Applying to Medical School

Choosing your A-levels for medicine or international baccalaureate options can seem like a huge decision. If you wish to do a degree in medicine, the task may seem even trickier with every medical school in the UK asking for a different set of subjects and varying grades. There’s no simple answer but there are a few key things you should consider when making your A-level choices and in deciding where to apply once you’ve picked your subjects. In this blog post, we have outlined the 4 key questions you should be asking yourself when considering which A-levels to take.
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Every year over 10,000 graduates apply to medical school via the graduate entry medicine route and the calibre of applicants is always going to be high. So given that all applicants will at least meet the minimum graduate entry medicine requirements required from the universities they apply to how are you meant to stand out? Here we outline some tips to help you stand out from the crowd!

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Love them or hate them, medical TV dramas are and have been for a while now taking over TV prime time. I have to admit, while I have always been a fan of them, what with having wanted to do medicine since my early teenage years and finding comfort in a world so “familiar” and desired by sitting in front of the TV and binging on medical drama TV shows for days, watching them now, while in med school, has only gotten better. Here we have compiled a list of current medical TV shows about doctors for you to give a go and channel your inner Ellen Pompeo.
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If you are a graduate student considering applying to medicine, one of the very first and most important questions you need to ask yourself is whether you want to apply for graduate entry medicine or undergraduate medicine. While there is no right or wrong choice, the two programmes can offer different incentives for graduate students to prefer one over the other and you need to be able to assess which of the two would be a better fit for you. We have listed some common pros and cons of both graduate medicine and undergraduate medicine, so have a read below to help make your decision.

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