form of what can only be described as the diary of a junior doctor, scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends. See our review of "This is Going to Hurt" by Adam Kay.