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12 Ultimate Guides For Applying to Medical School

Applying to Medical School Timeline

Understanding each step of applying to Medical School can seem daunting. This ultimate guide highlights the key points, dates and actions which will take place between Year 11 – Year 13 on your journey to Medical School.

 

Author: Cameron Elsworth – Manchester Medical School.

Finding Hospital Work Experience

Finding hospital work experience can be incredibly difficult, especially if you don’t necessarily have connections in a hospital. In this ultimate guide we look at some of the ways you can find the experience you need.

 

Author: Cameron Elsworth – Manchester Medical School.

Reflecting on Medical Work Experience

Gaining medical and hospital work experience is essential to support your application to Medical School, but without correct reflection, you don’t get the true value from it. This guide covers our top tips on reflecting on your work experience.

  

Author: Cameron Elsworth – Manchester Medical School.

Choosing the right Medical School

Quite often students pick Medical Schools based on name and reputation. This can be a dangerous way to choose your Medical School options and could lead to students not maximising your chances of gaining entry. 

 

Author: Cameron Elsworth – Manchester Medical School.

Analysing your Skills & Attributes

As part of your Personal Statement and reflection, you will need to identify and analyse your best attributes, qualities and skills. This is a hard thing to do, and you don’t want to end up sounding like all of the other applicants!

                                                           

Author: Cameron Elsworth – Manchester Medical School.

Dealing with rejection from Med School 

You may have been rejected from Medical School and are feeling unsure about how to proceed. It can be overwhelming to think about your next move, hopefully this guide can offer you some help with some useful tips. 

 

Author: Cameron Elsworth – Manchester Medical School.

Preparing for Medical School Interviews

Medical School Interviews are something which many students are anxious of during the application stage. Our handy ultimate guide to preparing for Medical School Interviews helps to break down the types of interview used and how to handle them.

 

Author: Cameron Elsworth – Manchester Medical School.

Writing your Personal Statement

It’s very difficult filling 4000 characters with the most compelling and convincing way possible. Students often struggle ‘selling’ themselves enough and ofter miss out some experiences and skills that Medical Schools will find irresistable. 

 

Author: Cameron Elsworth – Manchester Medical School.

What Grades do I need for Medical School?

If you’re wanting to study medicine, you’ll need a strong set of GCSE’s and A-Levels. Requirements do vary between medical schools.

This ultimate guide covers every Medical School in the UK and details the grades they require. 

Author: Cameron Elsworth – Manchester Medical School.

Choosing subjects for Medical School

Each Medical School has their own individual breakdown of what three subjects they require at A-Level or equivalent. This guide covers the commonly requested subjects, how you should choose your subjects, whether you need a fourth subject, a-level alternatives and much more.

Author: Cameron Elsworth – Manchester Medical School.

Gap Year before studying Medicine?

Taking a gap year between finishing school or your first degree and studying medicine can be a fantastic way to create some lifelong memories, earn some money and boost your medical CV. Find out more in our ultimate guide.

 

Author: Cameron Elsworth – Manchester Medical School.

What makes a Great Doctor?

It takes a large amount of intelligence, motivation and preparation to get into Medical School. Resilience, strong work-ethic and grit to withstand the challenges that medical school presents. Once in the field, what does it take to succeed? Find our more in our ultimate guide.

 

Author: Cameron Elsworth – Manchester Medical School.