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Past Webinars

Available on-demand.

Past webinars 2021

Date: 21st July 2021

UCAT Workshop: Decision Making & Quantitative Reasoning

Host: Minnie Kenworthy

In this webinar recording, we will go through some best practices for the Quantitative Reasoning and Decision Making sections of the UCAT. We will also solve a couple of sample questions for each section.

You will learn what formulas you should practice before your test and what phrases are essential to tackle Decision Making. This webinar is for students aged 15+.

Date: 8th July 2021

UCAT Workshop: Abstract and Verbal Reasoning part 2

Host: Matthew Kingham

In this webinar recording, Matthew from King’s College London is giving advice on the Abstract and Verbal Reasoning sections of the UCAT.

Matthew goes through some best practice tips and solves 2 sample questions, 1 for each section.

The actual presentation is 40 minutes long followed by 15 minutes of students’ questions.

Date: 16th June 2021

How much work experience do I need to get into Medicine?

Host: Debbie Adekanmbi

In this webinar recording we will be talking about medical work experience, why is it so important and how much medical work experience is ‘enough’. We get this question a lot, and there is a lot to explain around this issue. We will also talk about how to get work experience in the summer.

– Quality over quantity
– How to get work experience
– How to reflect on your experience

There are approximately 30 minutes of Debbie’s presentation followed by 20 minutes of students’ questions.

Date: 2nd June 2021

UCAT Workshop: Situational Judgement

Host: Matthew Kingham

In this webinar recording, Matthew from Kings’ College London will be covering the best practice for the Situational Judgement section of the UCAT, including:

– What is Situational Judgement Test
– How to prepare for it
– Solving 2 sample scenarios

A lot of students fear this section as it’s usually referred to as the ‘common sense’ section, and it’s difficult to understand how to prepare for it.

There are approximately 30 minutes of Matthew’s presentation followed by 20 minutes of students’ questions.

Date: 19th May 2021

How to reflect on your medical work experience

Host: Dr Peter Darling

In this webinar recording, we explain how to reflect on your medical work correctly. Reflection is a key part of your Medicine application, as well as your whole medical journey. It’s essential you perfect this skill now so you impress admission officers during the admission process. We cover:

– What reflection is
– When on your medical journey you will encounter reflection
– Key parts of reflection
– How to practice reflection

There are around 20 minutes of Peter’s presentation followed by approximately 25 minutes of students questions.

Date: 5th May 2021

UCAT Workshop: Abstract Reasoning & Verbal Reasoning

Host: Minnie Kenworthy

In this webinar recording, we take a closer look at the 2 most feared sections in the UCAT.

We talk about the structure of these sections, what techniques to use in each section and then we sole a sample question for each of them.

This webinar recording is for students aged 15+.

There will be around 35 minutes of Minnie’s presentation followed by roughly 15 minutes of students questions.

Date: 21st April 2021

How to use summer to boost your Medicine application

Host: Minnie Kenworthy

In this webinar, we go through the top tips to make sure you make the most out of your summer including

– How to apply for medical work experience on the phone

– How to apply for medical work experience via email

– How to reflect on your work experience

– How to make the most out of your work experience on the day

There will be around 25 minutes of Minnie’s presentation followed by roughly 25 minutes of students questions.

Date: 7th April 2021

Everything you need to know about the UCAT

Host: Minnie Kenworthy

In this webinar we go through all the basics you need to know about the UCAT to be able to prepare for the test and to sit the exam successfully.

– What is the UCAT and how is it structured

– When, where and how you take the exam

– What sections are there, how many questions are there in each section

– What does the testing day look like

There will be around 25 minutes of Minnie’s presentation followed by roughly 25 minutes of students questions.

Date: 24th March 2021

Life at a medical school

Host: Minnie Kenworthy, Olivia Parkinson, Omolayo Soruna

In this webinar recording, we are talking about what life at a medical school looks like.

Olivia is talking about her experience with King’s College London, Layo about her experience with Newcastle university and Minnie is describing her experience with St. Andrews and Manchester University.

There is roughly 30 min of discussion with Olivia, Layo and Minnie followed by 15 minutes of Q&A.

Date: 10th March 2021

What medical work experience is the best for my application?

Host: Minnie Kenworthy

In this webinar recording, Minnie is talking about why medical work experience is so important for your Medicine application, and what type of medical work experience is best for your application, including:

– Types of medical work experience

– What are the key elements of good medical work experience

– How to get medical work experience

– How to reflect on your work experience

– Why you need to learn how to reflect on your work experience

There will be around 25 minutes of a discussion with Minnie approximately 20 minutes for student questions.

Date: 24th February 2021

What makes a good doctor?

Host: Isabel S. and Dale T.

In this webinar recording, Isabel (Palliative Care Nurse) and Dale (NHS Doctor) are talking about what they think makes a good doctor and what qualities should a good doctor have.

There will be around 40 minutes of discussion with Isabel and Dale and approximately 20 minutes for student questions.

Date: 17th February 2021

Which medical school should I go to?

Host: Minnie Kenworthy

In this webinar recording, Minnie is talking about different medical schools and how to choose the right one for you, including:

– Teaching styles

– Location

– Minimum entry requirements

– UCAT/BMAT

– Previous students’ experience

There will be around 30 minutes of discussion with Minnie and approximately 15 minutes for student questions.

Date: 27th January 2021

Medical school application timetable for Year 12 and Year 13

Host: Minnie Kenworthy

In this webinar recording, Minnie is explaining what you need to do in Year 12 and Year 13 in order to get into medical school, including:

– The timeline of applying to medical school

– Key activities you need to do in the Year 12

– Key activities you need to do in the Year 13

– When to start getting work experience

– When to start writing your personal statement

– When to fill your application with UCAS

– When to take your UCAT and BMAT exams

There will be around 30 minutes of discussion with Minnie and approximately 15 minutes for student questions.

Date: 13th January 2021

What are the medical school interviews really like?

Host: Layo Soruna

In this webinar recording, Layo is talking about her experience from medical school interviews including:

– How she was preparing for her interview

– How she was feeling before and during her interview

– How her interview went

– What questions she was asked

– How she answered the questions

– Tips and advice on medical school interviews based on her experience

There will be around 20 minutes of discussion with Layo and approximately 25 minutes for student questions.

Past webinars 2020

Date: 9th December 2020

Hot Topics In The NHS

Host: Minnie Kenworthy 

In this webinar recording, we will be covering the most relevant and pressing topics in the NHS including:

-Talking about the history of NHS in your interview

– NHS handling of COVID-19

– Brexit and NHS

– COVID-19 vaccine

– Dr Bawa-Garba situation

There will be around 20 minutes of discussion with Minnie Kenworthy and approximately 25 minutes for student questions.

Date: 25th November 2020

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Medical Student?

Host: Dr April Diviney

In this webinar recording, we will be covering the key qualities, skills and attributes you need to be a medical student.:

– Organisation and planning

– You can’t know everything

– Asking for help

– Teamwork

– Accepting criticism

There will be around 15 minutes of discussion with Dr April Diviney and approximately 25 minutes for student questions.

Date: 11th November 2020

The Inside Scoop On Medical School Interviews

Host: Minnie Kenworthy and Aaliyah Ahmed

In this webinar recording, we will look into the medical school interviews and talk about the things you should know about the interviews:

– The 2 Types of Interview

– What are your interviewers looking for?

– How to answer the ‘Why medicine?’ question

– How to answer the ‘Hot topics’ question

– Situational Judgement and Ethics

– Role Play Tips And Tricks

There will be around 25 minutes of discussion with Minnie Kenworthy and Aaliyah Ahmed and approximately 20 minutes for student questions.

Date: 28th October 2020

A Day In The Life Of A Surgeon

Host: James Olivier

In this webinar, we were talking to a qualified Surgeon James Olivier (ST5 Registrar in General Surgery), about a day in his life!

We were talking about the process of becoming a Surgeon and also what it is like to be a Surgeon.

James was also answering a lot of questions from the audience and revealed a lot of very interesting information about being a Surgeon.

Date: 14th October 2020

Title: How To Find Medical Work Experience

In this webinar recording, we will cover an overview of How To Find Medical Work Experience:

– The key insight of work experience

– Volunteering

– Online Resources

– 9 recommended books to start with

– Traditional work experience

– Reflection is key

There will be around 25 minutes of discussion with Dr April Diviney and approximately 20 minutes for student questions.

Date: 30th September 2020

Title: Is My Personal Statement Good Enough?

Host: Minnie Kenworthy – 4th Year Medical Student & Dr April Diviney

This is a live webinar with interactive polls. We will cover:

– Importance of a personal statement

– What are Medical Schools looking for?

– Importance of a personal statement

– How to write about the skills they are looking for?

– Top Tips

There will be around 20 minutes discussion from our Medical Student and approximately 20 minutes for student questions.

Date: 16th September 2020

Title: 10 Things You Need To Do To Apply To Medical School

Host: Dr April Diviney

This is a live webinar with interactive polls. We will cover:

– An overview of the application process

– Work Experience

– Personal Statements

There will be around 20 minutes discussion from our Medical Student and approximately 20 minutes for student questions.

Date: 2nd June 2020

Title: Post UCAT – What you need to know

Host: Minnie Kenworthy – 4th Year Medical Student

This is a live webinar with interactive polls. We will cover:

– What is a good UCAT score

– University choices & the UCAT

– What to do if you have a low score & where to apply

There will be around 20 minutes discussion from our Medical Student and approximately 20 minutes for student questions.

Date: 19th June 2020

Title: How to reflect on work experience correctly

Host: Dr April Diviney

This is a live webinar with interactive polls. We will cover:

– The importance of reflection

– Reflection frameworks

– Two examples of great reflection

There will be around 20 minutes discussion from our Medical Student and approximately 20 minutes for student questions. 

Date: 4th June 2020

Title: An Introduction to Asthma

Host: Minnie Kenworthy – 4th Year Medical Student

This is a live webinar with interactive polls. We will cover:

– The pathophysiology and symptoms of Asthma

– Treatment within a GP setting 

– Treatment within an emergency setting

There will be around 20 minutes discussion from our Medical Student and approximately 20 minutes for student questions. 

Date: 19th May 2020

Title: Work Experience During Lockdown

Host: Dr April Diviney

This webinar looks at a variety of alternative options to traditional work experience. We look at some great volunteering options, online resources, books, blogs and news resouces that all students can access.

Date: 8th May 2020

Title: Learning About ‘Heart Attacks’

Host: Minnie Kenworthy – 4th Year Medical Student

This webinar covers some intermediate heart anatomy as well as looking at the common idea of a ‘heart attack’. It also looks at a common management plan as well as how they can prevents. There is also a Q&A session at the end.

Date: 27th April 2020

Title: Being an A&E Doctor during COVID-19

Host: Dr April Diviney

This webinar was a second version of the webinar on the 9th April 2020. We had to run two webinars due to demand. They both cover the same topic.

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